Kearney County

Kearney County, Nebraska

PO Box 339
Minden, NE 68959
Phone: (308) 832-2723
Fax: (308) 832-2729

In south-central NE, southwest of Grand Island; original county; organized Jan 10, 1860 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Fort Kearny, itself named for Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny (1794-1848), officer in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War. The e in the last syllable was added in 1857, reason unknown.

Area (sq mi):: 516.13 (land 516.03; water 0.11) Population per square mile: 13.10
Population 2005: 6,774 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.60%; 1990-2000 3.80% Population 2000: 6,882 (White 96.80%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,118; median household $39,247; Population below poverty level: 8.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,171-$29,842
Unemployment (2004): 2.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 18.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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interested bidders may contact randall smith, kearney, road superintendent, in person or by phone call at the kearney county road department office, 1124 east 9th, minden, ne or at 308-832-2854.
Commenting on this acquisition plan, the Cornerstone Bank Chairman has expressed delight over the development and stressed that the bank is thrilled to join the Wilcox Community and offer its banking services in the region of Kearney County in Nebraska.