10 Largest Cities in Nebraska

The largest city in Nebraska is Omaha, with a population of 480,871. Roca is the fastest growing city in Nebraska over the past 10 years, having grown 108.84% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Omaha480,871459,6594.61%3,411140.98
2Lincoln295,618259,45513.94%3,07296.22
3Bellevue53,69451,6343.99%3,24016.57
4Grand Island51,41148,8195.31%1,72829.75
5Kearney34,68331,00711.86%2,39914.46
6Fremont26,11926,401-1.07%2,50810.42
7Hastings24,29625,184-3.53%1,66514.59
8Norfolk24,26024,290-0.12%2,13811.35
9Columbus23,95422,3437.21%2,27310.54
10North Platte23,13524,706-6.36%1,74813.24
11Papillion20,47720,1071.84%2,0749.87
12La Vista17,38316,6604.34%3,2015.43
13Scottsbluff14,13915,082-6.25%2,1316.63
14South Sioux City12,86913,389-3.88%2,0076.41
15Beatrice12,30912,660-2.77%1,3109.39
16Chalco10,95210,994-0.38%3,8882.82
17Lexington10,01910,223-2.00%2,2264.50
18Alliance8,2098,476-3.15%1,6474.98
19Blair8,0127,6504.73%1,4545.51
20Gering7,9038,521-7.25%1,8384.30
21York7,8257,7790.59%1,2106.46
22McCook7,5907,717-1.65%1,4065.40
23Nebraska City7,3377,2920.62%1,4754.97
24Seward7,2526,9863.81%1,6274.46
25Ralston7,1926,09917.92%4,3611.65
26Crete6,8066,989-2.62%2,0613.30
27Schuyler6,3396,2271.80%2,3282.72
28Plattsmouth6,3306,499-2.60%1,9113.31
29Wayne5,9305,6804.40%2,1092.81
30Holdrege5,4055,492-1.58%1,2774.23
31Sidney5,3956,755-20.13%7217.49
32Chadron5,1785,842-11.37%1,3273.90
33Gretna5,0914,9373.12%2,0922.43
34Offutt AFB5,0484,6448.70%1,2733.96
35Wahoo4,6654,5293.00%1,5912.93
36Aurora4,6164,4852.92%1,5163.04
37Ogallala4,5274,731-4.31%9134.96
38Waverly4,4713,29135.86%1,8792.38
39Falls City4,0094,330-7.41%1,1993.34
40Cozad3,6093,985-9.44%1,3802.62
41Fairbury3,5333,928-10.06%1,3992.53
42O'Neill3,4893,704-5.80%1,4632.38
43Broken Bow3,4103,544-3.78%1,7461.95
44Gothenburg3,3733,592-6.10%9413.58
45Auburn3,3603,455-2.75%1,5412.18
46West Point3,1783,377-5.89%1,1492.77
47Valley3,0282,41725.28%6334.78
48Minden2,9082,911-0.10%1,3202.20
49Central City2,8832,935-1.77%1,2422.32
50David City2,8372,913-2.61%1,6481.72
51Ashland2,8242,46214.70%2,5671.10
52Hickman2,6081,67056.17%3,1120.84
53Valentine2,5862,727-5.17%1,1232.30
54Kimball2,4842,504-0.80%1,1992.07
55Madison2,4612,4072.24%2,0941.18
56St. Paul2,3032,310-0.30%1,9431.19
57Milford2,0842,094-0.48%2,5630.81
58Imperial2,0552,071-0.77%6793.02
59Ord2,0162,143-5.93%9602.10
60Geneva2,0142,209-8.83%8902.26
61Syracuse1,9271,942-0.77%1,5091.28
62Dakota City1,8621,921-3.07%1,2931.44
63Gibbon1,8511,8340.93%2,1300.87
64Wilber1,7961,853-3.08%1,9930.90
65Pierce1,7371,765-1.59%1,9170.91
66Superior1,7291,962-11.88%9171.89
67Tekamah1,7051,820-6.32%1,0851.57
68Springfield1,6961,5559.07%2,2890.74
69Ainsworth1,6171,736-6.85%1,6111.00
