Population of Cities in Nebraska (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
2
100,000 to 1 Million
14
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 14 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Nebraska is Omaha, with a population of 443,885 people.

Omaha

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

443,885

Lincoln

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

277,348

Bellevue

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

55,510

Grand Island

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

51,440

Kearney

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

33,021

Fremont

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

26,474

Hastings

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

24,924

Norfolk

Norfolk gets its name from a variation of North Fork.

24,366

North Platte

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

24,194

Columbus

Past names for this city include Sheep Dip and Stillwater.

22,797

Name 2017 Population
Omaha443,885
Lincoln277,348
Bellevue55,510
Grand Island51,440
Kearney33,021
Fremont26,474
Hastings24,924
Norfolk24,366
North Platte24,194
Columbus22,797
Papillion19,510
La Vista16,921
Scottsbluff14,802
South Sioux City13,319
Beatrice12,388
Lexington10,075
Alliance8,522
Gering8,334
Blair7,975
York7,864
McCook7,580
Nebraska City7,335
Seward7,167
Crete7,037
Sidney6,942
Plattsmouth6,462
Schuyler6,171
Ralston5,994
Chadron5,775
Wayne5,569
Holdrege5,561
Gretna5,046
Ogallala4,570
Wahoo4,511
Aurora4,496
Falls City4,198
Cozad3,863
Fairbury3,751
Waverly3,739
O'Neill3,653
Broken Bow3,551
Gothenburg3,514
West Point3,368
Auburn3,339
Minden3,006
Central City2,886
Valentine2,836
David City2,836
Ashland2,558
Kimball2,405
Madison2,371
St. Paul2,358
Geneva2,131
Valley2,117
Milford2,107
Hickman2,079
Ord2,061
Imperial2,056
Syracuse1,993
Dakota City1,906
Superior1,884
Gibbon1,879
Wilber1,870
Pierce1,748
Tekamah1,743
Bennington1,669
Mitchell1,666
Tecumseh1,626
Ainsworth1,626
Albion1,589
Springfield1,584
Hebron1,543
Gordon1,531
Neligh1,527
Bridgeport1,521
Stanton1,519
Hartington1,506
Sutton1,440
Wymore1,414
Wakefield1,403
Ravenna1,373
Wood River1,367
Sutherland village1,336
Fullerton1,266
Arlington village1,246
Atkinson1,241
North Bend1,234
Plainview1,221
Yutan1,212
Burwell1,211
Oakland1,202
Battle Creek1,193
Wisner1,184
Louisville1,174
Terrytown1,172
Bayard1,148
Alma1,146
Grant1,133
Stromsburg1,132
Creighton1,120
Shelton village1,064
Weeping Water1,057
Cambridge1,051
Pender village1,051
Eagle village1,047
Waterloo village1,044
Friend1,013
Loup City1,012
Arapahoe1,010
Henderson997
Harvard982
Bloomfield977
Crawford973
Red Cloud963
Elm Creek village958
Genoa958
Kenesaw village949
Ponca940
Tilden939
Laurel935
Chappell921
Randolph920
Franklin920
Fort Calhoun917
Morrill village912
Curtis897
Ceresco village897
Blue Hill889
Osceola850
Rushville850
Humboldt850
Doniphan village847
Scribner846
Bennet village845
Utica village842
Benkelman840
Hooper829
Oshkosh828
Pawnee City827
Juniata village820
Emerson village818
Lyons815
Cairo village807
Hemingford village801
Minatare800
Peru798
Humphrey792
Winnebago village787
Walthill village777
Oxford village764
Osmond763
Deshler750
Bertrand village738
Axtell village736
Clay Center730
Newman Grove728
Crofton691
Shelby village685
Elwood village682
St. Edward682
Beemer village671
Hershey village666
Alda village655
Elmwood village639
Boys Town village634
Clarkson633
Elgin632
Wausa village607
Dodge village597
Stuart village597
Adams village596
Cedar Bluffs village595
Beaver City591
Culbertson village590
Firth village586
Arnold village580
Dorchester village576
Wauneta village574
Overton village573
Greenwood village571
Indianola564
Trenton village561
Palmyra village559
Mead village557
Bassett557
Howells village554
Verdigre village552
Valparaiso village552
Hay Springs village547
Homer village541
Exeter village538
Fairmont village538
Callaway village522
Sargent509
De Witt village504
Paxton village500
Mullen village499
Edgar481
Bancroft village480
Cortland village475