10 Largest Cities in Nebraska

  • Omaha (470,702)
  • Lincoln (293,905)
  • Bellevue (53,945)
  • Grand Island (51,440)
  • Kearney (34,301)
  • Fremont (26,731)
  • Norfolk (25,027)
  • Hastings (24,972)
  • Columbus (23,752)
  • North Platte (23,522)
The largest city in Nebraska is Omaha with a population of 470,702. Wood Lake is the fastest growing city in Nebraska over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Omaha470,702450,8874.39%1,289
2Lincoln293,905259,26113.36%1,179
3Bellevue53,94551,6454.45%1,257
4Grand Island51,44048,8165.38%668
5Kearney34,30130,99410.67%916
6Fremont26,73126,4001.25%991
7Norfolk25,02724,2783.09%852
8Hastings24,97225,181-0.83%661
9Columbus23,75222,2476.76%870
10North Platte23,52224,705-4.79%686
11Papillion20,63620,1342.49%807
12La Vista17,24716,6933.32%1,226
13Scottsbluff14,62115,082-3.06%851
14South Sioux City12,51613,389-6.52%754
15Beatrice12,30212,658-2.81%506
16Chalco11,45610,9944.20%1,570
17Lexington10,01710,224-2.02%859
18Gering8,1018,521-4.93%727
19York7,9027,7801.57%472
20Blair7,8417,6502.50%550
21Alliance7,5848,464-10.40%588
22Mccook7,5457,699-2.00%540
23Seward7,3346,9855.00%636
24Crete7,2946,9894.36%853
25Ralston7,2726,09619.29%1,703
26Nebraska City7,2657,292-0.37%564
27Plattsmouth6,5046,4990.08%758
28Schuyler6,4556,2273.66%915
29Sidney5,8486,755-13.43%302
30Chadron5,4305,839-7.00%537
31Wayne5,3605,683-5.68%736
32Holdrege5,2215,491-4.92%476
33Gretna5,1044,9553.01%810
34Offutt Afb5,0744,6449.26%494
35Aurora4,5814,4882.07%581
36Ogallala4,4814,728-5.22%349
37Wahoo4,4684,526-1.28%588
38Falls City4,1604,329-3.90%480
39Waverly4,0493,29123.03%657
40Cozad3,7343,986-6.32%551
41Fairbury3,6493,928-7.10%558
42O'neill3,6273,704-2.08%587
43Broken Bow3,5823,5480.96%708
44Gothenburg3,3983,569-4.79%366
45West Point3,3453,378-0.98%467
46Auburn3,3153,455-4.05%587
47Valley2,9912,41623.80%242
48Minden2,9392,9160.79%515
49Central City2,8992,935-1.23%482
50David City2,8772,906-1.00%645
51Valentine2,7122,727-0.55%455
52Ashland2,6322,4626.90%923
53Hickman2,4461,67046.47%1,127
54Madison2,3892,407-0.75%785
55St. Paul2,3412,3081.43%763
56Kimball2,2602,504-9.74%421
57Ord2,1112,143-1.49%388
58Imperial2,0982,0711.30%268
59Milford2,0892,094-0.24%992
60Geneva2,0872,209-5.52%356
61Syracuse1,9651,9421.18%594
62Gibbon1,8821,8342.62%837
63Wilber1,8601,8530.38%797
64Dakota City1,8501,921-3.70%496
65Superior1,8341,962-6.52%376
66Pierce1,7061,765-3.34%727
67Tekamah1,7021,821-6.53%418
68Ainsworth1,6701,735-3.75%642
69Woodland Park1,6531,866-11.41%408
70Mitchell1,6211,706-4.98%932
71Springfield1,6201,5613.78%844
72Albion1,5941,661-4.03%594
73Tecumseh1,5921,684-5.46%407
74Bennington1,5331,4624.86%709
75Gordon1,5321,603-4.43%635
76Neligh1,5201,623-6.35%401
77Stanton1,5071,581-4.68%335
78Sutton1,4741,499-1.67%327
79Bridgeport1,4541,545-5.89%489
80Hebron1,4531,581-8.10%399
81Hartington1,4321,548-7.49%552
82Louisville1,3911,10725.65%827
83Wakefield1,3891,454-4.47%505
84Ravenna1,3691,3660.22%318
85Yutan1,3511,19213.34%909
86Sutherland1,3411,368-1.97%398
87Wood River1,3311,3280.23%647
88Arlington1,3281,2476.50%857
89Wymore1,3261,453-8.74%274
90North Bend1,3171,18111.52%455
91Atkinson1,2381,245-0.56%292
92Fullerton1,2301,309-6.04%364
93Battle Creek1,2221,2120.83%669
94Pender1,2091,00720.06%661
95Stromsburg1,2081,1673.51%461
96Wisner1,1851,187-0.17%405
97Plainview1,1811,244-5.06%421
98Oakland1,1681,240-5.81%472
99Terrytown1,1671,200-2.75%953
100Burwell1,1661,201-2.91%434
101Alma1,1361,157-1.82%381
102Eagle1,1301,02610.14%1,265
103Grant1,1191,171-4.44%563
