Kearney County is located in south-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Minden and the largest city is Minden. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.kearneycounty.ne.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 6,644 and the 2010 census population was 6,489. The land area is 516.24 square miles and there are 12.6 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.2% is Black or African American, 4.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 91.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $96,400, there are 2,621 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,796, the median household income is $56,466, and 4.9% of the persons in Kearney County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 463. Retail sales (in $1000) were $29,729, and sales per capita were $4,523.
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