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)
1Omaha479,978459,6594.42%507
2Lincoln293,446259,45513.10%455
3Bellevue53,64451,6343.89%482
4Grand Island51,36348,8195.21%257
5Kearney34,41131,00710.98%355
6Fremont26,20726,401-0.73%375
7Hastings24,42825,184-3.00%249
8Norfolk24,32324,2900.14%320
9Columbus23,79222,3436.49%336
10North Platte23,30324,706-5.68%262
11Papillion20,47520,1071.83%309
12La Vista17,31216,6603.91%475
13Scottsbluff14,27815,082-5.33%321
14South Sioux City12,84913,389-4.03%299
15Beatrice12,29912,660-2.85%195
16Chalco10,95210,994-0.38%579
17Lexington10,05110,223-1.68%333
18Alliance8,1708,476-3.61%244
19Gering7,9788,521-6.37%277
20Blair7,9727,6504.21%216
21York7,8327,7790.68%181
22McCook7,5807,717-1.78%209
23Nebraska City7,3227,2920.41%219
24Seward7,2406,9863.64%242
25Ralston7,2196,09918.36%652
26Crete6,8736,989-1.66%310
27Plattsmouth6,3676,499-2.03%286
28Schuyler6,3276,2271.61%346
29Wayne5,8405,6802.82%310
30Sidney5,6356,755-16.58%112
31Holdrege5,4065,492-1.57%190
32Chadron5,2565,842-10.03%201
33Gretna5,0804,9372.90%311
34Offutt AFB5,0484,6448.70%190
35Wahoo4,6264,5292.14%235
36Aurora4,5934,4852.41%225
37Ogallala4,5174,731-4.52%136
38Waverly4,3393,29131.84%272
39Falls City4,0454,330-6.58%180
40Cozad3,6513,985-8.38%208
41Fairbury3,5643,928-9.27%210
42O'Neill3,5193,704-4.99%220
43Broken Bow3,4393,544-2.96%262
44Gothenburg3,3983,592-5.40%141
45Auburn3,3483,455-3.10%229
46West Point3,2133,377-4.86%173
47Valley2,9822,41723.38%93
48Minden2,9222,9110.38%198
49Central City2,8802,935-1.87%185
50David City2,8422,913-2.44%246
51Ashland2,7642,46212.27%374
52Valentine2,6262,727-3.70%170
53Hickman2,5291,67051.44%450
54Kimball2,4472,504-2.28%176
55Madison2,4382,4071.29%309
56St. Paul2,3132,3100.13%291
57Milford2,0862,094-0.38%382
58Imperial2,0552,071-0.77%101
59Geneva2,0382,209-7.74%134
60Ord2,0362,143-4.99%144
61Syracuse1,9381,942-0.21%226
62Dakota City1,8611,921-3.12%193
63Gibbon1,8571,8341.25%319
64Wilber1,8141,853-2.10%300
65Superior1,7551,962-10.55%139
66Pierce1,7341,765-1.76%285
67Tekamah1,7061,820-6.26%162
68Springfield1,6721,5557.52%336
69Ainsworth1,6181,736-6.80%240
70Mitchell1,5951,706-6.51%354
71Woodland Park1,5881,866-14.90%151
72Albion1,5571,667-6.60%224
73Gordon1,5531,603-3.12%248
74Tecumseh1,5381,683-8.62%152
75Bennington1,5191,4643.76%271
76Neligh1,4891,623-8.26%152
77Stanton1,4801,581-6.39%127
78Bridgeport1,4701,545-4.85%191
79Hartington1,4361,548-7.24%214
80Sutton1,4341,499-4.34%123
81Hebron1,4101,582-10.87%149
82Yutan1,3561,19313.66%352
83Ravenna1,3521,366-1.02%121
84Wakefield1,3331,457-8.51%187
85Arlington1,3311,2476.74%332
86Wood River1,3281,334-0.45%249
87Wymore1,3241,453-8.88%105
88Louisville1,3201,10719.24%303
89Sutherland1,2921,368-5.56%148
90Fullerton1,2201,309-6.80%140
91Atkinson1,2131,245-2.57%110
92North Bend1,1951,218-1.89%159
93Plainview1,1881,244-4.50%164
94Oakland1,1691,244-6.03%182
95Battle Creek1,1691,212-3.55%247
96Terrytown1,1571,200-3.58%365
97Wisner1,1541,196-3.51%152
98Burwell1,1471,201-4.50%165
99Alma1,1391,158-1.64%148
100Stromsburg1,1371,167-2.57%167
101Eagle1,1101,0258.29%480
102Pender1,1081,00710.03%234
103Weeping Water1,1031,0514.95%170
104Grant1,0991,173-6.31%214
105Shelton1,0671,0600.66%217
106Creighton1,0661,150-7.30%131
107Bayard1,0521,209-12.99%226
108Bennet1,02373040.14%293
109Fort Calhoun9949267.34%226
110Macy9881,023-3.42%92