104Weeping Water1,1171,0516.28%446
105Creighton1,0901,150-5.22%348
106Bayard1,0671,209-11.75%593
107Shelton1,0451,060-1.42%551
108Loup City1,0371,0320.48%425
109Cambridge1,0261,059-3.12%296
110Bennet1,01072838.74%749
111Kenesaw99089810.24%363
112Harvard9881,013-2.47%592
113Henderson981990-0.91%635
114Arapahoe9781,023-4.40%380
115Friend9761,026-4.87%456
116Fort Calhoun9759166.44%573
117Macy9541,023-6.74%231
118Genoa9541,004-4.98%465
119Crawford941997-5.62%309
120Elm Creek9389023.99%521
121Tilden936954-1.89%466
122Bloomfield9321,025-9.07%441
123Ponca929959-3.13%493
124Franklin9261,006-7.95%360
125Waterloo9198517.99%550
126Osceola9148793.98%383
127Rushville9138863.05%306
128Red Cloud9021,018-11.39%339
129Laurel895960-6.77%293
130Morrill885921-3.91%609
131Ceresco885894-1.01%808
132Randolph880941-6.48%361
133Curtis872940-7.23%281
134Chappell863925-6.70%475
135Blue Hill846940-10.00%443
136Humphrey84376310.48%657
137Juniata8357609.87%484
138Doniphan8358310.48%634
139Utica825863-4.40%691
140Hooper824831-0.84%472
141Walthill8127804.10%733
142Lyons805848-5.07%455
143Emerson801839-4.53%653
144Winnebago8007782.83%1,528
145Benkelman800953-16.05%385
146Pawnee City799880-9.20%256
147Humboldt795878-9.45%230
148Oshkosh791891-11.22%457
149Minatare787818-3.79%799
150Cairo781787-0.76%316
151Scribner774856-9.58%468
152Axtell7527293.16%626
153Shelby7487134.91%514
154Oxford738775-4.77%313
155Osmond737782-5.75%357
156Deshler737746-1.21%561
157Clay Center736760-3.16%389
158Hemingford728801-9.11%413
159Peru716772-7.25%526
160Newman Grove712722-1.39%504
161Elwood685707-3.11%511
162Elmwood6726336.16%691
163Bertrand666749-11.08%464
164Crofton665723-8.02%401
165Hershey663664-0.15%335
166St. Edward654706-7.37%383
167Alda6476470.00%442
168Clarkson646659-1.97%315
169Boys Town645745-13.42%189
170Beemer644679-5.15%621
171Adams6255847.02%406
172Elgin623658-5.32%330
173Greenwood6055676.70%568
174Firth6015911.69%686
175Dodge596611-2.45%583
176Wauneta5835771.04%232
177Beaver City577608-5.10%225
178Dorchester576585-1.54%467
179Arnold572595-3.87%330
180Cedar Bluffs571612-6.70%570
181Howells5695621.25%381
182Palmyra5665473.47%642
183Culbertson565593-4.72%261
184Stuart563590-4.58%159
185Wausa562632-11.08%414
186Overton562593-5.23%402
187Bassett551617-10.70%479
188Mead544571-4.73%345
189Indianola541584-7.36%167
190Valparaiso535572-6.47%367
191Trenton532557-4.49%356
192Verdigre523573-8.73%369
193Hay Springs521568-8.27%535
194Callaway521539-3.34%288
195Exeter519589-11.88%316
196Homer514550-6.55%536
197De Witt508513-0.97%470
198Sargent504523-3.63%179
199Murray4944636.70%510
200Paxton490522-6.13%183
201Fairmont471557-15.44%223
202Cortland469481-2.49%689
203Palmer468471-0.64%339
204Bancroft468491-4.68%493
205Decatur464483-3.93%175
206Edgar461498-7.43%225
207Sterling459478-3.97%435
208Glenwood457466-1.93%73
209Nelson448490-8.57%212
210Mccool Junction4464099.05%357
211Mullen445510-12.75%366
212Spalding437488-10.45%526
213Hamn4364233.07%487
214Bellwood4344340.00%704
215Coleridge432471-8.28%326
216Leigh4304046.44%277
217Ansley425439-3.19%229
218Beaver Crossing4214044.21%248
219Spencer417455-8.35%309
220Greeley Center416467-10.92%255
221Cedar Creek4153906.41%281
222Brady414427-3.04%487
223Malcolm4083855.97%1,075
224Winside406428-5.14%601
225Clearwater405418-3.11%427
226Big Springs391399-2.01%341
227Plymouth378408-7.35%463
228Fairfield376387-2.84%201
229Ewing371387-4.13%321
230Orleans368387-4.91%237
231Merna3683641.10%265
232Duncan3663504.57%340
233Kennard3653611.11%474
234Cedar Rapids365382-4.45%393
235Newcastle36432412.35%416
