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Population in 2012: 31,790 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.9%
 

Males: 15,630  (49.2%)
Females: 16,160  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  29.0 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68849.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,004 (it was $34,829 in 2000)
Kearney:

$47,004
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,082

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,730 (it was $89,300 in 2000)
Kearney:

$138,730
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $133,013; Detached houses: $148,510; Townhouses or other attached units: $135,947; In 2-unit structures: $160,856; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $138,744; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,014; Mobile homes: $22,590

Median gross rent in 2012: $660.

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  • White alone - 27,102 (87.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2,525 (8.2%)
  • Two or more races - 481 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 458 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 256 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 59 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 51 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kearney: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.4%), Irish (12.9%), English (8.3%), Swedish (4.6%), Czech (3.0%), Danish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/3/1873

Elevation: 2153 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,896 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Kearney:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kearney city:

  • Never married: 38.0%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

1,329 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia).

This city:  4.3%
Nebraska:  5.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Kearney, Nebraska as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kearney to the number of sex offenders is 611 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,183 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,114 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (126.3 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (561.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Glenwood, NE (1.9 miles ), Riverdale, NE (2.7 miles ), Odessa, NE (3.0 miles) , Gibbon, NE (3.6 miles ), Amherst, NE (3.7 miles ), Axtell, NE (3.9 miles ), Elm Creek, NE (3.9 miles ), Minden, NE (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 157 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2007: 104 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2008: 94 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2009: 74 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2010: 73 buildings, average cost: $192,000
  • 2011: 107 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2012: 138 buildings, average cost: $189,500

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Latitude: 40.70 N, Longitude: 99.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,915 (+6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,369 (77.5%)

Area code: 308

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Crime rates in Kearney by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000010001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.03.30.00.00.03.2
Rapes 36155913226151410915
per 100,000 10.321.854.117.831.845.175.620.249.245.531.829.047.8
Robberies 2246343653323
per 100,000 6.97.314.421.410.613.910.320.216.49.89.56.49.6
Assaults 71495469584031594446493423
per 100,000 243.6178.4194.8245.8204.7138.7106.5199.0144.4149.5155.9109.573.3
Burglaries 268168232184114127142139129151112129118
per 100,000 919.3611.7837.0655.4402.3440.5487.7468.8423.3490.9356.3415.3375.9
Thefts 1,0519291,000855750722745796678834734714733
per 100,000 3605.23382.73607.63045.62646.42504.32558.82684.52225.02711.42334.92298.62335.0
Auto thefts 72654150362737253834261816
per 100,000 247.0236.7147.9178.1127.093.7127.184.3124.7110.582.757.951.0
Arson 271210655126141349
per 100,000 6.925.543.335.621.217.317.240.519.745.541.412.928.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 265.4233.1278.3232.6197.4190.7213.8193.0192.5204.0170.4159.5171.7

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Crime rate in Kearney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 65 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Nebraska average:

1.95

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Kearney, Nebraska accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Kearney-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 199% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1956, a category F4 (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 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.8 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kearney-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from Kearney center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buffalo County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 3, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Andy Pessoa - Actor, Dale E. Wolf - Politician, Drew Anderson - Baseball player, James A. Lake - Professor of Molecular, Kyle Larson - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Sep 2, 1980), George Crable - Baseball player, John Walter Ehle - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Scotty Bierce - Player of Football.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Kearney: John Walter Ehle.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Kearney:

  • OVERLAND TRAILS RENAL CARE GROUP, LLC (Dialysis Facility, 5210 PARKLAND DR.)
  • EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN GSS HOME CARE OF CENTRAL NE (Home Health Center, 3811 29TH AVE, SUITE 1)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, P O BOX 1990, 10 EAST 31ST ST)
  • RICHARD H YOUNG HOSPITAL (Hospital, P O BOX 1750, 1755 PRAIRIE VIEW PL)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ST JOHNS (Nursing Home, 3410 CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ST LUKE'S VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 2201 EAST 32ND STREET)
  • MOTHER HULL HOME (Nursing Home, 125 EAST 23RD STREET)
  • MT CARMEL HOME- KEENS MEMORIAL (Nursing Home, 412 WEST 18TH STREET)

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Local government website: www.city.kearney.net