111Arapahoe9761,023-4.59%146
112Genoa9741,004-2.99%183
113Henderson9631,004-4.08%241
114Cambridge9621,059-9.16%107
115Harvard9601,013-5.23%222
116Elm Creek9579026.10%205
117Kenesaw9508985.79%135
118Friend9431,026-8.09%170
119Loup City9371,032-9.21%148
120Bloomfield9281,025-9.46%169
121Tilden918960-4.37%176
122Waterloo9158517.52%212
123Laurel906960-5.63%114
124Curtis905940-3.72%112
125Ceresco9038941.01%318
126Crawford900997-9.73%114
127Rushville8958861.02%116
128Ponca894959-6.78%183
129Randolph880941-6.48%139
130Red Cloud8781,018-13.75%127
131Morrill875922-5.10%232
132Blue Hill862940-8.30%174
133Hooper8528312.53%188
134Franklin8521,006-15.31%128
135Doniphan8328240.97%244
136Osceola825879-6.14%133
137Utica823863-4.63%266
138Chappell823925-11.03%175
139Juniata8217578.45%184
140Pawnee City820880-6.82%101
141Humphrey8157636.82%245
142Cairo7947870.89%124
143Lyons789849-7.07%172
144Scribner787856-8.06%184
145Emerson786839-6.32%247
146Humboldt784877-10.60%88
147Walthill778785-0.89%271
148Hemingford777801-3.00%170
149Minatare773818-5.50%303
150Winnebago769778-1.16%567
151Peru749772-2.98%212
152Osmond745782-4.73%139
153Axtell7457292.19%239
154Deshler737746-1.21%216
155Oxford727775-6.19%119
156Clay Center726760-4.47%148
157Benkelman726953-23.82%135
158Bertrand725749-3.20%195
159Oshkosh721891-19.08%161
160Shelby699713-1.96%185
161Newman Grove691722-4.29%189
162Firth68559115.91%302
163Elwood683707-3.39%197
164Alda6706483.40%177
165Elmwood6676335.37%265
166Beemer659679-2.95%245
167St. Edward653706-7.51%148
168Crofton651724-10.08%152
169Hershey646664-2.71%126
170Clarkson629659-4.55%118
171Adams6275847.36%157
172Elgin613658-6.84%125
173Greenwood5995675.64%217
174Mead5935713.85%145
175Dodge591611-3.27%223
176Beaver City583608-4.11%88
177Cedar Bluffs581612-5.07%224
178Stuart574594-3.37%63
179Palmyra5695474.02%249
180Dorchester568585-2.91%178
181Overton561593-5.40%155
182Arnold560595-5.88%125
183Howells556562-1.07%144
184Hay Springs554568-2.46%219
185Callaway5545392.78%118
186Indianola550584-5.82%66
187Glenwood54946617.81%34
188Wauneta546577-5.37%84
189Valparaiso545572-4.72%144
190Culbertson541592-8.61%96
191Bassett538617-12.80%181
192Trenton523556-5.94%135
193Homer519550-5.64%209
194Wausa513632-18.83%146
195Exeter510589-13.41%120
196Verdigre505573-11.87%137
197Fairmont501557-10.05%92
198Sargent500528-5.30%69
199Boys Town498745-33.15%56
200Murray4914636.05%196
201De Witt488513-4.87%174
202Paxton486522-6.90%70
203Cortland470481-2.29%266
204Palmer469471-0.42%131
205Mullen469510-8.04%149
206Decatur459483-4.97%67
207Coleridge456471-3.18%133
208Bancroft454491-7.54%185
209Sterling449478-6.07%164
210Edgar448498-10.04%85
211Hampton4374233.31%188
212Spalding436488-10.66%202
213McCool Junction4334095.87%134
214Nelson431490-12.04%79
215Greeley Center428467-8.35%101
216Bellwood426434-1.84%267
217Ansley425439-3.19%88
218Brady422427-1.17%192
219Beaver Crossing4184043.47%95
220Roca41621593.49%447
221Cedar Creek4143906.15%108
222Malcolm4083855.97%415
223Leigh4074040.74%101
224Spencer404455-11.21%115
225Clearwater400418-4.31%163
226Winside395428-7.71%226
227Giltner38935210.51%150
228Loomis3843820.52%174
229Eustis379402-5.72%134
230Duncan3773507.71%135
231Nickerson3713690.54%146
232Fairfield371387-4.13%77
233Lakeview37031716.72%90
234Pleasanton3693418.21%163
235Kennard3683611.94%184
236Ewing368387-4.91%123
237Plymouth367408-10.05%173
