Kearny County, Kansas

Kearny County: County in Kansas, United States


Kearny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,977 and a population density of 2 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 3,745 inhabitants. Its county seat is Lakin. The county was created 149 years ago in 1873.

Quick Facts about Kearny County

Population : 3,745 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kansas (United States)
Different from : Kearney County
Area : 2257 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.05%
Land as percent of area : 99.95%
Named for : Philip Kearny
Altitude : 3,238 feet / 987 meters
Capital : Lakin
Establishment : March 03, 1873
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 06:01:16 (29th January 2023)
Density : 2 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.19% (2010-2020)
Kearny County locator map
Location of Kearny County on Kansas map.
Kearny County  Kansas courthouse from SE 1 image
Kearny County Kansas courthouse from SE 1
Kearny County  Kansas courthouse from SE 1 image


Kearny County is located at 38°0'1"N 101°19'11"W (38.0002000, -101.3198600). It has 8 neighbors: Finney County, Grant County, Greeley County, Hamilton County, Haskell County, Scott County, Stanton County and Wichita County.

Kearny County map

The largest city of Kearny County is Lakin with a population of 2,103. Other cities include and Deerfield population 674. See all Kearny County cities & populated places.

Kearny County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Kearny County.

City Name Population Title
Lakin 2,103 City in Kansas
Deerfield 674 City in Kansas
Hartland 92 Township in Kearny County, Kansas

Kearny County has 8 neighbours.

  • Lakin


According to census records, the population of Kearny County decreased by 6.19% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,977 - census
2011 3,958 -0.48% estimation process
2012 3,971 0.33% estimation process
2013 3,912 -1.51% estimation process
2014 3,938 0.66% estimation process
2015 3,929 -0.23% estimation process
2016 3,890 -1% estimation process
2017 3,935 1.14% estimation process
2018 3,941 0.15% estimation process
2019 3,838 -2.68% estimation process
2020 3,745 -2.48% estimation process

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