100 Biggest Cities In Nebraska For 2022

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Nebraska. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 124 cities and places in Nebraska.

We all love the biggest cities that the Cornhusker State has to offer. You know the places like Omaha and Lincoln which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Nebraska that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Nebraska with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Nebraska, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Nebraska, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In Nebraska

Omaha, NE
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 479,529
Population 2010: 407,334
Growth: 17.7%
More on Omaha: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Lincoln, NE
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 286,388
Population 2010: 253,035
Growth: 13.2%
More on Lincoln: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Bellevue, NE
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 63,970
Population 2010: 50,241
Growth: 27.3%
More on Bellevue: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Grand Island, NE
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 51,250
Population 2010: 46,975
Growth: 9.1%
More on Grand Island: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Kearney, NE
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 33,783
Population 2010: 30,214
Growth: 11.8%
More on Kearney: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Fremont, NE
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 26,362
Population 2010: 26,223
Growth: 0.5%
More on Fremont: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Hastings, NE
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 24,878
Population 2010: 24,717
Growth: 0.7%
More on Hastings: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Norfolk, NE
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Population: 24,410
Population 2010: 23,961
Growth: 1.9%
More on Norfolk: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Papillion, NE
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Population: 24,310
Population 2010: 18,829
Growth: 29.1%
More on Papillion: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

North Platte, NE
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Population: 23,734
Population 2010: 24,722
Growth: -4.0%
More on North Platte: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Nebraska

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Cornhusker State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Nebraska from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Omaha.

The smallest? Loup City, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Nebraska

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Nebraska.

Have fun snacking around in the Cornhusker State!

For more reading on Nebraska, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Nebraska