70Woodland Park1,5881,866-14.90%1,0151.56
71Mitchell1,5811,706-7.33%2,3560.67
72Gordon1,5691,603-2.12%1,6850.93
73Albion1,5431,667-7.44%1,4891.04
74Bennington1,5181,4643.69%1,8200.83
75Tecumseh1,5141,683-10.04%1,0021.51
76Neligh1,4831,623-8.63%1,0141.46
78Stanton1,4691,581-7.08%8451.74
77Bridgeport1,4691,545-4.92%1,2801.15
79Sutton1,4341,499-4.34%8241.74
80Hartington1,4221,548-8.14%1,4191.00
82Yutan1,3791,19315.59%2,4020.57
81Hebron1,3791,582-12.83%9811.41
83Ravenna1,3491,366-1.24%8121.66
84Arlington1,3391,2477.38%2,2390.60
85Louisville1,3271,10719.87%2,0450.65
86Wood River1,3221,334-0.90%1,6650.79
88Wymore1,3181,453-9.29%7041.87
87Wakefield1,3181,457-9.54%1,2411.06
89Sutherland1,2781,368-6.58%9821.30
90Fullerton1,2191,309-6.88%9361.30
91Atkinson1,2051,245-3.21%7371.64
92Plainview1,1861,244-4.66%1,0961.08
93Oakland1,1641,244-6.43%1,2180.96
94Battle Creek1,1601,212-4.29%1,6430.71
95North Bend1,1581,218-4.93%1,0361.12
96Terrytown1,1511,200-4.08%2,4330.47
97Wisner1,1461,196-4.18%1,0151.13
98Burwell1,1401,201-5.08%1,0991.04
99Alma1,1381,158-1.73%9901.15
100Stromsburg1,1361,167-2.66%1,1231.01
101Eagle1,1171,0258.98%3,2380.34
102Pender1,1081,00710.03%1,5690.71
103Weeping Water1,1071,0515.33%1,1450.97
104Grant1,0911,173-6.99%1,4220.77
105Shelton1,0731,0601.23%1,4640.73
106Creighton1,0561,150-8.17%8731.21
107Bennet1,04673043.29%2,0080.52
108Bayard1,0361,209-14.31%1,4910.69
109Fort Calhoun1,0019268.10%1,5260.66
110Macy9881,023-3.42%6191.59
111Genoa9871,004-1.69%1,2450.79
112Arapahoe9761,023-4.59%9830.99
113Elm Creek9619026.54%1,3830.69
114Harvard9581,013-5.43%1,4850.65
115Henderson9521,004-5.18%1,5950.60
116Kenesaw9448985.12%8971.05
117Cambridge9421,059-11.05%7051.34
118Friend9321,026-9.16%1,1270.83
119Bloomfield9221,025-10.05%1,1300.82
120Loup City9191,032-10.95%9760.94
121Waterloo9158517.52%1,4190.65
122Curtis913940-2.87%7611.20
123Tilden912960-5.00%1,1750.78
124Ceresco9058941.23%2,1390.42
125Rushville9038861.92%7851.15
126Laurel901960-6.15%7641.18
128Ponca885959-7.72%1,2170.73
127Crawford885997-11.23%7531.18
129Randolph875941-7.01%9290.94
130Morrill868922-5.86%1,5470.56
131Blue Hill860940-8.51%1,1650.74
133Red Cloud8591,018-15.62%8361.03
132Hooper8598313.37%1,2740.67
134Doniphan8338241.09%1,6400.51
135Franklin8231,006-18.19%8300.99
136Juniata8207578.32%1,2290.67
137Utica819863-5.10%1,7770.46
138Osceola816879-7.17%8850.92
140Pawnee City814880-7.50%6761.21
139Humphrey8147636.68%1,6440.49
141Chappell810925-12.43%1,1540.70
142Cairo7957871.02%8340.95
143Lyons784849-7.66%1,1480.68
144Emerson783839-6.67%1,6550.47
145Scribner781856-8.76%1,2220.64
146Hemingford779801-2.75%1,1460.68
147Humboldt771877-12.09%5781.33
148Walthill768785-2.17%1,7940.43
149Minatare765818-6.48%2,0130.38
