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Population (year 2000): 27,431. Estimated population in July 2005: 28,958 (+5.6% change)
Males: 13,186 (48.1%), Females: 14,245 (51.9%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 27.3 years
Median household income: $34,829 (year 2000)
Median house value: $94,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Kearney:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (41.4%), Irish (12.3%), English (10.7%), Swedish (8.0%), United States (5.0%), Danish (4.1%).Nebraska

Elevation: 2153 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles

Kearney,

For population 25 years and over in Kearney

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kearney city

  • Never married: 38.6%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

2.5% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,438 (+9.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NE Lincoln, (165.5 miles pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (568.7 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: NE (8.0 miles Riverdale, NE (15.6 miles Axtell, NE (16.0 miles Amherst, NE (16.6 miles Gibbon, NE (16.6 miles Minden, NE (18.5 miles Pleasanton, NE (20.1 miles Funk, Creek, NE (20.3 miles Elm


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 93 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 1997: 91 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 1998: 104 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 1999: 102 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2000: 141 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2001: 156 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2002: 199 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2003: 257 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2004: 383 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2005: 185 buildings, average cost: $146,700

Latitude: 40.70 N, Longitude: 99.08 W

Area code: 308


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.4%), Retail trade (16.4%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,977 (+10.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,477 (80.2%)


 

Crime in Kearney by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 6 3 6 15 5 9
    per 100,000 21.9 10.9 21.9 54.7 18.2 32.8
Robberies 6 2 2 4 6 3
    per 100,000 21.9 7.3 7.3 14.6 21.9 10.9
Assaults 68 71 49 54 69 58
    per 100,000 247.9 258.8 178.6 196.9 251.5 211.4
Burglaries 227 268 168 232 184 114
    per 100,000 827.5 977.0 612.4 845.8 670.8 415.6
Thefts 986 1,051 929 1,000 855 750
    per 100,000 3594.5 3831.4 3386.7 3645.5 3116.9 2734.1
Auto thefts 49 72 65 41 50 36
    per 100,000 178.6 262.5 237.0 149.5 182.3 131.2
284.5 301.0 244.0 282.6 250.4 207.6

Average climate in Kearney, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kearney,

Kearney-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1956, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Kearney city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/29/1956, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Kyle Larson - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Sep 2, 1980).

Main business address for: BUCKLE INC (RETAIL-FAMILY CLOTHING STORES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Kearney:
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (10 E 31ST STREET P O BOX 1990)
  • RICHARD H YOUNG HOSPITAL (P O BOX 1750, 1755 PRAIRIE VIEW PL)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kearney:
  • KEARNEY COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES-HOSP (about 19 miles; MINDEN, NE)
  • PHELPS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (about 28 miles; HOLDREGE, NE)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 43 miles; FRANKLIN, NE)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kearney:
  • KEARNEY MUNI (about 6 miles; KEARNEY, NE; ID: EAR)
  • HASTINGS MUNI (about 47 miles; HASTINGS, NE; ID: HSI)
  • CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL (about 58 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; ID: GRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kearney:
  • PIONEER VILLAGE FIELD (about 18 miles; MINDEN, NE; ID: 0V3)
  • BREWSTER FIELD (about 25 miles; HOLDREGE, NE; ID: HDE)
  • LOUP CITY MUNI (about 41 miles; LOUP CITY, NE; ID: 0F4)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 15 $50,760 $40,608 3 $6,089
Water Supply 18 $54,836 $36,557 1 $1,275
Local Libraries 7 $21,126 $36,216 19 $16,009
Financial Administration 10 $32,595 $39,114 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 22 $79,624 $43,431 1 $53
Fire - Other 1 $2,559 $30,708 0 $0
Streets and Highways 23 $72,154 $37,645 0 $0
Airports 4 $12,321 $36,963 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $22,676 $38,873 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $30,848 $30,848 3 $523
Judicial and Legal 1 $6,786 $81,432 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 49 $175,661 $43,019 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $28,089 $28,089 3 $3,520
Firefighters 7 $23,424 $40,155 7 $1,700
Solid Waste Management 27 $78,291 $34,796 5 $4,246
Totals for Government 215 $691,751 $38,609 42 $33,416
College/University in Kearney:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY (Full-time enrollment: 5,588; Location: 905 W 25TH ST; Public; Website: www.unk.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Kearney:
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,730)
  • FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 127 miles; HAYS, KS; FT enrollment: 4,572)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 133 miles; NORFOLK, NE; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 162 miles; GREAT BEND, KS; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 165 miles; LINCOLN, NE; FT enrollment: 5,137)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (about 166 miles; LINCOLN, NE; FT enrollment: 19,806)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 177 miles; WAYNE, NE; FT enrollment: 3,026)
Public high schools in Kearney:
  • KEARNEY SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,411; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • KEARNEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 179; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Kearney:
  • KEARNEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: P.O. BOX 1866 110 EAST 35TH; Grades: 6 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kearney:
  • SUNRISE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 540; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • HORIZON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 503; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • NORTHEAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 351; Grades: PK - 06)
  • MEADOWLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 260; Grades: PK - 06)
  • PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 258; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WINDY HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 241; Grades: PK - 06)
  • EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 239; Grades: PK - 06)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 239; Grades: PK - 06)
  • KENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 214; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BRYANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 208; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Kearney:
  • ZION LUTHERAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 2421 AVENUE C BOX 778; Grades: PK - 7)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCH OF KEARNEY (Students: 78; Location: PO BOX 1574; Grades: KG - 11)
Library in Kearney:
  • KEARNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFORMATION CENTER (Operating income: $1,000,139; Location: 2020 FIRST AVENUE; 74,834 books; 1,575 audio materials; 1,583 video materials; 188 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • There is another Zip Code besides the ones shown. It is 68848

Notable locations in Kearney: Budget Motel and Campground (A), Buffalo County Fairgrounds (B), Kearney Drive-In Theater (C), Kearney Country Club (D), Kearney (E), Meadowlark Hills Golf Course (F), Founders Hall (G), Health and Sports Center (H), Ludden Hall (I), Frank House (J), Nebraskan Student Union (K), Case Hall (L), Museum of Nebraska Art (M), Conrad Hall (N), Bruner Hall (O), Education Center (P), Trails and Rails Museum (Q), Thomas Hall (R), Art Annex (S), Buffalo County Courthouse (T).

Shopping Center: Hilltop Mall (1).

Churches in Kearney include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Saint James Catholic Church (B), Saint George Orthodox Church (C), Campus Lutheran Ministry (D), Holy Cross Lutheran Church (E), Immanuel Baptist Church (F), Church of Christ (G), Church of the Nazarene (H).

Cemetery: Kearney Cemetery (1).

Reservoirs: Kearney Reservoir (A), Lake Kearney (B).

Parks in Kearney include: Dryden Park (1), Southeast Park (2), Centennial Park (3), Apollo Park (4), Foster Field (5), University of Nebraska at Kearney Historical Marker (6), Vietnam Memorial (7), West Lincolnway Park (8), Collins Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Kearney compared to Nebraska state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Kearney:
  • KGFW (1340 AM; 1 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KUVR (1380 AM; 1 kW; HOLDREGE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Kearney:
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLPR (91.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA @ KEARNEY)
  • K209CF (89.7 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K260AF (99.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KLNE-FM (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
TV broadcast stations around Kearney:
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KLNE-TV (Channel 3; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)

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