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

The community of Minden is the Seat for Kearney County.

Kearney County was founded in 1860.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kearney had a population of 6,460 people. This is a decrease of 6.13% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,882 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kearney represented 0.4% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 46th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,489-5.71%+0.45% since 2009
20096,460-6.13%-0.71% since 2008
20086,506-5.46%-1.02% since 2007
20076,573-4.49% 
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20006,882The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Kearney County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Kearney County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Minden   2,7882,9645.94% decrease  
Axtell   6936960.43% decrease  
Wilcox   3333607.5% decrease  
Heartwell   76805% decrease  
Norman   47494.08% decrease  

Websites for Kearney County

Official Website:   www.kearneycounty.ne.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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