College/University in Kearney:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (Full-time enrollment: 4,780; 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 40 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 125 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 128 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • Northeast Community College (about 128 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 130 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Wayne State College (about 151 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 165 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)

Public high schools in Kearney:

Private high school in Kearney:

  • KEARNEY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS (Students: 293; Location: 110 E 35TH ST; Grades: 6 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Kearney:

Private elementary/middle schools in Kearney:

  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 2421 AVE C; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OF KEARNEY (Students: 34; Location: 4010 7TH AVE; Grades: KG - 7)
See full list of schools located in Kearney

Library in Kearney:

  • KEARNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,174,267; Location: 2020 FIRST AVENUE; 120,790 books; 5,312 audio materials; 4,671 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 10 state licensed databases; 162 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • the website for the city has changed to www.cityofkearney.org
  • There is another Zip Code besides the ones shown. It is 68848
  • There is another Zip Code besides the ones shown. It is 68848
  • The pictures of the "Great Platte River Indian Museum" are incorrectly referenced. It is the "Great Platte River Road Archway Monument", an interactive educational center focusing on the evolution of transportation.

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Notable locations in Kearney: Budget Motel and Campground (A), Kearney (B), Buffalo County Fairgrounds (C), Kearney Drive-In Theater (D), Meadowlark Hills Golf Course (E), Kearney Country Club (F), Kearney Public Library (G), Buffalo County Courthouse (H), Buffalo County Sheriff Department (I), Richard H Young Hospital (J), Family Practice Association Building (K), Centennial Towers East (L), Centennial Towers West (M), Nebraskan Student Union (N), Mens Dorm (O), Stout Hall (P), Randall Hall (Q), Mantor Hall (R), Martin Hall (S), Conrad Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Hilltop Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Kearney include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), New Life Assembly of God Church (B), Countryside Christian Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), First Baptist Church (E), Newman Center (F), Church of Christ (G), Calvary Baptist Church (H), Prince of Peace Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Kearney Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Kearney Reservoir (A), Lake Kearney (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kearney include: University of Nebraska at Kearney Historical Marker (1), Historic Kearney Historical Marker (2), Collins Park (3), Dryden Park (4), Harmon Park (5), Memorial Diamond Park (6), Pioneer Park (7), Vietnam Memorial (8), Southeast Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Trails & Rails Museum (710 West 11th Street) (1), Great Platte River Road Archway Monument (Museums; 1 Archway Parkway) (2), FT Kearney Museum Taxidermy Studio (131 Central Avenue) (3), V V S Canteen (Amusement & Theme Parks; 10 West 14th Street) (4), Habitat 4 Harmony (Arcades & Amusements; 3411 Avenue M) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Western Motel (824 East Highway 30) (1), Western Inn Motel (1401 2nd Avenue) (2), 1st Inn Gold Motel-Arena Side Conference Center (224 2nd Avenue South) (3), Days Inn (619 2nd Avenue) (4), Best Western Inn Of Kearney (1010 3rd Avenue) (5), Kearney Super 8 Motel (15 W 8th St) (6), Cranewood Country Inn RV Park (1910 West 24th Street) (7), Americinn Kearney (215 West Talmadge) (8), Super 8 Kearney NE (15 West 8th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: County Offices - General County Information- Civil Defense- County C (Courthouse) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Buffalo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kearney and their reported violations in the past:

BUFFALO CO. SID #3 - GLENWOOD ESTATES (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2000), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2000), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-19-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2000), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2000), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-19-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2000), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2000), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-19-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-1998), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-1998), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-23-1999), St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-1998), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-23-1999), St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-1998), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-1998), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-23-1999), St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-1998), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-1998), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-23-1999), St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SHEENS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-1998), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and SEP-20-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2002), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and SEP-18-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2000), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-27-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and AUG-20-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-1996), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-1996), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-1996)
CLEARVIEW UTILITIES CORP. (Population served: 92, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-09-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-30-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2001), St Public Notif received (APR-16-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-24-2004 and AUG-31-2004, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-16-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2001)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
1733 ESTATES ASSOCIATES (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2001, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-1999), St Public Notif received (JAN-27-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and JUN-11-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-1996), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-1996)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kearney that have no violations reported:

  • KEARNEY, CITY OF (Address: PO Box 1180, Population served: 24889, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water)
  • UNION PACIFIC SRA - NG & PC (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.5%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Black residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.9% for American Indian residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.5%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kearney, NE

People in group quarters in Kearney in 2010:

  • 1,575 people in college/university student housing
  • 284 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 96 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Kearney in 2000:

  • 1,939 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 279 people in nursing homes
  • 63 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 21 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Kearney compared to Nebraska state average:

Kearney, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Health and Sports Center. University of Nebraska at Kearney.
  • Kearney Events Center. Capacity: 5,000.
  • MGM Grand Arena. Capacity: 17,157.
  • Orleans Arena. Capacity: 9,000.

