10 Largest Cities in Nebraska

The largest city in Nebraska is Omaha, with a population of 479,978. Roca is the fastest growing city in Nebraska over the past 10 years, having grown 93.49% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Omaha479,978459,6594.42%3,405140.98
2Lincoln293,446259,45513.10%3,05096.22
3Bellevue53,64451,6343.89%3,23716.57
4Grand Island51,36348,8195.21%1,72729.75
5Kearney34,41131,00710.98%2,38014.46
6Fremont26,20726,401-0.73%2,51610.42
7Hastings24,42825,184-3.00%1,67414.59
8Norfolk24,32324,2900.14%2,14411.35
9Columbus23,79222,3436.49%2,25810.54
10North Platte23,30324,706-5.68%1,76113.24
11Papillion20,47520,1071.83%2,0749.87
12La Vista17,31216,6603.91%3,1885.43
13Scottsbluff14,27815,082-5.33%2,1526.63
14South Sioux City12,84913,389-4.03%2,0046.41
15Beatrice12,29912,660-2.85%1,3099.39
16Chalco10,95210,994-0.38%3,8882.82
17Lexington10,05110,223-1.68%2,2344.50
18Alliance8,1708,476-3.61%1,6404.98
19Gering7,9788,521-6.37%1,8554.30
20Blair7,9727,6504.21%1,4475.51
21York7,8327,7790.68%1,2116.46
22McCook7,5807,717-1.78%1,4045.40
23Nebraska City7,3227,2920.41%1,4724.97
24Seward7,2406,9863.64%1,6254.46
25Ralston7,2196,09918.36%4,3781.65
26Crete6,8736,989-1.66%2,0813.30
27Plattsmouth6,3676,499-2.03%1,9223.31
28Schuyler6,3276,2271.61%2,3242.72
29Wayne5,8405,6802.82%2,0772.81
30Sidney5,6356,755-16.58%7537.49
31Holdrege5,4065,492-1.57%1,2774.23
32Chadron5,2565,842-10.03%1,3473.90
33Gretna5,0804,9372.90%2,0872.43
34Offutt AFB5,0484,6448.70%1,2733.96
35Wahoo4,6264,5292.14%1,5772.93
36Aurora4,5934,4852.41%1,5083.04
37Ogallala4,5174,731-4.52%9114.96
38Waverly4,3393,29131.84%1,8232.38
39Falls City4,0454,330-6.58%1,2103.34
40Cozad3,6513,985-8.38%1,3962.62
41Fairbury3,5643,928-9.27%1,4112.53
42O'Neill3,5193,704-4.99%1,4752.38
43Broken Bow3,4393,544-2.96%1,7611.95
44Gothenburg3,3983,592-5.40%9483.58
45Auburn3,3483,455-3.10%1,5352.18
46West Point3,2133,377-4.86%1,1612.77
47Valley2,9822,41723.38%6244.78
48Minden2,9222,9110.38%1,3262.20
49Central City2,8802,935-1.87%1,2402.32
50David City2,8422,913-2.44%1,6501.72
51Ashland2,7642,46212.27%2,5131.10
52Valentine2,6262,727-3.70%1,1402.30
53Hickman2,5291,67051.44%3,0180.84
54Kimball2,4472,504-2.28%1,1822.07
55Madison2,4382,4071.29%2,0751.18
56St. Paul2,3132,3100.13%1,9521.19
57Milford2,0862,094-0.38%2,5660.81
58Imperial2,0552,071-0.77%6793.02
59Geneva2,0382,209-7.74%9012.26
60Ord2,0362,143-4.99%9692.10
61Syracuse1,9381,942-0.21%1,5181.28
62Dakota City1,8611,921-3.12%1,2921.44
63Gibbon1,8571,8341.25%2,1370.87
64Wilber1,8141,853-2.10%2,0130.90
65Superior1,7551,962-10.55%9311.89
66Pierce1,7341,765-1.76%1,9140.91
67Tekamah1,7061,820-6.26%1,0851.57
68Springfield1,6721,5557.52%2,2560.74