236Giltner3633523.13%362
237Eustis362402-9.95%331
238Pilger3613532.27%473
239Allen361376-3.99%375
240Pleasanton3603415.57%412
241Nickerson360369-2.44%366
242Rising City359373-3.75%382
243Loomis359382-6.02%421
244Lakeview35831712.93%227
245Silver Creek356358-0.56%499
246Hildreth356381-6.56%240
247Orchard349378-7.67%300
248Roca34622355.16%963
249Clarks345366-5.74%424
250Wilcox341357-4.48%244
251Wallace341366-6.83%185
252Yankee Hill33829215.75%46
253Santee3383350.90%231
254Niobrara336368-8.70%178
255Platte Center334337-0.89%431
256Johnson3343272.14%587
257Palisade333350-4.86%362
258Weston3273250.62%566
259Stratton327342-4.39%293
260Polk3273211.87%258
261Brainard321329-2.43%375
262Lyman320342-6.43%315
263Unadilla3193112.57%401
264Shickley319342-6.73%403
265Inglewood318325-2.15%512
266Blue Springs316330-4.24%159
267Petersburg314333-5.71%325
268Arcadia3123120.00%211
269Campbell307347-11.53%287
270Brule307326-5.83%384
271Cook304322-5.59%679
272Dannebrog3033030.00%321
273Phillips3002874.53%395
274Butte300327-8.26%278
275Hoskins2992854.91%374
276Glenvil299307-2.61%667
277Hadar2982931.71%290
278North Loup2972970.00%280
279Prague294312-5.77%348
280Meadow Grove294302-2.65%372
281Odell293306-4.25%430
282Oakdale293321-8.72%218
283Maxwell292310-5.81%331
284Long Pine292308-5.19%195
285Snyder289300-3.67%230
286Chapman2892870.70%250
287Monroe2862840.70%636
288Panama28425610.94%386
289Lawrence284305-6.89%264
290Scotia283319-11.29%315
291Potter280336-16.67%75
292Davenport277295-6.10%164
293Stapleton276309-10.68%425
294Bradshaw270273-1.10%313
295Lodgepole266317-16.09%215
296Litchfield2662631.14%337
297Bruning266280-5.00%361
298Roseland2652467.72%371
299Herman265268-1.12%716
300Milligan264284-7.04%404
301Dalton264314-15.92%296
302Amherst2632486.05%465
303Bartley262283-7.42%108
304Lindsay256260-1.54%272
305Hallam25621320.19%459
306Chambers256268-4.48%97
307Diller253259-2.32%233
308Avoca2502423.31%738
309Wolbach248284-12.68%140
310Union2482336.44%461
311Murdock2482365.08%741
312Holstein2432219.95%371
313Talmage2412333.43%568
314Table Rock240270-11.11%158
315Springview239242-1.24%139
316Maywood239261-8.43%146
317Waco2382380.00%402
318Marquette2342292.18%436
319Western233235-0.85%185
320Madrid233235-0.85%79
321Dix231256-9.77%406
322Benedict231234-1.28%464
323Staplehurst228243-6.17%705
324Elba2272155.58%239
325Lynch226246-8.13%163
326Uehling225230-2.17%388
327Chester221232-4.74%146
328Thedford22019612.24%354
329Sumner220235-6.38%288
330Bladen219238-7.98%236
331Clatonia218230-5.22%304
332Garland2172170.00%500
333Carroll217229-5.24%550
334Gresham215223-3.59%308
335Pleasant Dale2142063.88%734
336Hubbard213236-9.75%496
337Nehawka2122043.92%361
338Denton20919010.00%660
339Harrison207251-17.53%261
340Lewellen205226-9.29%214
341Creston2032030.00%379
342Hayes Center201213-5.63%288
343Trumbull200205-2.44%179
344Wynot19916520.61%419
345Ashton1991952.05%130
346Jackson198223-11.21%170
347Dwight198203-2.46%312
348Guide Rock197225-12.44%153
349Holbrook196206-4.85%469
350St. Libory194264-26.52%226
351Dunbar1911872.14%320
352Craig191198-3.54%259
353Howard City Boelus1891890.00%103
354Bee188191-1.57%291
355Pickrell187199-6.03%672
356Raymond1861709.41%546
357Hyannis1861822.20%138
358Walton184306-39.87%20
359Riverdale181182-0.55%265
360Taylor178190-6.32%263
361Stamford177183-3.28%144
362Funk177194-8.76%260
363Mason City1761703.53%143
364Douglas1761731.73%310
365Otoe1741711.75%422
366Gurley174214-18.69%360
367Woodland Hills170215-20.93%184
368Manley1701643.66%972
369Alexandria168177-5.08%160
370Farnam167171-2.34%96
