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Minden is a city in, and the county seat of, Kearney County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,923 at the 2010 census. It is home of the Pioneer Village museum complex.HistoryMinden was established in 1876. The city was named after Minden, in Germany. Minden was originally built up chiefly by Germans. It has possessed a post office since 1876.GeographyMinden is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.15sqmi, all of it land.ClimateThe highest temperature ever measured in Nebraska, at 118°F, was recorded in Minden on July 24, 1936, during the 1936 North American heat wave which occurred during the Dust Bowl era.DemographicsMinden is part of the Kearney, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,923 people, 1,256 households, and 791 families residing in the city. The population density was 1359.5PD/sqmi. There were 1,339 housing units at an average density of 622.8/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.
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