Kearney, NE Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Population: 27,431. Estimated population in July 2020: 28,958 (+5.6% change)
Males: 13,186 (48.1%), Females: 14,245 (51.9%)

Buffalo County

Zip codes: 68845, 68847.

Median resident age: 27.3 years
Median household income: $34,829
Median house value: $94,700

Races in Kearney:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (41.4%), Irish (12.3%), English (10.7%), Swedish (8.0%), United States (5.0%), Danish (4.1%).

Elevation: 2153 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kearney

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 34.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kearney city

  • Never married: 38.6%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

2.5% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,438 (+9.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Kearney:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (10 E 31ST STREET P O BOX 1990)
  • RICHARD H YOUNG HOSPITAL (P O BOX 1750, 1755 PRAIRIE VIEW PL)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kearney:

  • KEARNEY COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES-HOSP (about 19 miles; MINDEN, NE)
  • PHELPS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (about 28 miles; HOLDREGE, NE)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 43 miles; FRANKLIN, NE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kearney:

  • KEARNEY MUNI (about 6 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Abbreviation: EAR)
  • HASTINGS MUNI (about 47 miles; HASTINGS, NE; Abbreviation: HSI)
  • CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL (about 58 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Abbreviation: GRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kearney:

  • PIONEER VILLAGE FIELD (about 18 miles; MINDEN, NE; Abbreviation: 0V3)
  • BREWSTER FIELD (about 25 miles; HOLDREGE, NE; Abbreviation: HDE)
  • LOUP CITY MUNI (about 41 miles; LOUP CITY, NE; Abbreviation: 0F4)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Kearney:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY (Full-time enrollment: 5,588; Location: 905 W 25TH ST; Public; Website: www.unk.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Kearney:

  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,730)
  • FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 127 miles; HAYS, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,572)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 133 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 162 miles; GREAT BEND, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
  • SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 165 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,137)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (about 166 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 19,806)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 177 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)

Schools

Public high schools in Kearney:

  • KEARNEY SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,411; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KEARNEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 179; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high school in Kearney:

  • KEARNEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: P.O. BOX 1866 110 EAST 35TH; Grades: 6 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kearney:

  • SUNRISE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 540; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • HORIZON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 503; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • NORTHEAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 351; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MEADOWLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 260; Grades: PK – 06)
  • PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 258; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WINDY HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 241; Grades: PK – 06)
  • EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 239; Grades: PK – 06)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 239; Grades: PK – 06)
  • KENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 214; Grades: PK – 06)
  • BRYANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 208; Grades: PK – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Kearney:

  • ZION LUTHERAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 2421 AVENUE C BOX 778; Grades: PK – 7)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCH OF KEARNEY (Students: 78; Location: PO BOX 1574; Grades: KG – 11)

Libraries

Library in Kearney:

  • KEARNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFORMATION CENTER (Operating income: $1,000,139; Location: 2020 FIRST AVENUE; 74,834 books; 1,575 audio materials; 1,583 video materials; 188 serial subscriptions)

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