238Big Springs367399-8.02%123
239Orleans363387-6.20%90
240Silver Creek3593580.28%194
241Merna357364-1.92%99
242Cedar Rapids354382-7.33%147
243Newcastle3523248.64%155
244Rising City350373-6.17%144
245Hildreth350380-7.89%91
246Pilger348353-1.42%176
247Orchard343378-9.26%114
248Santee3403351.49%90
249Wilcox339357-5.04%94
250Platte Center3383370.30%168
251Clarks338366-7.65%161
252Allen337376-10.37%135
253Wallace334366-8.74%70
254Weston3323252.15%222
255Niobrara332368-9.78%68
256Johnson3303270.92%224
257Unadilla3223113.54%156
258Prague3213122.88%147
259Blue Springs321330-2.73%62
260Inglewood320325-1.54%199
261Palisade318350-9.14%133
262Hadar3172938.19%119
263Stratton316342-7.60%109
264Lyman315342-7.89%120
265Hallam31221346.48%216
266Shickley309342-9.65%151
267Dannebrog3093031.98%126
268Brainard308329-6.38%139
269Hoskins3072857.72%148
270Petersburg306333-8.11%122
271Brule305326-6.44%147
272Phillips3042875.92%155
273Arcadia303312-2.88%79
274Polk297321-7.48%90
275Stapleton295309-4.53%175
276Maxwell295310-4.84%129
277Cook294323-8.98%253
278Glenvil292307-4.89%251
279Oakdale291321-9.35%83
280North Loup291297-2.02%106
281Chapman2912871.39%97
282Campbell289349-17.19%104
283Butte289327-11.62%103
284Odell287306-6.21%163
285Yankee Hill286292-2.05%15
286Snyder285300-5.00%88
287Scotia285319-10.66%122
288Meadow Grove283302-6.29%138
289Davenport283295-4.07%65
290Monroe280284-1.41%240
291Long Pine280308-9.09%72
292Lawrence273305-10.49%98
293Herman2732681.87%285
294Lindsay2722623.82%111
295Bartley271283-4.24%43
296Panama2702575.06%142
297Bruning267280-4.64%140
298Potter266336-20.83%28
299Roseland2652477.29%143
300Bradshaw262273-4.03%117
301Milligan258284-9.15%152
302Diller256259-1.16%91
303Maywood255261-2.30%60
304Amherst2552482.82%174
305Wolbach254284-10.56%55
306Chambers254268-5.22%37
307Avoca2542424.96%289
308Table Rock253270-6.30%64
309Murdock2532367.20%292
310Dalton252318-20.75%109
311Lodgepole249317-21.45%78
312Dix248256-3.13%168
313Union2452335.15%176
314Litchfield243263-7.60%119
315Talmage2412333.43%219
316Marquette2412333.43%173
317Springview236242-2.48%53
318Holstein2362216.79%139
319Madrid233235-0.85%31
320Woodland Hills2322157.91%97
321Western230235-2.13%70
322Waco230238-3.36%150
323Taylor22819020.00%130
324Staplehurst228243-6.17%272
325Hubbard228236-3.39%205
326Elba2272155.58%92
327Thedford22319613.78%138
328Benedict222234-5.13%172
329Uehling220230-4.35%147
330Clatonia220230-4.35%118
331Chester220232-5.17%56
332Harrison215251-14.34%105
333Nehawka2142044.90%141
334Sumner213236-9.75%108
335Bladen213238-10.50%89
336Lynch212246-13.82%59
337Denton21019010.53%256
338Garland209217-3.69%186
339Carroll209229-8.73%204
340Hayes Center207213-2.82%114
341Gresham206223-7.62%114
342Jackson203223-8.97%67
343Creston2032030.00%146
344Pleasant Dale202206-1.94%268
345Trumbull196205-4.39%68
346Guide Rock196225-12.89%59
347Holbrook194206-5.83%179
348Dunbar1931873.21%125
349Pickrell191199-4.02%265
350Raymond18917011.18%214
351Lewellen189226-16.37%76
352Dwight189203-6.90%115
353Howard City Boelus185189-2.12%39
354Craig185198-6.57%97
355Wynot18316510.91%149
356Funk183194-5.67%104
357Ashton183195-6.15%46
358Otoe1821716.43%170
359Walton179306-41.50%7
360Riverdale179182-1.65%101
361Douglas1791733.47%122
362Manley1761647.32%389
363Bee176191-7.85%105
364Alexandria173177-2.26%64
365Gurley171214-20.09%136