69Ainsworth1,6181,736-6.80%1,6121.00
70Mitchell1,5951,706-6.51%2,3770.67
71Woodland Park1,5881,866-14.90%1,0151.56
72Albion1,5571,667-6.60%1,5031.04
73Gordon1,5531,603-3.12%1,6680.93
74Tecumseh1,5381,683-8.62%1,0181.51
75Bennington1,5191,4643.76%1,8210.83
76Neligh1,4891,623-8.26%1,0181.46
77Stanton1,4801,581-6.39%8511.74
78Bridgeport1,4701,545-4.85%1,2801.15
79Hartington1,4361,548-7.24%1,4331.00
80Sutton1,4341,499-4.34%8241.74
81Hebron1,4101,582-10.87%1,0031.41
82Yutan1,3561,19313.66%2,3620.57
83Ravenna1,3521,366-1.02%8141.66
84Wakefield1,3331,457-8.51%1,2551.06
85Arlington1,3311,2476.74%2,2260.60
86Wood River1,3281,334-0.45%1,6730.79
87Wymore1,3241,453-8.88%7071.87
88Louisville1,3201,10719.24%2,0340.65
89Sutherland1,2921,368-5.56%9931.30
90Fullerton1,2201,309-6.80%9361.30
91Atkinson1,2131,245-2.57%7411.64
92North Bend1,1951,218-1.89%1,0691.12
93Plainview1,1881,244-4.50%1,0981.08
95Oakland1,1691,244-6.03%1,2230.96
94Battle Creek1,1691,212-3.55%1,6560.71
96Terrytown1,1571,200-3.58%2,4460.47
97Wisner1,1541,196-3.51%1,0221.13
98Burwell1,1471,201-4.50%1,1061.04
99Alma1,1391,158-1.64%9901.15
100Stromsburg1,1371,167-2.57%1,1241.01
101Eagle1,1101,0258.29%3,2170.34
102Pender1,1081,00710.03%1,5690.71
103Weeping Water1,1031,0514.95%1,1410.97
104Grant1,0991,173-6.31%1,4330.77
105Shelton1,0671,0600.66%1,4560.73
106Creighton1,0661,150-7.30%8811.21
107Bayard1,0521,209-12.99%1,5140.69
108Bennet1,02373040.14%1,9640.52
109Fort Calhoun9949267.34%1,5150.66
110Macy9881,023-3.42%6191.59
111Arapahoe9761,023-4.59%9830.99
112Genoa9741,004-2.99%1,2280.79
113Henderson9631,004-4.08%1,6130.60
114Cambridge9621,059-9.16%7201.34
115Harvard9601,013-5.23%1,4880.65
116Elm Creek9579026.10%1,3770.69
117Kenesaw9508985.79%9031.05
118Friend9431,026-8.09%1,1400.83
119Loup City9371,032-9.21%9950.94
120Bloomfield9281,025-9.46%1,1370.82
121Tilden918960-4.38%1,1830.78
122Waterloo9158517.52%1,4190.65
123Laurel906960-5.63%7681.18
124Curtis905940-3.72%7541.20
125Ceresco9038941.01%2,1350.42
126Crawford900997-9.73%7651.18
127Rushville8958861.02%7781.15
128Ponca894959-6.78%1,2300.73
129Randolph880941-6.48%9340.94
130Red Cloud8781,018-13.75%8551.03
131Morrill875922-5.10%1,5600.56
132Blue Hill862940-8.30%1,1680.74
134Hooper8528312.53%1,2640.67
133Franklin8521,006-15.31%8590.99
135Doniphan8328240.97%1,6380.51
136Osceola825879-6.14%8950.92
138Utica823863-4.63%1,7850.46
137Chappell823925-11.03%1,1720.70
139Juniata8217578.45%1,2310.67
140Pawnee City820880-6.82%6801.21
141Humphrey8157636.82%1,6460.49
142Cairo7947870.89%8330.95
143Lyons789849-7.07%1,1550.68
144Scribner787856-8.06%1,2320.64
145Emerson786839-6.32%1,6620.47
146Humboldt784877-10.60%5881.33
147Walthill778785-0.89%1,8180.43
148Hemingford777801-3.00%1,1430.68
