Kearney County

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Kearney County, Nebraska

PO Box 339
Minden, NE 68959
Phone: (308) 832-2723
Fax: (308) 832-2729
www.kearneycounty.ne.gov

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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