Banks with most branches in Kearney (2011 data):

  • Platte Valley State Bank & Trust Company: 17th Avenue Branch, 1st Avenue Drive Up Branch, Detached Tellers' Facility, Platte Valley State Bank & Trust Com. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $403.6 mil, Deposits: $312.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Heritage Bank: Kearney Branch, Second Avenue, Mobile Unit. Info updated 2009/02/18: Bank assets: $539.7 mil, Deposits: $373.4 mil, headquarters in Wood River, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Group, Inc.
  • Five Points Bank: Kearney Main Branch at 1809 W. 39th St., branch established on 2002/12/18; Kearney Downtown Branch at 2501 Central Avenue, branch established on 2004/01/05. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $694.0 mil, Deposits: $582.2 mil, headquarters in Grand Island, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Hometown Banc Corp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Kearney Downtown Branch at 2203 First Avenue, branch established on 1984/07/23; Kearney Main Branch at 204 W. 31st Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Kearney Main Branch at 21 West 21st Street, branch established on 1917/01/01; 48th Street Mb Branch at 4803 Second Avenue, branch established on 1985/01/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Exchange Bank: South Second Branch at 1502 South 2nd Avenue, branch established on 2010/02/12; Nebraska National Bank Branch at 3110 2nd Avenue, branch established on 1995/06/08. Info updated 2011/11/23: Bank assets: $389.1 mil, Deposits: $301.7 mil, headquarters in Gibbon, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Exchange Company
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank: Kearney Branch at 3015 2nd Avenue, branch established on 1976/01/05. Info updated 2008/02/28: Bank assets: $480.8 mil, Deposits: $339.8 mil, headquarters in Milford, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Country Bank Shares, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Kearney Branch at 4407 Second Avenue, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Great Western Bank: 2120 First Avenue Branch at 2120 First Avenue, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kearney, Nebraska:

  • Ramada Inn & Conference CTR, 301 S Second Ave, Kearney, NE 68848 , Phone: (308) 237-3141
  • Super 8 Motel, 15 W 8TH St, Kearney, NE 68847 , Phone: (308) 234-5513, Fax: (308) 234-3835
  • Comfort Inn, 903 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847 , Phone: (308) 237-5858, Fax: (308) 237-5858
  • Americinn Motel & Suites, 215 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68847 , Phone: (800) 634-3444, Fax: (308) 234-3808
  • Quality Inn, 121 3RD Ave, Kearney, NE 68845 , Phone: (308) 237-0838, Fax: (308) 234-6746
  • Holiday Inn Express, 508 Second Avenue S, Kearney, NE 68847 , Phone: (308) 234-8100, Fax: (308) 338-0892
  • Country Inn & Suites, 105 Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68847 , Phone: (308) 236-7500, Fax: (308) 236-4208
  • Wingate Inn, 108 3rd Ave, Kearney, NE 68848 , Phone: (308) 237-4400, Fax: (308) 237-4888
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kearney, Nebraska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kearney travel time to work - commute


Kearney mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kearney city (based on Buffalo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.15%
Here63.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents33.5%19.2%13.5%8.4%4.1%
Congregations12.7%20.6%12.7%3.2%4.8%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA) Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.2%2.2%1.9%1.9%12.2%
Congregations3.2%1.6%1.6%1.6%38.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Buffalo County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Buffalo County:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Buffalo County:

8.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.3%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.4%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Buffalo County:

