Population of Cities in Nebraska (2019)

0
Over 1 Million
2
100,000 to 1 Million
13
10,000 to 100,000

Nebraska is the 37th most populous state in the U.S., with a population of 1.9 million. Breaking this down further, the city of Omaha contributes the most to the population, with an estimated 443,885 inhabitants in 2017. The only other city in the state with a population of more than 100,000 is the state capital of Lincoln, which has a population of 277,348. There are 14 cities in Nebraska that have a population that lands between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants.

In Nebraska, incorporated areas are classified as either cities or villages based on their population counts. Cities must have a population of at least 800 people to be designated as such. Villages only need to have between 100 and 800 inhabitants. There is a total of 57 cities in the state of Nebraska. Of these cities, Valley in Douglas County is the least populated with just over 2,000 residents.

Nebraska has 0 cities with more than a million people, 2 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 13 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Nebraska is Omaha, with a population of 452,061 people.

Omaha

Omaha's economy is based around skilled knowledge jobs and is home to the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies.

452,061

Lincoln

Lincoln is Nebraska's state capital and second largest city.

291,623

Bellevue

Bellevue is recognized as the second oldest settlement in the state of Nebraska.

54,582

Grand Island

Grand Island has won the All-America City Award three times.

52,381

Kearney

A county seat of Buffalo, Kearney was established after the Civil War.

34,963

Fremont

This city celebrates its history through shows, parades, and a rodeo held during John C. Fremont Days.

26,723

Hastings

Kool-Aid was invented in Hastings and the city celebrates annually at the Kool-Aid Days festival.

25,183

Norfolk

Norfolk gets its name from a variation of North Fork.

24,240

North Platte

North Platte is a railroad town that was founded in 1868.

23,924

Columbus

Past names for this city include Sheep Dip and Stillwater.

23,151

Name 2019 Population
Omaha452,061
Lincoln291,623
Bellevue54,582
Grand Island52,381
Kearney34,963
Fremont26,723
Hastings25,183
Norfolk24,240
North Platte23,924
Columbus23,151
Papillion19,912
La Vista17,410
Scottsbluff15,075
South Sioux City12,655
Beatrice12,239
Lexington9,833
Gering8,414
Blair8,404
Alliance8,124
York7,815
Nebraska City7,422
McCook7,370
Seward7,357
Ralston7,296
Crete7,128
Sidney6,702
Plattsmouth6,515
Schuyler5,875
Chadron5,602
Wayne5,582
Holdrege5,543
Gretna5,132
Aurora4,472
Ogallala4,465
Wahoo4,460
Falls City4,298
Waverly3,933
Cozad3,643
Fairbury3,609
O'Neill3,574
Broken Bow3,509
Gothenburg3,379
Auburn3,215
West Point3,204
Minden2,972
Central City2,968
David City2,767
Valentine2,731
Ashland2,587
Valley2,436
Madison2,340
Kimball2,331
St. Paul2,331
Hickman2,322
Geneva2,249
Ord2,132
Milford2,124
Syracuse2,058
Imperial1,975
Wilber1,957
Gibbon1,951
Dakota City1,817
Superior1,781
Pierce1,715
Tekamah1,691
Mitchell1,672
Ainsworth1,668
Springfield1,640
Albion1,635
Tecumseh1,628
Hartington1,571
Gordon1,547
Hebron1,528
Stanton1,528
Bennington1,522
Neligh1,464
Bridgeport1,434
Ravenna1,385
Louisville1,371
Wymore1,368
Sutherland1,367
Wakefield1,356
Arlington1,348
Wood River1,339
Sutton1,321
Yutan1,304
Atkinson1,276
North Bend1,256
Fullerton1,232
Battle Creek1,194
Burwell1,190
Terrytown1,189
Alma1,180
Stromsburg1,167
Oakland1,165
Plainview1,150
Wisner1,141
Eagle1,128
Creighton1,114
Weeping Water1,102
Bayard1,098
Shelton1,088
Grant1,067
Pender1,064
Bloomfield1,015
Cambridge1,005
Laurel992
Henderson986
Fort Calhoun986
Elm Creek975
Loup City967
Arapahoe967
Randolph949
Genoa945
Waterloo936
Kenesaw936
Franklin935
Ponca934
Friend932
Crawford931
Morrill921
Tilden915
Benkelman902
Curtis899
Red Cloud897
Blue Hill894
Harvard882
Bennet881
Utica878
Ceresco865
Rushville860
Hooper846
Doniphan844
Scribner837
Oshkosh832
Juniata832
Osceola828
Chappell826
Pawnee City823
Winnebago816
Minatare808
Humboldt808
Lyons808
Humphrey806
Cairo804
Walthill802
Hemingford787
Emerson768
Peru740
Deshler735
Axtell735
Oxford734
Osmond732
Bertrand722
Shelby703
Newman Grove693
Elwood688
Crofton686
St. Edward684
Clay Center666
Elmwood664
Hershey657
Alda644
Adams643
Beemer640
Fairmont639
Wausa610
Dodge601
Elgin599
Greenwood597
Clarkson590
Palmyra586
Stuart577
Dorchester576
Bassett574
Verdigre572
Arnold572
Cedar Bluffs571
Firth570
Boys Town568
Hay Springs566
Exeter562
Beaver City553
Callaway550
Culbertson542
Wauneta541
Overton536
Mead533
Valparaiso532
Trenton529
Indianola523
Howells523
Homer511
De Witt504
Sargent501
Murray490
Coleridge486
Palmer483
Paxton480
Cortland466