Facts of Interest

Fact Table



City of Kearney
Established/Incorporated
1873
Incorporated as First Class City
1901
Population (June 2013)
30,919
Area in square miles/2-mile jurisdiction
13.2 miles/71.9 miles
Form of Government
Council-Manager (Adopted 1950)
Council Members
5 - Elected at large
Mayor
Selected by City Council


Taxes
City property tax rate
$0.14887 per $100 valuation
City sales tax rate
1.5%


Police Protection
Sworn Personnel/Civilian Personnel
54/14


Fire Protection
Number of stations
3
Volunteers/Paid Staff
63/13.5


Park and Recreation
Public parks
15
Total acreage of parks and greenspace
577.48
Annual swimming pools attendance
54,845
Annual recreation program attendance
15,000+
Rentals/uses at park facilities
2,300
Public tennis courts
16
Miles of bicycle pathways
20.21
Municipal golf course
1 (18-hole)
Golf Rounds per year
31,620
Cemetery
60 developed acres


Library
Books and audio and visuals
135,951
Card holders
40,973
Circulation
517,325
Visits
219,966
Public computer use and logins
92,291


Regional Airport
Enplanements
1 3,038
Takeoffs and landings
25,000 operations
Home based aircraft
40
Length of longest runway
7,100 feet


Development Services
Building permits issued in 2013
1,779
Construction value of building permits issued
$107.6 million


Public Works
Miles of street (center line)
177 center line miles
Lane miles of street
574
Signalized intersections
20 City - 24 State


Utilities
Water

Miles of water main/gallons pumped
204/2.22 billion
Fire hydrants
1,550
Total water meters
10,346
Water towers
3,750,000 gal. capacity
Sanitary Sewer

Miles of sewer main/gallons treated
159/1.16 billion
Pumping stations
19
Sanitation

Single family/multi-family collections
9,118 per week/1,826 per week
Commercial collections
2,450 per week
Yard waste collection
3,612 participants
Recycling collection curb-side
5,132 participants
Waste collected and delivered to Landfill
24,198 tons
Material recycled
3,569 tons
Landfill

Residential waste received
26,137 tons
Refuse received
45,798 tons