The 10 Best Cities For Hippies In Nebraska For 2024

The hippiest cities in Nebraska are Ralston and La Vista for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

You might think that the whole hippie movement has faded away, but the truth is, there are plenty of hippies out there in Nebraska.

While they aren’t necessarily in your face all the time with war protests, and the next Woodstock isn’t being planned any time soon, we thought it would be fun to look at which cities in the Cornhusker State where the most hippies would live.

And, after crunching the data, you know what? It was spot on.

How do you decide where the most hippies live? By the number of yoga studios, organic markets, and most importantly, where the liberals live in droves.

Using those criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where hippies might live in Nebraska, and then put out a list.

So, put on your tie-dye shirt and sandals as you go through this list with us.

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The 10 Cities In Nebraska With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2024

  1. Ralston
  2. La Vista
  3. Papillion
  4. Grand Island
  5. Fremont
  6. Blair
  7. Norfolk
  8. Gering
  9. Lincoln
  10. Omaha

Best Places For Hippies In Nebraska Map

What’s the hippiest city in Nebraska? The hippiest city in Nebraska is Ralston.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, Young Flower Child.

Ralston, NE

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Population: 6,826
% Liberal: 47.5%
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La Vista, NE

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Population: 17,125
% Liberal: 37.3%
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Papillion, NE

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Population: 21,100
% Liberal: 37.3%
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Grand Island, NE

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Population: 50,059
% Liberal: 35.4%
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Fremont, NE

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Population: 26,483
% Liberal: 38.0%
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Blair, NE

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Population: 7,990
% Liberal: 30.6%
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Norfolk, NE

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Population: 24,364
% Liberal: 25.1%
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Gering, NE

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Population: 8,463
% Liberal: 30.3%
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Lincoln, NE

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Population: 265,811
% Liberal: 48.7%
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Omaha, NE

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Population: 435,454
% Liberal: 47.5%
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Methodology: How we determined the most beatnik city in Nebraska

In order to rank the best cities for hippies in Nebraska, we used Saturday Night Science to determine what criteria defines a hippie.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the Google Places API, the Census’s 2018-2022 American Community Survey, and Voter Registration data, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of yoga studios per capita
  • Number of organic markets per capita
  • Number of pet adoption centers per capita
  • Number of vegan restaurants per capita
  • Number of thrift stores per capita
  • Each city’s liberal voting population

For the sake of getting reliable numbers on places, we counted any place within a ~4.5 mile radius of a city’s center. The average city in the United States is about 18 square miles.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a city. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 30 in each category, where 1 was the most hippie.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a hippie index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest hippie index the “Best City for Hippies In Nebraska.” We’re looking at you, Ralston.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in hippie central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from hippiest to most square.

Summary: The Hippies Of Nebraska

If you’re measuring the locations in Nebraska where there are lots of liberals, and there are many options for vegan food, yoga and thrift stores, this is an accurate list.

The most hippie cities in Nebraska are Ralston, La Vista, Papillion, Grand Island, Fremont, Blair, Norfolk, Gering, Lincoln, and Omaha.

If you’re curious, here are the most square places in Nebraska:

  1. Lexington
  2. Sidney
  3. Seward

For more Nebraska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hippie Cities In Nebraska

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Ralston 6,826 47.5%
2 La Vista 17,125 37.3%
3 Papillion 21,100 37.3%
4 Grand Island 50,059 35.4%
5 Fremont 26,483 38.0%
6 Blair 7,990 30.6%
7 Norfolk 24,364 25.1%
8 Gering 8,463 30.3%
9 Lincoln 265,811 48.7%
10 Omaha 435,454 47.5%
11 Bellevue 52,690 37.3%
12 Crete 7,055 46.2%
13 Plattsmouth 6,473 35.9%
14 Kearney 31,759 27.6%
15 North Platte 24,532 28.4%
16 Scottsbluff 14,998 30.3%
17 Beatrice 12,183 40.4%
18 Hastings 25,030 32.1%
19 Schuyler 6,195 31.6%
20 Mccook 7,670 19.3%
21 Gretna 5,416 37.3%
22 York 7,878 21.6%
23 Chadron 5,829 30.4%
24 Alliance 8,501 36.0%
25 Columbus 22,436 23.4%
26 Wayne 5,578 29.2%
27 Holdrege 5,506 20.1%
28 Seward 7,050 31.5%
29 Sidney 6,801 23.3%
30 Lexington 10,189 28.0%
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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