150Winnebago760778-2.31%3,7620.20
151Peru746772-3.37%1,4180.53
152Osmond743782-4.99%9320.80
153Axtell7427291.78%1,5990.46
154Deshler737746-1.21%1,4510.51
155Bertrand733749-2.14%1,3230.55
156Clay Center727760-4.34%9950.73
157Oxford724775-6.58%7960.91
158Firth71459120.81%2,1120.34
159Shelby698713-2.10%1,2420.56
160Benkelman694953-27.18%8650.80
161Oshkosh693891-22.22%1,0360.67
162Newman Grove685722-5.12%1,2570.55
163Elwood683707-3.39%1,3190.52
164Alda6746484.01%1,1930.56
165Elmwood6706335.85%1,7870.38
166Beemer661679-2.65%1,6530.40
167St. Edward650706-7.93%9880.66
168Crofton645724-10.91%1,0080.64
169Hershey641664-3.46%8400.76
170Adams6325848.22%1,0620.59
171Clarkson627659-4.86%7930.79
172Elgin611658-7.14%8390.73
173Mead6065716.13%9950.61
174Greenwood6015676.00%1,4620.41
175Dodge590611-3.44%1,4940.40
176Beaver City587608-3.45%5940.99
177Cedar Bluffs580612-5.23%1,4990.39
178Palmyra5715474.39%1,6790.34
179Stuart569594-4.21%4161.37
180Dorchester565585-3.42%1,1870.48
181Callaway5635394.45%8070.70
182Hay Springs561568-1.23%1,4920.38
183Overton558593-5.90%1,0330.54
184Arnold556595-6.55%8300.67
185Howells552562-1.78%9580.58
186Indianola550584-5.82%4411.25
187Glenwood54946617.81%2292.40
188Valparaiso546572-4.55%9700.56
189Wauneta541577-6.24%5580.97
190Bassett537617-12.97%1,2090.44
191Culbertson532592-10.14%6360.84
192Homer518550-5.82%1,4000.37
193Trenton517556-7.01%8940.58
194Exeter504589-14.43%7960.63
195Sargent497528-5.87%4581.09
198Verdigre494573-13.79%9010.55
197Murray4944636.70%1,3210.37
196Fairmont494557-11.31%6060.81
199Wausa490632-22.47%9350.52
200Paxton484522-7.28%4691.03
201De Witt483513-5.85%1,1580.42
202Mullen472510-7.45%1,0040.47
203Palmer470471-0.21%8820.53
204Cortland469481-2.49%1,7830.26
205Boys Town466745-37.45%3541.31
206Coleridge459471-2.55%8980.51
207Decatur457483-5.38%4481.02
208Roca449215108.84%3,2300.14
209Bancroft448491-8.76%1,2240.37
210Edgar447498-10.24%5660.79
211Sterling444478-7.11%1,0910.41
212Hampton4394233.78%1,2690.35
213McCool Junction4354096.36%9020.48
214Spalding434488-11.07%1,3520.32
215Bellwood429434-1.15%1,8030.24
216Greeley428467-8.35%6800.63
217Ansley425439-3.19%5920.72
218Nelson424490-13.47%5200.82
219Brady423427-0.94%1,2900.33
220Beaver Crossing4194043.71%6400.66
221Cedar Creek4163906.67%7290.57
222Malcolm4093856.23%2,7820.15
223Leigh402404-0.50%6710.60
225Giltner40035213.64%1,0340.39
224Clearwater400418-4.31%1,0900.37
226Spencer398455-12.53%7640.52
227Winside392428-8.41%1,5020.26
228Loomis3883821.57%1,1790.33
229Eustis382402-4.98%9030.42
230Duncan3813508.86%9180.41
231Pleasanton3743419.68%1,1070.34
233Nickerson3723690.81%9790.38
232Fairfield372387-3.88%5150.72
234Lakeview37031716.72%6070.61
235Kennard3693612.22%1,2420.30
236Ewing366387-5.43%8210.45
