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Welcome to Kearney ...

The city of Kearney is located in Clay County<1>.

The location of Kearney has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kearney has a population of 10,858 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kearney.

Kearney is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Kearney lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Kearney: (816)

The ZIP code for Kearney: 64060<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kearney had an population of 10,858 people. This is an increase of 29.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 98.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kearney had a population of 8,381 people. This makes Kearney the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Kearney represents 0.14% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,381 people, the population of Kearney increased 53.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,472 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kearney.

Adding Kearney to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kearney in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kearney was on a map titled William Bradley Map (1866).

We also found Kearney in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kearney on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Kearney ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Kearney - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Kansas (3), Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (2) and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kearney.

Communities near Kearney ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kearney.

  • Independence [Jackson County]
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    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Kearney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,672 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<7>
  • Liberty [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Kearney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,100 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<7>
  • Gladstone [Clay County]
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    • Gladstone [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Kearney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,489 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<7>
  • Excelsior Springs [Clay County]
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    • Excelsior Springs [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Kearney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,731 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Excelsior Springs<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithville [Clay County]
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      • Smithville [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Kearney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<7>
    • North Kansas City [Clay County]
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      • North Kansas City [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Kearney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kansas City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Kansas City<7>
    • Riverside [Platte County]
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      • Riverside [Platte County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Kearney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<7>
    • Sugar Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Creek
      • Sugar Creek [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Kearney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Creek<7>
    • Pleasant Valley [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Kearney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Buckner [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckner
      • Buckner [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Kearney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckner<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kearney. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kearney.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kearney. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kearney.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kearney. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kearney.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kearney ...

Looking for more information about Kearney? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kearney, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kearney.

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About Clay County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kearney. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Clay County: www.claycogov.com/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Clay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kearney.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kearney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kearney). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kearney or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kearney) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kearney. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KearneyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kearney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3617, Longitude: -94.3680       In this case, the coordinates for Kearney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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