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CITY OF KEARNEY
18 East 22nd St.
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Ph: (308) 233-3215
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

557

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