238Plymouth362408-11.27%1,1460.32
237Big Springs362399-9.27%8170.44
239Silver Creek3603580.56%1,3090.28
240Orleans359387-7.24%5980.60
241Newcastle3553249.57%1,0500.34
242Merna354364-2.75%6600.54
243Cedar Rapids351382-8.12%9800.36
245Rising City349373-6.43%9610.36
244Hildreth349380-8.16%6100.57
246Pilger343353-2.83%1,1630.29
247Orchard342378-9.52%7620.45
248Santee3403351.49%6030.56
249Platte Center3393370.59%1,1340.30
250Wilcox336357-5.88%6230.54
252Hallam33521357.28%1,5580.21
251Clarks335366-8.47%1,0670.31
253Weston3333252.46%1,4930.22
254Johnson3323271.53%1,5090.22
255Allen331376-11.97%8900.37
257Wallace329366-10.11%4630.71
256Niobrara329368-10.60%4520.73
258Prague3273124.81%1,0030.33
259Hadar32329310.24%8160.40
261Unadilla3223113.54%1,0490.31
260Blue Springs322330-2.42%4200.77
262Inglewood320325-1.54%1,3330.24
264Stratton312342-8.77%7240.43
263Palisade312350-10.86%8790.35
267Lyman311342-9.06%7930.39
266Hoskins3112859.12%1,0060.31
265Dannebrog3113032.64%8520.36
268Phillips3072876.97%1,0480.29
270Brule305326-6.44%9870.31
269Brainard305329-7.29%9210.33
271Shickley304342-11.11%9930.31
272Petersburg303333-9.01%8100.37
273Arcadia302312-3.21%5290.57
274Maxwell295310-4.84%8650.34
277Stapleton293309-5.18%1,1670.25
276Polk293321-8.72%5990.49
275Chapman2932872.09%6570.45
278Glenvil292307-4.89%1,6880.17
281Oakdale290321-9.66%5580.52
280North Loup290297-2.36%7090.41
279Cook290323-10.22%1,6760.17
282Yankee Hill286292-2.05%1002.85
283Odell285306-6.86%1,0840.26
287Snyder283300-5.67%5840.48
286Scotia283319-11.29%8160.35
285Davenport283295-4.07%4340.65
284Campbell283349-18.91%6850.41
288Butte282327-13.76%6760.42
289Meadow Grove280302-7.28%9180.30
290Monroe279284-1.76%1,6030.17
291Lindsay2772625.73%7610.36
292Long Pine276308-10.39%4770.58
293Herman2742682.24%1,9160.14
294Bartley272283-3.89%2900.94
295Lawrence269305-11.80%6480.41
296Panama2682574.28%9440.28
297Bruning266280-5.00%9330.28
298Roseland2642476.88%9570.28
299Bradshaw259273-5.13%7780.33
300Maywood258261-1.15%4070.63
301Diller257259-0.77%6130.42
303Murdock2562368.47%1,9840.13
302Amherst2562483.23%1,1740.22
304Avoca2552425.37%1,9470.13
306Wolbach254284-10.56%3700.69
305Milligan254284-10.56%1,0080.25
309Table Rock253270-6.30%4310.59
308Potter253336-24.70%1761.44
307Chambers253268-5.60%2491.02
310Dix251256-1.95%1,1410.22
311Union2462335.58%1,1830.21
313Taylor24219027.37%9270.26
312Marquette2422333.86%1,1690.21
314Talmage2412333.43%1,4700.16
315Litchfield240263-8.75%7890.30
316Dalton239318-24.84%6950.34
318Springview236242-2.48%3550.66
317Lodgepole236317-25.55%4950.48
319Holstein2352216.33%9290.25
320Madrid234235-0.43%2071.13
321Woodland Hills2322157.91%6480.36
322Hubbard230236-2.54%1,3860.17
323Western229235-2.55%4710.49
