Minden is a city in Kearney County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,964 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Kearney County. It has possessed a post office since 1876.
Minden is part of the Kearney, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Minden is located at 40°29′53″N 98°57′4″W / 40.49806°N 98.95111°W / 40.49806; -98.95111 (40.498114, -98.951091). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), all of it land.