149Minatare773818-5.50%2,0340.38
150Winnebago769778-1.16%3,8070.20
151Peru749772-2.98%1,4240.53
153Osmond745782-4.73%9350.80
152Axtell7457292.19%1,6060.46
154Deshler737746-1.21%1,4510.51
155Oxford727775-6.19%7990.91
157Clay Center726760-4.47%9930.73
156Benkelman726953-23.82%9050.80
158Bertrand725749-3.20%1,3090.55
159Oshkosh721891-19.08%1,0780.67
160Shelby699713-1.96%1,2440.56
161Newman Grove691722-4.29%1,2680.55
162Firth68559115.91%2,0270.34
163Elwood683707-3.39%1,3190.52
164Alda6706483.40%1,1860.56
165Elmwood6676335.37%1,7790.38
166Beemer659679-2.95%1,6480.40
167St. Edward653706-7.51%9920.66
168Crofton651724-10.08%1,0170.64
169Hershey646664-2.71%8470.76
170Clarkson629659-4.55%7950.79
171Adams6275847.36%1,0540.59
172Elgin613658-6.84%8420.73
173Greenwood5995675.64%1,4570.41
174Mead5935713.85%9740.61
175Dodge591611-3.27%1,4960.40
176Beaver City583608-4.11%5890.99
177Cedar Bluffs581612-5.07%1,5010.39
178Stuart574594-3.37%4201.37
179Palmyra5695474.02%1,6740.34
180Dorchester568585-2.91%1,1930.48
181Overton561593-5.40%1,0390.54
182Arnold560595-5.88%8360.67
183Howells556562-1.07%9650.58
185Hay Springs554568-2.46%1,4730.38
184Callaway5545392.78%7940.70
186Indianola550584-5.82%4411.25
187Glenwood54946617.81%2292.40
188Wauneta546577-5.37%5630.97
189Valparaiso545572-4.72%9680.56
190Culbertson541592-8.61%6460.84
191Bassett538617-12.80%1,2120.44
192Trenton523556-5.94%9050.58
193Homer519550-5.64%1,4030.37
194Wausa513632-18.83%9790.52
195Exeter510589-13.41%8060.63
196Verdigre505573-11.87%9220.55
197Fairmont501557-10.05%6150.81
198Sargent500528-5.30%4601.09
199Boys Town498745-33.15%3791.31
200Murray4914636.05%1,3130.37
201De Witt488513-4.87%1,1700.42
202Paxton486522-6.90%4711.03
203Cortland470481-2.29%1,7870.26
205Palmer469471-0.42%8800.53
204Mullen469510-8.04%9980.47
206Decatur459483-4.97%4501.02
207Coleridge456471-3.18%8920.51
208Bancroft454491-7.54%1,2400.37
209Sterling449478-6.07%1,1030.41
210Edgar448498-10.04%5670.79
211Hampton4374233.31%1,2630.35
212Spalding436488-10.66%1,3580.32
213McCool Junction4334095.87%8980.48
214Nelson431490-12.04%5280.82
215Greeley428467-8.35%6800.63
216Bellwood426434-1.84%1,7900.24
217Ansley425439-3.19%5920.72
218Brady422427-1.17%1,2870.33
219Beaver Crossing4184043.47%6380.66
220Roca41621593.49%2,9930.14
221Cedar Creek4143906.15%7250.57
222Malcolm4083855.97%2,7760.15
223Leigh4074040.74%6790.60
224Spencer404455-11.21%7750.52
225Clearwater400418-4.31%1,0900.37
226Winside395428-7.71%1,5130.26
227Giltner38935210.51%1,0050.39
228Loomis3843820.52%1,1670.33
229Eustis379402-5.72%8960.42
230Duncan3773507.71%9080.41
232Nickerson3713690.54%9760.38
231Fairfield371387-4.13%5140.72
233Lakeview37031716.72%6070.61
234Pleasanton3693418.21%1,0920.34