324Elba2282156.05%6210.37
325Waco227238-4.62%9910.23
326Staplehurst226243-7.00%1,8080.13
327Thedford22519614.80%9380.24
328Clatonia220230-4.35%7940.28
331Uehling219230-4.78%9780.22
330Chester219232-5.60%3740.59
329Benedict219234-6.41%1,1410.19
332Nehawka2152045.39%9470.23
333Denton21219011.58%1,7380.12
334Harrison211251-15.94%6900.31
336Sumner210236-11.02%7120.29
335Bladen210238-11.76%5850.36
337Hayes Center209213-1.88%7740.27
338Lynch208246-15.45%3900.53
340Garland207217-4.61%1,2320.17
339Carroll207229-9.61%1,3620.15
343Jackson203223-8.97%4510.45
342Gresham203223-8.97%7550.27
341Creston2032030.00%9810.21
344Pleasant Dale199206-3.40%1,7610.11
345Trumbull196205-4.39%4550.43
346Holbrook194206-5.83%1,2050.16
348Guide Rock193225-14.22%3880.50
347Dunbar1931873.21%8390.23
350Raymond19117012.35%1,4580.13
349Pickrell191199-4.02%1,7850.11
351Dwight188203-7.39%7670.24
355Otoe1841717.60%1,1570.16
354Lewellen184226-18.58%4970.37
353Howard City Boelus184189-2.65%2590.71
352Craig184198-7.07%6460.28
357Wynot18316510.91%9950.18
356Funk183194-5.67%6960.26
358Ashton182195-6.67%3070.59
361Walton179306-41.50%503.56
360Riverdale179182-1.65%6780.26
359Douglas1791733.47%8140.22
362Manley1781648.54%2,6180.07
363Alexandria174177-1.69%4310.40
364Bee172191-9.95%6880.25
367Stamford166183-9.29%3500.47
366St. Libory166264-37.12%5000.33
365Mason City166170-2.35%3500.47
368Gurley163214-23.83%8720.19
369Daykin162165-1.82%9880.16
372Ulysses159171-7.02%7910.20
371Rosalie1591580.63%8110.20
370Farnam159171-7.02%2360.67
373La Platte15811438.60%5600.28
374Rulo157172-8.72%2500.63
376Verdon155172-9.88%6540.24
375Goehner1551540.65%8910.17
381Washington1541502.67%7510.20
380Venango154168-8.33%2030.76
379Sprague1541428.45%1,5100.10
378Hyannis154182-15.38%2960.52
377Hordville1541446.94%5770.27
382Page152166-8.43%6230.24
385Republican City1511500.67%4650.33
384Morse Bluff15113511.85%8530.18
383Davey151154-1.95%9810.15
386Ithaca148149-0.67%6350.23
387Concord146165-11.52%1,1060.13
388Cody144153-5.88%1401.03
389Nemaha142149-4.70%4690.30
392Oconto141150-6.00%6950.20
391Atlanta1411317.63%6100.23
390Anselmo141144-2.08%5300.27
394Stella140152-7.89%7910.18
393Hardy140160-12.50%2310.61
395Du Bois137147-6.80%3020.45
396Shubert135150-10.00%6430.21
398Brownville1341321.52%2050.65
397Alvo1341321.52%1,3400.10
400Dawson132146-9.59%6200.21
399Brunswick132138-4.35%2220.59
401Cordova129137-5.84%5180.25
403Upland128144-11.11%3110.41
402Fordyce128138-7.25%8830.14
404Thurston127133-4.51%1,0950.12
406Merriman123128-3.91%1201.03
405Filley123132-6.82%1,1280.11
411Miller122136-10.29%3220.38
410Haigler122162-24.69%5020.24
409Endicott122131-6.87%2660.46
408Bushnell122124-1.61%5350.23
407Ayr12211010.91%5040.24
413Leshara1191126.25%1,7250.07
