Population of Cities in Nebraska (2019)

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.

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

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 Location
Omaha452,061Map
Lincoln291,623Map
Bellevue54,582Map
Grand Island52,381Map
Kearney34,963Map
Fremont26,723Map
Hastings25,183Map
Norfolk24,240Map
North Platte23,924Map
Columbus23,151Map
Papillion19,912Map
La Vista17,410Map
Scottsbluff15,075Map
South Sioux City12,655Map
Beatrice12,239Map
Lexington9,833Map
Gering8,414Map
Blair8,404Map
Alliance8,124Map
York7,815Map
Nebraska City7,422Map
McCook7,370Map
Seward7,357Map
Ralston7,296Map
Crete7,128Map
Sidney6,702Map
Plattsmouth6,515Map
Schuyler5,875Map
Chadron5,602Map
Wayne5,582Map
Holdrege5,543Map
Gretna5,132Map
Aurora4,472Map
Ogallala4,465Map
Wahoo4,460Map
Falls City4,298Map
Waverly3,933Map
Cozad3,643Map
Fairbury3,609Map
O'Neill3,574Map
Broken Bow3,509Map
Gothenburg3,379Map
Auburn3,215Map
West Point3,204Map
Minden2,972Map
Central City2,968Map
David City2,767Map
Valentine2,731Map
Ashland2,587Map
Valley2,436Map
Madison2,340Map
Kimball2,331Map
St. Paul2,331Map
Hickman2,322Map
Geneva2,249Map
Ord2,132Map
Milford2,124Map
Syracuse2,058Map
Imperial1,975Map
Wilber1,957Map
Gibbon1,951Map
Dakota City1,817Map
Superior1,781Map
Pierce1,715Map
Tekamah1,691Map
Mitchell1,672Map
Ainsworth1,668Map
Springfield1,640Map
Albion1,635Map
Tecumseh1,628Map
Hartington1,571Map
Gordon1,547Map
Hebron1,528Map
Stanton1,528Map
Bennington1,522Map
Neligh1,464Map
Bridgeport1,434Map
Ravenna1,385Map
Louisville1,371Map
Wymore1,368Map
Sutherland1,367Map
Wakefield1,356Map
Arlington1,348Map
Wood River1,339Map
Sutton1,321Map
Yutan1,304Map
Atkinson1,276Map
North Bend1,256Map
Fullerton1,232Map
Battle Creek1,194Map
Burwell1,190Map
Terrytown1,189Map
Alma1,180Map
Stromsburg1,167Map
Oakland1,165Map
Plainview1,150Map
Wisner1,141Map
Eagle1,128Map
Creighton1,114Map
Weeping Water1,102Map
Bayard1,098Map
Shelton1,088Map
Grant1,067Map
Pender1,064Map
Bloomfield1,015Map
Cambridge1,005Map
Laurel992Map
Henderson986Map
Fort Calhoun986Map
Elm Creek975Map
Loup City967Map
Arapahoe967Map
Randolph949Map
Genoa945Map
Waterloo936Map
Kenesaw936Map
Franklin935Map
Ponca934Map
Friend932Map
Crawford931Map
Morrill921Map
Tilden915Map
Benkelman902Map
Curtis899Map
Red Cloud897Map
Blue Hill894Map
Harvard882Map
Bennet881Map
Utica878Map
Ceresco865Map
Rushville860Map
Hooper846Map
Doniphan844Map
Scribner837Map
Oshkosh832Map
Juniata832Map
Osceola828Map
Chappell826Map
Pawnee City823Map
Winnebago816Map
Minatare808Map
Humboldt808Map
Lyons808Map
Humphrey806Map
Cairo804Map
Walthill802Map
Hemingford787Map
Emerson768Map
Peru740Map
Deshler735Map
Axtell735Map
Oxford734Map
Osmond732Map
Bertrand722Map
Shelby703Map
Newman Grove693Map
Elwood688Map
Crofton686Map
St. Edward684Map
Clay Center666Map
Elmwood664Map
Hershey657Map
Alda644Map
Adams643Map
Beemer640Map
Fairmont639Map
Wausa610Map
Dodge601Map
Elgin599Map
Greenwood597Map
Clarkson590Map
Palmyra586Map
Stuart577Map
Dorchester576Map
Bassett574Map
Verdigre572Map
Arnold572Map
Cedar Bluffs571Map
Firth570Map
Boys Town568Map
Hay Springs566Map
Exeter562Map
Beaver City553Map
Callaway550Map
Culbertson542Map
Wauneta541Map
Overton536Map
Mead533Map
Valparaiso532Map
Trenton529Map
Indianola523Map
Howells523Map
Homer511Map
De Witt504Map
Sargent501Map
Murray490Map
Coleridge486Map
Palmer483Map
Paxton480Map
Cortland466Map