236Kennard3683611.94%1,2390.30
235Ewing368387-4.91%8250.45
238Plymouth367408-10.05%1,1610.32
237Big Springs367399-8.02%8280.44
239Orleans363387-6.20%6050.60
240Silver Creek3593580.28%1,3050.28
241Merna357364-1.92%6660.54
242Cedar Rapids354382-7.33%9890.36
243Newcastle3523248.64%1,0410.34
245Rising City350373-6.17%9640.36
244Hildreth350380-7.89%6120.57
246Pilger348353-1.42%1,1800.29
247Orchard343378-9.26%7640.45
248Santee3403351.49%6030.56
249Wilcox339357-5.04%6290.54
251Platte Center3383370.30%1,1300.30
250Clarks338366-7.65%1,0760.31
252Allen337376-10.37%9060.37
253Wallace334366-8.74%4700.71
255Weston3323252.15%1,4890.22
254Niobrara332368-9.78%4560.73
256Johnson3303270.92%1,5000.22
257Unadilla3223113.54%1,0490.31
259Prague3213122.88%9850.33
258Blue Springs321330-2.73%4190.77
260Inglewood320325-1.54%1,3330.24
261Palisade318350-9.14%8960.35
262Hadar3172938.19%8010.40
263Stratton316342-7.60%7330.43
264Lyman315342-7.89%8040.39
265Hallam31221346.48%1,4510.21
267Shickley309342-9.65%1,0100.31
266Dannebrog3093031.98%8470.36
268Brainard308329-6.38%9310.33
269Hoskins3072857.72%9940.31
270Petersburg306333-8.11%8180.37
271Brule305326-6.44%9870.31
272Phillips3042875.92%1,0380.29
273Arcadia303312-2.88%5310.57
274Polk297321-7.48%6070.49
276Stapleton295309-4.53%1,1750.25
275Maxwell295310-4.84%8650.34
277Cook294323-8.98%1,6990.17
278Glenvil292307-4.89%1,6880.17
281Oakdale291321-9.35%5600.52
280North Loup291297-2.02%7110.41
279Chapman2912871.39%6520.45
283Campbell289349-17.19%7000.41
282Butte289327-11.62%6930.42
284Odell287306-6.21%1,0910.26
285Yankee Hill286292-2.05%1002.85
287Snyder285300-5.00%5880.48
286Scotia285319-10.66%8210.35
289Meadow Grove283302-6.29%9280.30
288Davenport283295-4.07%4340.65
291Monroe280284-1.41%1,6090.17
290Long Pine280308-9.09%4840.58
293Lawrence273305-10.49%6580.41
292Herman2732681.87%1,9090.14
294Lindsay2722623.82%7470.36
295Bartley271283-4.24%2890.94
296Panama2702575.06%9510.28
297Bruning267280-4.64%9370.28
298Potter266336-20.83%1851.44
299Roseland2652477.29%9600.28
300Bradshaw262273-4.03%7870.33
301Milligan258284-9.15%1,0240.25
302Diller256259-1.16%6110.42
304Maywood255261-2.30%4020.63
303Amherst2552482.82%1,1700.22
307Wolbach254284-10.56%3700.69
306Chambers254268-5.22%2501.02
305Avoca2542424.96%1,9390.13
309Table Rock253270-6.30%4310.59
308Murdock2532367.20%1,9610.13
310Dalton252318-20.75%7330.34
311Lodgepole249317-21.45%5220.48
312Dix248256-3.13%1,1270.22
313Union2452335.15%1,1780.21
314Litchfield243263-7.60%7990.30
316Talmage2412333.43%1,4700.16
315Marquette2412333.43%1,1640.21
318Springview236242-2.48%3550.66
317Holstein2362216.79%9330.25
319Madrid233235-0.85%2061.13
320Woodland Hills2322157.91%6480.36
