Cities in Butler County, Nebraska by Population (2024)

There are 18 cities in Butler County, Nebraska.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Columbus1Nebraska24,59324,0760.53%2,31910.61
David City2Nebraska3,0323,0000.27%7234.19
Shelby3Nebraska7397180.68%1,3710.54
Valparaiso4Nebraska6066000.17%1,0760.56
Bellwood5Nebraska4104050.24%1,7520.23
Rising City6Nebraska3633590.28%1,0110.36
Brainard7Nebraska3563381.14%1,1480.31
Dwight8Nebraska2302280%9540.24
Lakeview9Nebraska220378-9.09%6040.36
Ulysses10Nebraska1911900%8800.22
Bee11Nebraska165171-1.2%6600.25
Octavia12Nebraska1081070%6590.16
Bruno13Nebraska98970%3670.27
Linwood14Nebraska93920%2450.38
Richland15Nebraska7274-1.37%3360.21
Abie16Nebraska66650%7100.09
Garrison17Nebraska57560%5280.11
Surprise18Nebraska43420%1100.39

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Butler County, Nebraska?

Columbus is the largest city in Butler County.

What is the smallest city in Butler County, Nebraska?

Surprise is the smallest city in Butler County.

How many cities are in Butler County?

There are 18 cities in Butler County, Nebraska.

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