366Stamford169183-7.65%53
367Mason City167170-1.76%52
368St. Libory166264-37.12%75
369Hyannis164182-9.89%47
370Farnam161171-5.85%36
371Daykin161165-2.42%146
372Rosalie1601581.27%122
373Ulysses159171-7.02%118
374Rulo158172-8.14%38
375La Platte15811438.60%83
376Verdon156172-9.30%98
377Venango156168-7.14%31
378Goehner1561541.30%134
379Washington1551503.33%113
380Page154166-7.23%94
381Sprague1531427.75%224
382Republican City1521501.33%70
383Hordville1521445.56%85
384Davey152154-1.30%147
385Morse Bluff1481359.63%124
386Ithaca148149-0.67%95
387Concord148165-10.30%167
388Cody147153-3.92%21
389Oconto142150-5.33%104
390Nemaha142149-4.70%70
391Hardy142160-11.25%35
392Stella141152-7.24%119
393Anselmo140144-2.78%79
394Atlanta1381315.34%89
395Du Bois137147-6.80%45
396Shubert136150-9.33%96
397Alvo1351322.27%201
398Dawson133146-8.90%93
399Brunswick132138-4.35%33
400Brownville1321320.00%30
401Upland130144-9.72%47
402Thurston130133-2.26%167
403Cordova130137-5.11%78
404Fordyce129138-6.52%132
405Haigler128162-20.99%79
406Miller125136-8.09%49
407Merriman125128-2.34%18
408Filley124132-6.06%169
409Endicott123131-6.11%40
410Ayr12211010.91%75
411Inman120129-6.98%63
412Bushnell120124-3.23%78
413Leshara1191126.25%257
414Edison119133-10.53%67
415Octavia118127-7.09%110
416Arthur1181180.00%57
417Broadwater117128-8.59%111
418Malmo114120-5.00%125
419Grafton114125-8.80%49
420Belgrade114126-9.52%91
421Barneston113116-2.59%69
422Ruskin111123-9.76%40
423Farwell111122-9.02%96
424Jansen110118-6.78%52
425Colon1101100.00%125
426Bartlett110118-6.78%115
427Roscoe109103
428Loretto10958
429Belden107115-6.96%107
430Memphis106114-7.02%182
431Melbeta106112-5.36%165
432Sarben105100
433Salem104112-7.14%25
434Belmar104216-51.85%3
435Wann10310
436Tobias103106-2.83%59
437Elsie103106-2.83%89
438South Bend102993.03%114
439Ohiowa102115-11.30%61
440Lemoyne10230
441Brock102112-8.93%49
442Winslow101105-3.81%104
443Overland100153-34.64%13
444Naponee100107-6.54%65
445McGrew99105-5.71%39
446Rogers98953.16%86
447Henry98106-7.55%50
448Rockville96106-9.43%64
449Bloomington95104-8.65%18
450Danbury93101-7.92%43
451Tryon92157-41.40%12
452Elk Creek9299-7.07%106
453Eddyville9297-5.15%50
454St. Helena9196-5.21%31
455Newport9197-6.19%43
456Bruno9099-9.09%49
457Swanton8994-5.32%66
458Dunning89103-13.59%58
459Harrisburg88100-12.00%2
460Carleton8791-4.40%14
461Martinsburg8694-8.51%123
462Ericson8694-8.51%34
463Comstock8693-7.53%37
464Wilsonville8593-8.60%47
465Riverton8489-5.62%32
466Max8457
467Berwyn8283-1.20%48
468Odessa81130-37.69%7
469Halsey81749.46%62
470Center8194-13.83%115
471Byron8083-3.61%78
472Lebanon7980-1.25%73
473King Lake79280-71.79%12
474Kilgore79772.60%26
475Dixon7987-9.20%78
476Wellfleet78780.00%43
477Linwood7888-11.36%31
478Bow Valley77116-33.62%80
479Richland74731.37%52
480Naper7484-11.90%82
481Liberty7376-3.95%44
482Prosser72669.09%40
483Burchard7282-12.20%66
484Steinauer7075-6.67%77
485Maskell6976-9.21%66
486Heartwell6971-2.82%142
487Whitney6877-11.69%64
488Crookston6769-2.90%23
489Inavale65117-44.44%29
490Hubbell6568-4.41%28
491Deweese6567-2.99%77
492Winnetoon6468-5.88%33
493Sunol644
494Reynolds6469-7.25%38
495Hazard6470-8.57%37
496Waterbury6373-13.70%68
497Abie6369-8.70%88
498Keystone6246
499Lewiston6168-10.29%88
500Johnstown6164-4.69%17

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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