322Western230235-2.13%4730.49
321Waco230238-3.36%1,0040.23
325Taylor22819020.00%8740.26
324Staplehurst228243-6.17%1,8240.13
323Hubbard228236-3.39%1,3730.17
326Elba2272155.58%6190.37
327Thedford22319613.78%9290.24
328Benedict222234-5.13%1,1560.19
331Uehling220230-4.35%9820.22
330Clatonia220230-4.35%7940.28
329Chester220232-5.17%3750.59
332Harrison215251-14.34%7030.31
333Nehawka2142044.90%9430.23
335Sumner213236-9.75%7220.29
334Bladen213238-10.50%5930.36
336Lynch212246-13.82%3970.53
337Denton21019010.53%1,7210.12
339Garland209217-3.69%1,2440.17
338Carroll209229-8.73%1,3750.15
340Hayes Center207213-2.82%7670.27
341Gresham206223-7.62%7660.27
343Jackson203223-8.97%4510.45
342Creston2032030.00%9810.21
344Pleasant Dale202206-1.94%1,7880.11
346Trumbull196205-4.39%4550.43
345Guide Rock196225-12.89%3940.50
347Holbrook194206-5.83%1,2050.16
348Dunbar1931873.21%8390.23
349Pickrell191199-4.02%1,7850.11
352Raymond18917011.18%1,4430.13
351Lewellen189226-16.37%5110.37
350Dwight189203-6.90%7710.24
354Howard City Boelus185189-2.12%2610.71
353Craig185198-6.57%6490.28
357Wynot18316510.91%9950.18
356Funk183194-5.67%6960.26
355Ashton183195-6.15%3090.59
358Otoe1821716.43%1,1450.16
361Walton179306-41.50%503.56
360Riverdale179182-1.65%6780.26
359Douglas1791733.47%8140.22
363Manley1761647.32%2,5880.07
362Bee176191-7.85%7040.25
364Alexandria173177-2.26%4280.40
365Gurley171214-20.09%9140.19
366Stamford169183-7.65%3570.47
367Mason City167170-1.76%3520.47
368St. Libory166264-37.12%5000.33
369Hyannis164182-9.89%3150.52
371Farnam161171-5.85%2390.67
370Daykin161165-2.42%9820.16
372Rosalie1601581.27%8160.20
373Ulysses159171-7.02%7910.20
375Rulo158172-8.14%2520.63
374La Platte15811438.60%5600.28
378Verdon156172-9.30%6580.24
377Venango156168-7.14%2060.76
376Goehner1561541.30%8970.17
379Washington1551503.33%7560.20
380Page154166-7.23%6310.24
381Sprague1531427.75%1,5000.10
384Republican City1521501.33%4680.33
383Hordville1521445.56%5690.27
382Davey152154-1.30%9870.15
387Morse Bluff1481359.63%8360.18
386Ithaca148149-0.67%6350.23
385Concord148165-10.30%1,1210.13
388Cody147153-3.92%1431.03
391Oconto142150-5.33%7000.20
390Nemaha142149-4.70%4690.30
389Hardy142160-11.25%2340.61
392Stella141152-7.24%7970.18
393Anselmo140144-2.78%5260.27
394Atlanta1381315.34%5970.23
395Du Bois137147-6.80%3020.45
396Shubert136150-9.33%6480.21
397Alvo1351322.27%1,3500.10
398Dawson133146-8.90%6240.21
400Brunswick132138-4.35%2220.59
399Brownville1321320.00%2020.65
403Upland130144-9.72%3160.41
402Thurston130133-2.26%1,1210.12
401Cordova130137-5.11%5220.25
404Fordyce129138-6.52%8900.14
405Haigler128162-20.99%5270.24
407Miller125136-8.09%3300.38
406Merriman125128-2.34%1221.03
408Filley124132-6.06%1,1380.11
409Endicott123131-6.11%2690.46
