Kearney Buffalo County, Nebraska

Kearney: City in and county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States

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Location of Kearney on Nebraska map.


Kearney is a city located in the county of Buffalo in the U.S. state of Nebraska. Its population at the 2010 census was 30,787 and a population density of 836 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 34,235 inhabitants.

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Kearney is located at 40°41'58"N 99°4'53"W (40.6994600, -99.0814800).

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Kearney Quick Facts

Population : 34,235 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
County : Buffalo County
Different from : Kearney County
Postal code : 68845, 68847, 68848, 68849
Phone Area Codes : 308
Area : 36.84 km2
Altitude : 2,152 feet / 656 meters
Capital city : Kearney is capital of Buffalo County
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 21:03:21 (17th September 2021)
Density : 929 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 10.07% (2010-2020)


The population of Kearney increased by 10.07% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 20,341 - 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z
2010 30,787 33.93% census
2011 31,474 2.18% estimation process
2012 32,062 1.83% estimation process
2013 32,352 0.9% estimation process
2014 32,597 0.75% estimation process
2015 32,951 1.07% estimation process
2016 33,345 1.18% estimation process
2017 33,586 0.72% estimation process
2018 33,595 0.03% estimation process
2019 33,867 0.8% estimation process
2020 34,235 1.07% estimation process

Kearney zip code is 68845. County name: Buffalo, County fips: 31019

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People born in Kearney (23)

People born in Kearney, including musician Kermit Driscoll, politician Dale E. Wolf, businessman, investment banker, philanthropist, and author Peter George Peterson, you can see a list of people who born in Kearney.

  • Stephen R. Lawhead (American writer) he was born in 02/07/1950
  • Andy Pessoa (American actor) he was born in 30/10/1995
  • David Martin (Republican politician from western Nebraska (1907-1997)) he was born in 09/07/1907
  • Scotty Bierce (Player of American Football (1896-1982)) he was born in 03/09/1896
  • Bryan Stoltenberg (American football player (1972-2013)) he was born in 25/08/1972
  • Charlie Tuna (American radio personality (1944-2016)) he was born in 18/04/1944
  • Dick Bruich (American football coach) he was born in 01/01/1947
  • Drew Anderson (American baseball player) he was born in 09/06/1981
  • George Crable (American baseball player) he was born in 09/01/1885
  • James A. Lake (Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and of Human Genetics) he was born in 10/08/1941
  • Trevor Robinson (American football player) he was born in 16/05/1990
  • Kyle Larson (Player of American football) he was born in 02/09/1980
  • Jon Bokenkamp (American writer) he was born in 01/01/1970
  • John Walter Ehle (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 11/05/1873
  • Brett Maher (American football player) he was born in 21/11/1989
  • Ronald Nigh he was born in 29/10/1947
  • Cody Whitehair (American football center) he was born in 11/07/1992
  • Ryan Quincy (American Animator) he was born in 14/01/1973

Schools in Kearney

College & universities near Kearney, NE

Code Name City ZIP
181215 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney (NE) 68849-1212

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Kearney, NE

Code Name Address Type
HLD Holdrege 100 West Ave. RAIL
HAS Hastings 501 West First St. RAIL

Post offices near Kearney

Post Office Name City ZIP
Kearney Post Office Kearney (NE) 68847

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Kearney , Missouri city in Clay County, Missouri, United States with a population of 11,155 people.

Other cities in Buffalo County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Buffalo County , NE.

City Name Population Title
Gibbon 1,875 City in Buffalo County, Nebraska, U.
Ravenna 1,361 City in Nebraska
Shelton 1,055 Village in Buffalo and Hall counties, Nebraska, in the United States
Elm Creek 945 Human settlement in Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States of America
Pleasanton 361 Village in Nebraska, United States
Amherst 254 Village in Nebraska, United States
Riverdale 179 Village in Nebraska
Miller 115 Village in Nebraska, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Kearney distances to largest Nebraska cities