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Kearney is a city in Buffalo County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Fort Kearny.

The latitude of Kearney is 40.699N. The longitude is -99.081W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,152 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,211.


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Median household income
Local
$34,829
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kearney demographic reports
Kearney is on the Platte River.
Former and merged names include:
· Kearney Junction
Settlement began in 1871 with the first homestead claim
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 80. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "About Schmidt"
· 1983 movie, "Terms of Endearment"
Local festivals include:
  • Buffalo County Fair - Aug. 1-7, 2007
  • Wagons West Celebration - June 2, 2007
  • Heritage Days - June 9, 2007
  • Black Barts BBQ Festival - June 17, 2007
  • Harvest Fair - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kearney web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cottonmill Park
Wildlife: Hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes migrate through the Platte River Valley each spring

Historic sites and museums: Fort Kearny State Historical Park, Children's Museum, Fort Kearney Museum, Museum of Nebraska Art, Trails & Rails Museum, Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
Colleges and universities: University of Nebraska
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kearney demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Buffalo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68845 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

36% of Kearney residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kearney ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kearney was $17,713, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Kearney residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kearney, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $426.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $912.


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Libraries in Kearney include Kearney Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kearney include Kearney Hub

TV stations in Kearney include KHGI.

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Buffalo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kearney political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Kearney workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kearney between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Kearney include 1st Inn Gold Kearney, Americinn Motel & Suites, Best Western, Comfort Inn of Kearney, Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Hotel, Kearney Fairfield Inn, Ramada Inn, Super 8, Wingate Inn.

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