412Inman119129-7.75%4160.29
414Arthur1181180.00%3810.31
417Octavia117127-7.87%7310.16
416Edison117133-12.03%4400.27
415Broadwater117128-8.59%7450.16
420Malmo114120-5.00%8380.14
419Belgrade114126-9.52%6100.19
418Barneston114116-1.72%4670.24
422Grafton112125-10.40%3210.35
421Colon1121101.82%8550.13
423Ruskin110123-10.57%2630.42
426Roscoe1096940.16
425Loretto1093880.28
424Jansen109118-7.63%3480.31
428Farwell108122-11.48%6240.17
427Bartlett108118-8.47%7610.14
429Belden106115-7.83%7110.15
431Sarben1056690.16
430Melbeta105112-6.25%1,0940.10
434Salem104112-7.14%1670.62
433Memphis104114-8.77%1,1950.09
432Belmar104216-51.85%234.58
435Wann103691.49
438Tobias102106-3.77%3890.26
437Lemoyne1022000.51
436Elsie102106-3.77%5900.17
440Winslow101105-3.81%6970.14
439South Bend101992.02%7540.13
445Rogers100955.26%5880.17
444Overland100153-34.64%871.15
443Ohiowa100115-13.04%4020.25
442Naponee100107-6.54%4330.23
441Brock100112-10.71%3190.31
446McGrew98105-6.67%2590.38
447Henry97106-8.49%3320.29
449Rockville94106-11.32%4230.22
448Bloomington94104-9.62%1180.80
450Newport9397-4.12%2920.32
452Tryon92157-41.40%771.19
451Danbury92101-8.91%2840.32
455St. Helena9196-5.21%2050.44
454Elk Creek9199-8.08%7000.13
453Eddyville9197-6.19%3300.28
456Bruno8999-10.10%3250.27
458Swanton8894-6.38%4380.20
457Harrisburg88100-12.00%146.47
459Carleton8791-4.40%950.91
461Martinsburg8594-9.57%8170.10
460Comstock8593-8.60%2440.35
466Wilsonville8493-9.68%3150.27
465Riverton8489-5.62%2140.39
464Max843800.22
463Ericson8494-10.64%2240.38
462Dunning84103-18.45%3680.23
467Berwyn83830.00%3250.26
469Odessa81130-37.69%441.82
468Halsey81749.46%4180.19
471Lebanon80800.00%4970.16
470Byron8083-3.61%5230.15
473King Lake79280-71.79%810.98
472Kilgore79772.60%1760.45
476Wellfleet78780.00%2880.27
475Dixon7887-10.34%5130.15
474Center7894-17.02%7430.10
477Bow Valley77116-33.62%5380.14
478Linwood7688-13.64%2040.37
479Richland75732.74%3500.21
481Naper7384-13.10%5410.14
480Liberty7376-3.95%2960.25
482Prosser72669.09%2710.27
483Burchard7182-13.41%4360.16
484Steinauer7075-6.67%5190.14
485Heartwell6971-2.82%9450.07
486Maskell6876-10.53%4330.16
488Whitney6677-14.29%4180.16
487Crookston6669-4.35%1520.43
491Inavale65117-44.44%1950.33
490Hubbell6568-4.41%1910.34
489Deweese6567-2.99%5160.13
492Sunol64292.19
495Winnetoon6368-7.35%2170.29
494Reynolds6369-8.70%2510.25
493Hazard6370-10.00%2460.26
497Keystone623080.20
496Abie6269-10.14%5790.11
499Waterbury6173-16.44%4420.14
498Johnstown6164-4.69%1140.53
500Lewiston6068-11.76%5770.10

Top 500 Cities in Nebraska by Population

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.

Map of Cities in Nebraska

Nebraska Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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