Cities in Howard County, Nebraska by Population (2024)

There are 13 cities in Howard 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)
St. Paul1Nebraska2,4302,4170.12%1,9361.25
Cairo2Nebraska799818-0.62%8680.92
Palmer3Nebraska439441-0.23%8220.53
St. Libory4Nebraska3192713.91%9610.33
Scotia5Nebraska296298-0.34%8530.35
Dannebrog6Nebraska2762750%7560.36
Wolbach7Nebraska2322270.43%3380.69
Elba8Nebraska1971920.51%5370.37
Ashton9Nebraska1951950%3290.59
Howard City (Boelus)10Nebraska1841790.55%2590.71
Farwell11Nebraska134136-0.74%7750.17
Cushing12Nebraska34340%1100.31
Cotesfield13Nebraska30300%570.52

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 Howard County, Nebraska?

St. Paul is the largest city in Howard County.

What is the smallest city in Howard County, Nebraska?

Cotesfield is the smallest city in Howard County.

How many cities are in Howard County?

There are 13 cities in Howard County, Nebraska.

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