Buffalo County is located in central Nebraska. The County Seat is Kearney and the largest city is Kearney. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.buffalocounty.ne.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 48,224 and the 2010 census population was 46,102. The land area is 968.11 square miles and there are 47.6 persons per square mile.
95.8% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 8.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 92.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 31.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $139,800, there are 17,705 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,830, the median household income is $50,963, and 13.6% of the persons in Buffalo County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,571. Retail sales (in $1000) were $739,878, and sales per capita were $16,483. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.9%.
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