371Rosalie1651584.43%325
372Venango163168-2.98%83
373Ulysses162171-5.26%310
374Rulo162173-6.36%100
375Goehner1601543.90%356
376Richfield15941
377Page159166-4.22%251
378Davey1591543.25%397
379Daykin158165-4.24%372
380Washington1571504.67%296
381Verdon157172-8.72%255
382Concord157165-4.85%459
383Cody1561531.96%58
384Sprague1541428.45%583
385Republican City1511500.67%179
386Hordville1511444.86%218
387Hardy149160-6.87%95
388Oconto147150-2.00%279
389Haigler145162-10.49%231
390Stella144152-5.26%314
391Ithaca142149-4.70%235
392Nemaha141149-5.37%180
393Morse Bluff1411354.44%307
394Anselmo141144-2.08%205
395Thurston1391334.51%462
396Shubert139150-7.33%255
397Alvo1391325.30%536
398Dawson136146-6.85%247
399La Platte13511418.42%185
400Upland134144-6.94%126
401Miller134136-1.47%137
402Cordova133137-2.92%206
403King Lake132280-52.86%52
404Du Bois132147-10.20%112
405Brunswick132138-4.35%86
406Max130227
407Merriman1291280.78%49
408Fordyce128138-7.25%340
409Filley127132-3.79%448
410Edison127133-4.51%185
411Atlanta127131-3.05%212
412Endicott126131-3.82%106
413Brownville124132-6.06%73
414Bartlett1231184.24%334
415Inman121129-6.20%163
416Ayr1191108.18%190
417Leshara1181125.36%660
418Farwell118122-3.28%264
419Grafton117125-6.40%130
420Octavia116127-8.66%280
421Belgrade115126-8.73%237
422Broadwater114128-10.94%281
423Jansen113118-4.24%140
424Bushnell113124-8.87%191
425Ruskin112123-8.94%103
426Malmo112120-6.67%318
427Arthur112118-5.08%139
428Memphis110114-3.51%488
429Brock110112-1.79%136
430Barneston110116-5.17%174
431Melbeta109112-2.68%438
432Tobias1081061.89%159
433Rockville1081061.89%187
434Ohiowa108115-6.09%167
435Winslow1071051.90%286
436Elsie1071060.94%239
437Dunning1071033.88%182
438Belden107115-6.96%278
439Sarben105259
440South Bend104995.05%300
441Salem104112-7.14%65
442Mcgrew102105-2.86%104
443Overland101153-33.99%34
444Henry101106-4.72%134
445Naponee100107-6.54%167
446Tryon98157-37.58%32
447Colon98110-10.91%289
448Bloomington98104-5.77%48
449Ericson96942.13%99
450Danbury95101-5.94%113
451Bruno9599-4.04%134
452Rogers9495-1.05%214
453Swanton9394-1.06%179
454Eddyville9397-4.12%130
455Lemoyne9270
456Odessa91130-30.00%19
457Martinsburg9194-3.19%337
458Elk Creek9199-8.08%271
459Bow Valley91116-21.55%246
460Newport9097-7.22%109
461St. Helena8996-7.29%77
462Comstock8993-4.30%98
463Center8894-6.38%325
464Wilsonville8693-7.53%124
465Belmar86216-60.19%7
466Roscoe85209
467Riverton8589-4.49%84
468Carleton8591-6.59%36
469Linwood8488-4.55%87
470Dixon8287-5.75%209
471Halsey81749.46%162
472Berwyn8183-2.41%122
473Byron8083-3.61%201
474Kilgore79772.60%68
475Sunol7814
476Naper7784-8.33%220
477Lebanon7680-5.00%182
478Tamora7529
479Whitney7477-3.90%181
480Wellfleet7478-5.13%105
481Liberty7376-3.95%114
482Venice7259
483Prosser72669.09%104
484Waterbury7173-2.74%198
485Hazard71701.43%107
486Burchard7182-13.41%168
487Maskell7076-7.89%172
488Ames6982
489Heartwell6871-4.23%362
490Crookston6869-1.45%60
491Abie6869-1.45%246
492Deweese67670.00%206
493Steinauer6675-12.00%189
494Richland6673-9.59%119
495Reynolds6669-4.35%101
496Harrisburg66100-34.00%4
497Winnetoon6568-4.41%86
498Inavale65117-44.44%75
499Hubbell6568-4.41%74
500Wood Lake64631.59%78

Top 500 Cities in Nebraska by Population

Nebraska has 0 cities with more than a million people, 2 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 15 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Nebraska is Omaha, with a population of 469,482 people.

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

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