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Kearney's environment attracts many types of businesses

Kearney, the county seat of Buffalo County, is located on the north bank of the southern most point of the Platte River where it dips in a great arc across Nebraska

The community's rich heritage has been shaped by pioneers who boldly crossed the country following the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails in search of opportunity during the last century. Some had the vision to see unique opportunities in Central Nebraska and decided to stay. Their descendants inherited that same determined, yet progressive spirit and perpetuate what is widely referred to as "the midwestern work ethic."

Today, Kearney is home to over 28,000 people who enjoy an enviable balance of urban amenities and small town quality of life. It's the home of the university of Nebraska at Kearney. two major hospitals, regional shopping and services, cultural and recreational attractions, excellent schools, numerous corporate headquarters and many other major employers.

Parents and employers alike praise the Kearney Public Schools as well as the many fine private educational institutions. On average, more than 92% of Kearney students graduate with as many as 75% going on to college. Over 23% of Kearney residents have graduated from college.

Quick Facts

POPULATION: 1999 Estimates
Kearney City Limits:
Buffalo County:

28,195
40,882

Nebraska's 5th largest city.

MEDIAN AGE:
MEAN HSHLD INC:
COLLEGE GRADS:
1995 ACCRA IDX:
ALTITUDE:
CENTRAL TIME ZONE         
30.7
$52,646
23.7%
92.1
2,130'
DISTANCE TO:
Boston
San Francisco
New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Denver
Kansas City
Omaha

1,733 miles
1,733 miles
1,437 miles
1,418 miles
645 miles
359 miles
343 miles
189 miles
CLIMATE:
Avg. Annual Precip.
Avg. Growing Season
Avg. Daily Temp.

24.3 in.
159 days
55
MIN MEANMAX
Jan 10.322.834.3
April 35.949.363.1
July 63.075.588.6
Oct 37.451.966.1


The Kearney area offers a number of choice commercial, industrial and office sites which will fit your needs. Confidential assistance is provided by both The Development Council and the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

TRANSPORTATION INFO:
HIGHWAYS:    Interstate 80,
US 30,
NE10 & 44
BUS LINE: Greyhound,
Eppley Express
AIRLINE: United Express Airline
QUICK PHONE REFERENCE:
City Hall
Buffalo County Clerk
Chamber
Economic Development
Post Office
Library
Airport
Hospital
Public Schools
University

233-3210
236-1226
237-3101
237-9346
234-2051
233-3282
234-2318
865-7100
237-6000
865-8441

LABOR SUPPLY 1999:
Manufacturing 3,552
Construction & Minning 1,064
Trans., Communications & Utilities 754
Trade, Wholesale & Retail 6,368
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 691
Services 5,342
Government 3,821
     Total Non Farm Emploment 21,583
     Total Employment 23,494
     Unemployment 694
     Total Labor Force 24,188
Commuters, Graduates, Seasonal,
Underemployed, etc. Who May Be
Available: Total Potential Labor Supply
4,305
Right to Work State Yes
Manufacturing Workers Unionized: less than 3%
Work Stopages in last 3 years One

© 2000 I.S.D.N. Page updated on 4-10-2000
Contact info@kearney.net