Population of Cities in Nebraska (2018)

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 450,364 people.

Omaha

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

450,364

Lincoln

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

287,870

Bellevue

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

54,223

Grand Island

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

52,093

Kearney

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

34,482

Fremont

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

26,655

Hastings

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

25,119

Norfolk

Norfolk gets its name from a variation of North Fork.

24,276

North Platte

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

23,986

Columbus

Past names for this city include Sheep Dip and Stillwater.

23,051

Name 2018 Population
Omaha450,364
Lincoln287,870
Bellevue54,223
Grand Island52,093
Kearney34,482
Fremont26,655
Hastings25,119
Norfolk24,276
North Platte23,986
Columbus23,051
Papillion19,807
La Vista17,321
Scottsbluff15,011
South Sioux City12,810
Beatrice12,280
Lexington9,890
Gering8,396
Blair8,299
Alliance8,217
York7,830
McCook7,422
Nebraska City7,397
Seward7,311
Ralston7,307
Crete7,105
Sidney6,764
Plattsmouth6,503
Schuyler5,952
Chadron5,643
Wayne5,579
Holdrege5,547
Gretna5,108
Ogallala4,491
Aurora4,476
Wahoo4,473
Falls City4,270
Waverly3,884
Cozad3,697
Fairbury3,644
O'Neill3,593
Broken Bow3,519
Gothenburg3,411
West Point3,245
Auburn3,243
Minden2,980
Central City2,947
David City2,783
Valentine2,755
Ashland2,580
Kimball2,354
Valley2,348
Madison2,348
St. Paul2,337
Hickman2,261
Geneva2,220
Milford2,120
Ord2,114
Syracuse2,041
Imperial1,999
Gibbon1,937
Wilber1,935
Dakota City1,838
Superior1,806
Pierce1,723
Tekamah1,704
Mitchell1,671
Ainsworth1,657
Tecumseh1,629
Springfield1,628
Albion1,623
Hartington1,555
Gordon1,543
Hebron1,531
Stanton1,524
Bennington1,518
Neligh1,485
Bridgeport1,455
Ravenna1,381
Wymore1,379
Wakefield 1,367
Sutherland1,359
Sutton1,351
Wood River1,344
Arlington1,323
Louisville1,322
Yutan1,281
Atkinson1,267
North Bend1,250
Fullerton1,241
Burwell1,194
Battle Creek1,194
Terrytown1,185
Oakland1,174
Alma1,171
Plainview1,168
Stromsburg1,158
Wisner1,152
Creighton1,115
Bayard1,110
Eagle1,108
Weeping Water1,092
Grant1,083
Shelton1,081
Pender1,061
Cambridge1,016
Bloomfield1,005
Henderson989
Loup City978
Laurel978
Arapahoe977
Elm Creek970
Fort Calhoun969
Friend952
Genoa948
Randolph942
Crawford941
Kenesaw939
Ponca935
Franklin933
Waterloo927
Tilden 921
Morrill919
Red Cloud914
Harvard906
Curtis898
Blue Hill894
Benkelman887
Ceresco873
Bennet872
Utica869
Rushville857
Chappell850
Doniphan844
Hooper842
Scribner839
Osceola833
Oshkosh832
Juniata829
Pawnee City824
Humboldt818
Lyons810
Winnebago809
Minatare806
Cairo804
Humphrey802
Walthill796
Hemingford790
Emerson 780
Peru754
Oxford 741
Osmond740
Deshler738
Axtell735
Bertrand726
Newman Grove 702
Shelby698
Crofton687
Elwood686
Clay Center683
St. Edward683
Hershey659
Elmwood659
Beemer648
Alda646
Adams631
Fairmont614
Wausa609
Elgin607
Clarkson601
Dodge600
Greenwood591
Boys Town585
Stuart582
Palmyra579
Cedar Bluffs577
Dorchester576
Firth574
Arnold574
Bassett570
Verdigre567
Beaver City562
Hay Springs561
Exeter556
Culbertson554
Wauneta550
Overton545
Callaway543
Mead539
Trenton537
Valparaiso537
Indianola533
Howells531
Homer518
De Witt504
Sargent503
Paxton485
Murray485
Palmer480
Coleridge478
Bancroft465