410Ayr12211010.91%5040.24
412Inman120129-6.98%4200.29
411Bushnell120124-3.23%5260.23
414Leshara1191126.25%1,7250.07
413Edison119133-10.53%4470.27
416Octavia118127-7.09%7380.16
415Arthur1181180.00%3810.31
417Broadwater117128-8.59%7450.16
420Malmo114120-5.00%8380.14
419Grafton114125-8.80%3270.35
418Belgrade114126-9.52%6100.19
421Barneston113116-2.59%4630.24
423Ruskin111123-9.76%2660.42
422Farwell111122-9.02%6420.17
426Jansen110118-6.78%3510.31
425Colon1101100.00%8400.13
424Bartlett110118-6.78%7750.14
428Roscoe1096940.16
427Loretto1093880.28
429Belden107115-6.96%7180.15
431Memphis106114-7.02%1,2180.09
430Melbeta106112-5.36%1,1040.10
432Sarben1056690.16
434Salem104112-7.14%1670.62
433Belmar104216-51.85%234.58
437Wann103691.49
436Tobias103106-2.83%3930.26
435Elsie103106-2.83%5950.17
441South Bend102993.03%7610.13
440Ohiowa102115-11.30%4100.25
439Lemoyne1022000.51
438Brock102112-8.93%3260.31
442Winslow101105-3.81%6970.14
444Overland100153-34.64%871.15
443Naponee100107-6.54%4330.23
445McGrew99105-5.71%2620.38
447Rogers98953.16%5760.17
446Henry98106-7.55%3360.29
448Rockville96106-9.43%4320.22
449Bloomington95104-8.65%1190.80
450Danbury93101-7.92%2870.32
453Tryon92157-41.40%771.19
452Elk Creek9299-7.07%7080.13
451Eddyville9297-5.15%3330.28
455St. Helena9196-5.21%2050.44
454Newport9197-6.19%2860.32
456Bruno9099-9.09%3280.27
458Swanton8994-5.32%4430.20
457Dunning89103-13.59%3900.23
459Harrisburg88100-12.00%146.47
460Carleton8791-4.40%950.91
463Martinsburg8694-8.51%8270.10
462Ericson8694-8.51%2290.38
461Comstock8693-7.53%2460.35
464Wilsonville8593-8.60%3180.27
466Riverton8489-5.62%2140.39
465Max843800.22
467Berwyn8283-1.20%3220.26
470Odessa81130-37.69%441.82
469Halsey81749.46%4180.19
468Center8194-13.83%7710.10
471Byron8083-3.61%5230.15
475Lebanon7980-1.25%4910.16
474King Lake79280-71.79%810.98
473Kilgore79772.60%1760.45
472Dixon7987-9.20%5200.15
477Wellfleet78780.00%2880.27
476Linwood7888-11.36%2100.37
478Bow Valley77116-33.62%5380.14
480Richland74731.37%3460.21
479Naper7484-11.90%5480.14
481Liberty7376-3.95%2960.25
483Prosser72669.09%2710.27
482Burchard7282-12.20%4420.16
484Steinauer7075-6.67%5190.14
486Maskell6976-9.21%4390.16
485Heartwell6971-2.82%9450.07
487Whitney6877-11.69%4300.16
488Crookston6769-2.90%1540.43
491Inavale65117-44.44%1950.33
490Hubbell6568-4.41%1910.34
489Deweese6567-2.99%5160.13
495Winnetoon6468-5.88%2210.29
494Sunol64292.19
493Reynolds6469-7.25%2550.25
492Hazard6470-8.57%2500.26
497Waterbury6373-13.70%4570.14
496Abie6369-8.70%5890.11
498Keystone623080.20
500Lewiston6168-10.29%5870.10
499Johnstown6164-4.69%1140.53

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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