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Omaha 479,529 407,334 17.7%
2 Lincoln 286,388 253,035 13.2%
3 Bellevue 63,970 50,241 27.3%
4 Grand Island 51,250 46,975 9.1%
5 Kearney 33,783 30,214 11.8%
6 Fremont 26,362 26,223 0.5%
7 Hastings 24,878 24,717 0.7%
8 Norfolk 24,410 23,961 1.9%
9 Papillion 24,310 18,829 29.1%
10 North Platte 23,734 24,722 -4.0%
11 Columbus 23,291 21,640 7.6%
12 La Vista 17,081 15,044 13.5%
13 Scottsbluff 14,660 14,841 -1.2%
14 South Sioux City 12,867 12,977 -0.8%
15 Beatrice 12,282 12,584 -2.4%
16 Chalco 10,092 10,732 -6.0%
17 Lexington 10,069 10,111 -0.4%
18 Gering 8,179 8,271 -1.1%
19 Alliance 8,139 8,524 -4.5%
20 Blair 7,830 7,980 -1.9%
21 York 7,810 7,869 -0.7%
22 Mccook 7,555 7,729 -2.3%
23 Ralston 7,305 5,961 22.5%
24 Nebraska City 7,270 7,300 -0.4%
25 Seward 7,210 6,846 5.3%
26 Crete 7,013 6,801 3.1%
27 Plattsmouth 6,453 6,599 -2.2%
28 Sidney 6,451 6,748 -4.4%
29 Schuyler 6,269 5,931 5.7%
30 Wayne 5,603 5,585 0.3%
31 Chadron 5,482 5,812 -5.7%
32 Holdrege 5,406 5,499 -1.7%
33 Offutt Afb 5,280 4,581 15.3%
34 Gretna 5,039 4,164 21.0%
35 Aurora 4,523 4,429 2.1%
36 Wahoo 4,520 4,418 2.3%
37 Ogallala 4,509 4,748 -5.0%
38 Falls City 4,139 4,340 -4.6%
39 Waverly 3,941 3,131 25.9%
40 Cozad 3,776 3,990 -5.4%
41 Fairbury 3,657 4,016 -8.9%
42 O'neill 3,594 3,657 -1.7%
43 Broken Bow 3,503 3,538 -1.0%
44 Gothenburg 3,469 3,573 -2.9%
45 Auburn 3,306 3,450 -4.2%
46 West Point 3,282 3,383 -3.0%
47 Minden 2,906 2,516 15.5%
48 Central City 2,906 2,900 0.2%
49 Valley 2,834 1,961 44.5%
50 Ashland 2,834 2,469 14.8%
51 David City 2,824 2,817 0.2%
52 Valentine 2,768 2,765 0.1%
53 St. Paul 2,638 2,080 26.8%
54 Hickman 2,432 1,467 65.8%
55 Milford 2,417 2,241 7.9%
56 Kimball 2,276 2,597 -12.4%
57 Dakota City 2,249 2,170 3.6%
58 Madison 2,239 2,688 -16.7%
59 Imperial 2,163 2,036 6.2%
60 Ord 2,112 2,208 -4.3%
61 Wilber 2,086 1,828 14.1%
62 Bennington 2,075 1,168 77.7%
63 Syracuse 2,043 1,810 12.9%
64 Pierce 1,973 2,105 -6.3%
65 Gibbon 1,971 1,796 9.7%
66 Geneva 1,955 2,071 -5.6%
67 Mitchell 1,907 1,675 13.9%
68 Stanton 1,847 1,972 -6.3%
69 Superior 1,826 1,820 0.3%
70 Tecumseh 1,818 1,690 7.6%
71 Gordon 1,764 1,634 8.0%
72 Tekamah 1,727 1,522 13.5%
73 Arlington 1,657 1,487 11.4%
74 Ainsworth 1,655 1,891 -12.5%
75 Hebron 1,654 1,534 7.8%
76 Sutherland 1,597 1,165 37.1%
77 Neligh 1,586 1,672 -5.1%
78 Springfield 1,582 1,343 17.8%
79 Oakland 1,575 1,362 15.6%
80 Fullerton 1,569 1,525 2.9%
81 Hartington 1,522 1,782 -14.6%
82 Albion 1,511 1,675 -9.8%
83 Battle Creek 1,503 984 52.7%
84 Wood River 1,503 1,481 1.5%
85 Ravenna 1,465 1,213 20.8%
86 North Bend 1,453 1,241 17.1%
87 Plainview 1,440 1,291 11.5%
88 Louisville 1,425 1,286 10.8%
89 Woodland Park 1,418 1,407 0.8%
90 Bridgeport 1,414 1,792 -21.1%
91 Alma 1,410 1,234 14.3%
92 Atkinson 1,403 1,136 23.5%
93 Grant 1,393 1,226 13.6%
94 Wymore 1,385 1,570 -11.8%
95 Wakefield 1,375 1,395 -1.4%
96 Sutton 1,368 1,468 -6.8%
97 Wisner 1,364 1,124 21.4%
98 Ceresco 1,343 1,083 24.0%
99 Bayard 1,319 1,148 14.9%
100 Cambridge 1,285 1,020 26.0%
101 Creighton 1,253 1,281 -2.2%
102 Arapahoe 1,242 1,128 10.1%
103 Shelton 1,241 969 28.1%
104 Pender 1,216 1,125 8.1%
105 Burwell 1,215 1,279 -5.0%
106 Harvard 1,184 967 22.4%
107 Friend 1,173 941 24.7%
108 Elm Creek 1,136 941 20.7%
109 Cairo 1,123 843 33.2%
110 Red Cloud 1,091 1,135 -3.9%
111 Kenesaw 1,088 944 15.3%
112 Bennet 1,088 695 56.5%
113 Randolph 1,084 997 8.7%
114 Tilden 1,079 1,047 3.1%
115 Yutan 1,075 1,154 -6.8%
116 Utica 1,069 854 25.2%
117 Waterloo 1,066 725 47.0%
118 Stromsburg 1,028 1,214 -15.3%
119 Laurel 1,027 922 11.4%
120 Crawford 1,020 920 10.9%
121 Terrytown 1,013 912 11.1%
122 Weeping Water 1,011 1,194 -15.3%
123 Doniphan 1,010 858 17.7%
124 Loup City 1,004 1,097 -8.5%

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