Buffalo County Community
Kearney, the county seat of Buffalo County, is among the most dynamic micropolitan cities in the Midwest, and it affords amenities usually found only in much larger communities. Sister communities in the county include Amherst, Elm Creek, Gibbon, Miller, Pleasanton, Ravenna, Riverdale and Shelton.
The communities of Buffalo County feature a growing, diversified economy yet our communities are a livable example of "Main Street America," blending the best of large and small towns. Safe and secure yet progressive.
Recently, a national trade journal rated Kearney a "Dream Town" and another designated its public school district a "Gold Medal School District", among the best in the country.
Now, at about 30,000 population, Kearney and Buffalo County is growing at a rate of 1.2% to 1.5% annually, and it lies at the center (60 mile radius) of a pool of 218,000 potential employees or customers right on Interstate 80.Businesses thrive in Buffalo County because of its workforce and array of supporting services. Families enjoy Kearney and the other communities because of its livability. From USHL hockey to University of Nebraska Kearney activities or the great outdoors, there are cultural, educational and entertainment choices that enrich life.