100 Biggest Cities In Nebraska For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Nebraska. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 121 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: 475,862
Population 2010: 407,334
Growth: 16.8%
More on Omaha: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Lincoln, NE
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 283,839
Population 2010: 253,035
Growth: 12.2%
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: 53,324
Population 2010: 50,241
Growth: 6.1%
More on Bellevue: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Grand Island, NE
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 51,147
Population 2010: 46,975
Growth: 8.9%
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: 33,464
Population 2010: 30,214
Growth: 10.8%
More on Kearney: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 26,437
Population 2010: 26,223
Growth: 0.8%
More on Fremont: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 24,906
Population 2010: 24,717
Growth: 0.8%
More on Hastings: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Population: 24,424
Population 2010: 23,961
Growth: 1.9%
More on Norfolk: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Population: 23,892
Population 2010: 24,722
Growth: -3.4%
More on North Platte: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 23,195
Population 2010: 21,640
Growth: 7.2%
More on Columbus: 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? Henderson, 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 475,862 407,334 16.8%
2 Lincoln 283,839 253,035 12.2%
3 Bellevue 53,324 50,241 6.1%
4 Grand Island 51,147 46,975 8.9%
5 Kearney 33,464 30,214 10.8%
6 Fremont 26,437 26,223 0.8%
7 Hastings 24,906 24,717 0.8%
8 Norfolk 24,424 23,961 1.9%
9 North Platte 23,892 24,722 -3.4%
10 Columbus 23,195 21,640 7.2%
11 Papillion 20,423 18,829 8.5%
12 La Vista 17,078 15,044 13.5%
13 Scottsbluff 14,737 14,841 -0.7%
14 South Sioux City 12,896 12,977 -0.6%
15 Beatrice 12,300 12,584 -2.3%
16 Chalco 10,952 10,732 2.0%
17 Lexington 10,097 10,111 -0.1%
18 Gering 8,254 8,271 -0.2%
19 Alliance 8,235 8,524 -3.4%
20 York 7,841 7,869 -0.4%
21 Blair 7,781 7,980 -2.5%
22 Mccook 7,587 7,729 -1.8%
23 Ralston 7,321 5,961 22.8%
24 Nebraska City 7,273 7,300 -0.4%
25 Seward 7,176 6,846 4.8%
26 Crete 7,043 6,801 3.6%
27 Sidney 6,572 6,748 -2.6%
28 Plattsmouth 6,448 6,599 -2.3%
29 Schuyler 6,284 5,931 6.0%
30 Chadron 5,591 5,812 -3.8%
31 Wayne 5,557 5,585 -0.5%
32 Holdrege 5,455 5,499 -0.8%
33 Offutt Afb 5,048 4,581 10.2%
34 Gretna 5,037 4,164 21.0%
35 Ogallala 4,536 4,748 -4.5%
36 Wahoo 4,502 4,418 1.9%
37 Aurora 4,497 4,429 1.5%
38 Falls City 4,156 4,340 -4.2%
39 Waverly 3,873 3,131 23.7%
40 Cozad 3,787 3,990 -5.1%
41 Fairbury 3,686 4,016 -8.2%
42 O'neill 3,615 3,657 -1.1%
43 Broken Bow 3,517 3,538 -0.6%
44 Gothenburg 3,489 3,573 -2.4%
45 Auburn 3,311 3,450 -4.0%
46 West Point 3,301 3,383 -2.4%
47 Central City 2,903 2,900 0.1%
48 David City 2,841 2,817 0.9%
49 Minden 2,808 2,516 11.6%
50 Valley 2,773 1,961 41.4%
51 Valentine 2,760 2,765 -0.2%
52 Kimball 2,578 2,597 -0.7%
53 Madison 2,561 2,688 -4.7%
54 Ashland 2,523 2,469 2.2%
55 Hickman 2,447 1,467 66.8%
56 Milford 2,363 2,241 5.4%
57 St. Paul 2,362 2,080 13.6%
58 Ord 2,310 2,208 4.6%
59 Gibbon 2,080 1,796 15.8%
60 Syracuse 2,076 1,810 14.7%
61 Geneva 2,071 2,071 0.0%
62 Dakota City 2,032 2,170 -6.4%
63 Pierce 2,013 2,105 -4.4%
64 Imperial 2,008 2,036 -1.4%
65 Superior 1,979 1,820 8.7%
66 Bennington 1,931 1,168 65.3%
67 Wilber 1,880 1,828 2.8%
68 Tekamah 1,802 1,522 18.4%
69 Mitchell 1,795 1,675 7.2%
70 Gordon 1,733 1,634 6.1%
71 Ainsworth 1,688 1,891 -10.7%
72 Bridgeport 1,686 1,792 -5.9%
73 Tecumseh 1,682 1,690 -0.5%
74 Hartington 1,645 1,782 -7.7%
75 Stanton 1,632 1,972 -17.2%
76 Hebron 1,630 1,534 6.3%
77 Neligh 1,622 1,672 -3.0%
78 Sutherland 1,607 1,165 37.9%
79 Woodland Park 1,588 1,407 12.9%
80 Oakland 1,556 1,362 14.2%
81 Wakefield 1,545 1,395 10.8%
82 Wymore 1,531 1,570 -2.5%
83 Arlington 1,513 1,487 1.7%
84 Sutton 1,503 1,468 2.4%
85 Albion 1,501 1,675 -10.4%
86 Springfield 1,466 1,343 9.2%
87 Atkinson 1,462 1,136 28.7%
88 Fullerton 1,446 1,525 -5.2%
89 Ravenna 1,439 1,213 18.6%
90 Wood River 1,420 1,481 -4.1%
91 Plainview 1,398 1,291 8.3%
92 Grant 1,345 1,226 9.7%
93 North Bend 1,340 1,241 8.0%
94 Arapahoe 1,333 1,128 18.2%
95 Alma 1,293 1,234 4.8%
96 Wisner 1,257 1,124 11.8%
97 Burwell 1,244 1,279 -2.7%
98 Ceresco 1,238 1,083 14.3%
99 Creighton 1,225 1,281 -4.4%
100 Battle Creek 1,215 984 23.5%
101 Pender 1,204 1,125 7.0%
102 Terrytown 1,195 912 31.0%
103 Louisville 1,184 1,286 -7.9%
104 Friend 1,176 941 25.0%
105 Cambridge 1,143 1,020 12.1%
106 Elm Creek 1,134 941 20.5%
107 Crawford 1,114 920 21.1%
108 Laurel 1,111 922 20.5%
109 Kenesaw 1,111 944 17.7%
110 Shelton 1,107 969 14.2%
111 Tilden 1,105 1,047 5.5%
112 Bennet 1,103 695 58.7%
113 Red Cloud 1,095 1,135 -3.5%
114 Harvard 1,086 967 12.3%
115 Stromsburg 1,082 1,214 -10.9%
116 Pawnee City 1,077 889 21.1%
117 Bayard 1,067 1,148 -7.1%
118 Genoa 1,065 901 18.2%
119 Franklin 1,031 1,192 -13.5%
120 Randolph 1,010 997 1.3%
121 Henderson 1,006 1,130 -11.0%

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