14.3%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$36,817$44,1800$0
Other Government Administration 7$32,488$55,6945$1,136
Police Protection - Officers 50$216,753$52,0210$0
Police - Other 14$41,048$35,1843$2,925
Firefighters 9$43,264$57,68512$3,881
Fire - Other 1$2,796$33,5521$1,439
Streets and Highways 22$80,519$43,9190$0
Airports 4$12,613$37,8390$0
Solid Waste Management 30$103,899$41,5605$5,440
Sewerage 7$24,899$42,6840$0
Parks and Recreation 24$87,198$43,5991$1,696
Water Supply 20$70,106$42,0640$0
Local Libraries 8$25,727$38,59118$18,013
Other and Unallocable 19$76,713$48,4501$449
Totals for Government 225$854,840$45,59146$34,979

Kearney government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,383,000 ($43.50)
    Air Transportation: $627,000 ($19.72)
    Sewerage: $513,000 ($16.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $293,000 ($9.22)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,937,000 ($155.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,771,000 ($118.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,895,000 ($91.07)
    Water Utilities: $2,664,000 ($83.80)
    Regular Highways: $2,042,000 ($64.23)
    Sewerage: $2,018,000 ($63.48)
    Central Staff Services: $1,882,000 ($59.20)
    Air Transportation: $1,169,000 ($36.77)
    General - Other: $1,088,000 ($34.22)
    Libraries: $1,032,000 ($32.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $944,000 ($29.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $568,000 ($17.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $317,000 ($9.97)
    Parking Facilities: $14,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $674,000 ($21.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $95,000 ($2.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($0.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($0.63)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($0.47)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,350,000 ($294.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $212,000 ($6.67)

Kearney government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,041,000 ($127.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,865,000 ($121.58)
    All Other: $868,000 ($27.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $821,000 ($25.83)
    Air Transportation: $374,000 ($11.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,184,000 ($37.24)
    Interest Earnings: $626,000 ($19.69)
    Donations From Private Sources: $425,000 ($13.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $47,000 ($1.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,898,000 ($154.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,795,000 ($56.46)
    All Other: $890,000 ($28.00)
    General Local Government Support: $720,000 ($22.65)
    Sewerage: $154,000 ($4.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,872,000 ($121.80)
    Property: $1,375,000 ($43.25)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $867,000 ($27.27)
    Motor Vehicle License: $522,000 ($16.42)
    Other License: $430,000 ($13.53)

Kearney government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,338,000 ($1331.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,397,000 ($1270.75)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,153,000 ($99.18)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,212,000 ($38.13)

Kearney government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,308,000 ($104.06)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,741,000 ($589.53)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,144,000 ($67.44)

8.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($126 average AGI)
Buffalo County:

0.21%
Nebraska average:

0.13%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kearney County, NE  0.56% ($28,867 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.54% ($29,138)
from Dawson County, NE  0.49% ($27,177)


8.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.86% ($30,109 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.81% ($35,124)
to Kearney County, NE  0.54% ($31,581)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kearney:

  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KGFW (1340 AM; 1 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, 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)
  • KRVN-FM (93.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

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.)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLNE-TV (Channel 3; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Kearney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 22
Total length: 164 meters (538ft)
Total costs: $1,522,000
Total average daily traffic: 98,806
Total average daily truck traffic: 997

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 6
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Kearney, NE

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kearney)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kearney, NE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kearney)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Kearney)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 41 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 111
  • Hazardous Condition: 60
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Kearney


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kearney, NE

Most common first names in Kearney, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13977.9 years
Mary13683.3 years
Robert10173.8 years
William9576.0 years
Charles8776.3 years
Helen8581.2 years
George7477.0 years
Ruth7084.6 years
Anna6687.9 years
James6276.2 years
Most common last names in Kearney, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8977.1 years
Anderson5379.4 years
Peterson5077.2 years
Smith4580.8 years
Miller4381.1 years
Nelson3374.0 years
Jones2880.2 years
Wilson2677.8 years
Brown2575.2 years
Robinson2282.9 years
Businesses in Kearney, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's3
AmericInn1Menards1
Applebee's1Microtel1
Arby's2Motel 61
Ashley Furniture1New Balance5
Baskin-Robbins1Nike5
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Best Western2Old Navy1
Big O Tires1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King2Pizza Hut2
Caribou Coffee1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Ramada1
Dairy Queen3Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
FedEx6Slumberland1
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway4
Gap1Super 81
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn2True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul3
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York2UPS9
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's2
Long John Silver's1Wingate1
MasterBrand Cabinets4YMCA1
Maurices1
Browse common businesses in Kearney, NE

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