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Nebraska Cities by Population

Below are the 582 Nebraska cities sorted by population from 1 to 439 (there are some ties). The population data are from the 2021 Population Estimates Program and 2020 American Community Survey. You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

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Rank City Population
1 Omaha 487,300
2 Lincoln 292,657
3 Bellevue 63,737
4 Grand Island 52,335
5 Kearney 33,959
6 Fremont 27,373
7 Hastings 25,037
8 Norfolk 24,967
9 Columbus 24,123
10 Papillion 24,105
11 North Platte 22,978
12 La Vista 16,648
13 Scottsbluff 14,282
14 South Sioux City 13,814
15 Beatrice 12,209
16 Lexington 10,360
17 Chalco 10,092
18 Gering 8,435
19 York 8,133
20 Alliance 7,971
21 Blair 7,812
22 Seward 7,693
23 McCook 7,356
24 Nebraska City 7,202
25 Crete 7,179
26 Plattsmouth 6,620
27 Schuyler 6,502
28 Ralston 6,462
29 Sidney 6,439
30 Wayne 5,990
31 Holdrege 5,491
32 Offutt AFB 5,280
33 Chadron 5,229
34 Gretna 5,088
35 Wahoo 4,904
36 Ogallala 4,823
37 Aurora 4,646
38 Waverly 4,385
39 Falls City 4,074
40 Cozad 3,915
41 Fairbury 3,904
42 O'Neill 3,547
43 Auburn 3,478
44 West Point 3,473
45 Broken Bow 3,466
46 Gothenburg 3,421
47 Ashland 3,191
48 Minden 3,111
49 Valley 3,074
50 Central City 3,032
51 David City 3,029
52 Hickman 2,832
53 Valentine 2,613
54 St. Paul 2,394
55 Kimball 2,258
56 Madison 2,216
57 Geneva 2,146
58 Milford 2,145
59 Ord 2,108
60 Dakota City 2,058
61 Imperial 2,022
62 Bennington 2,000
63 Wilber 1,960
64 Syracuse 1,932
65 Gibbon 1,889
66 Pierce 1,832
67 Superior 1,798
68 Tecumseh 1,725
69 Tekamah 1,712
70 Albion 1,706
71 Ainsworth 1,615
72 Mitchell 1,526
73 Wakefield 1,524
74 Neligh 1,516
75 Springfield 1,509
76 Hartington 1,506
77 Gordon 1,498
78 Stanton 1,469
79 Bridgeport 1,463
80 Ravenna 1,439
81 Sutton 1,437
82 Woodland Park 1,418
83 Hebron 1,408
84 Yutan 1,389
85 Oakland 1,378
86 Wymore 1,362
87 Louisville 1,357
88 Arlington 1,309
89 Atkinson 1,298
90 Sutherland 1,274
91 Plainview 1,273
92 Fullerton 1,257
93 North Bend 1,248
94 Wisner 1,244
95 Grant 1,181
96 Battle Creek 1,168
97 Wood River 1,164
98 Creighton 1,154
99 Eagle 1,142
100 Stromsburg 1,134
101 Bayard 1,131
102 Fort Calhoun 1,113
103 Henderson 1,093
104 Burwell 1,091
105 Bennet 1,086
106 Cambridge 1,080
107 Terrytown 1,055
108 Pender 1,051
109 Shelton 1,050
110 Loup City 1,045
111 Weeping Water 1,041
112 Alma 1,022
113 TIE Bloomfield and Tilden 987
114 Elm Creek 986
115 TIE Arapahoe and Red Cloud 982
116 Laurel 968
117 Harvard 939
118 Ceresco 932
119 Franklin 931
120 Morrill 930
121 Macy 927
122 Waterloo 923
123 Kenesaw 913
124 Friend 908
125 Winnebago 905
126 Genoa 898
127 Ponca 894
128 Randolph 874
129 Osceola 863
130 Chappell 853
131 Pawnee City 850
132 Hooper 843
133 Humphrey 842
134 TIE Utica and Blue Hill 830
135 Emerson 824
136 Crawford 822
137 Scribner 814
138 Cairo 813
139 Rushville 812
140 Lyons 811
141 Benkelman 810
142 Curtis 805
143 Doniphan 800
144 Osmond 799
145 Oshkosh 792
146 Humboldt 788
147 Hemingford 767
148 Crofton 766
149 Axtell 749
150 Juniata 740
151 TIE St. Edward and Deshler 723
152 Clay Center 721
153 Minatare 720
154 Oxford 719
155 TIE Shelby and Elgin 712
156 Bertrand 704
157 Walthill 695
158 Elmwood 660
159 Firth 656
160 Hershey 645
161 Alda 643
162 Newman Grove 639
163 Peru 636
164 Beemer 631
165 Elwood 629
166 Mead 626
167 Clarkson 625
168 Adams 619
169 Cedar Bluffs 618
170 Greenwood 604
171 Fairmont 601
172 TIE Dodge and Valparaiso 599
173 Overton 595
174 Wausa 592
175 Arnold 591
176 Dorchester 588
177 Hay Springs 584
178 Callaway 558
179 Verdigre 556
180 Palmyra 553
181 Howells 552
182 Glenwood 541
183 Bassett 538
184 TIE Wauneta and Coleridge 533
185 Culbertson 529
186 Beaver City 522
187 Indianola 518
188 Homer 517
189 Exeter 514
190 Mullen 511
191 TIE De Witt and Paxton 507
192 Cortland 505
193 TIE Bancroft and Trenton 492
194 Sargent 490
195 Murray 489
196 Sterling 486
197 Stuart 482
198 Malcolm 475
199 Cedar Creek 470
200 McCool Junction 466
201 Ansley 461
202 Nelson 459
203 Palmer 441
204 TIE Hampton and Leigh 431
205 Edgar 425
206 Santee 420
207 Boys Town 414
208 Spalding 409
209 TIE Decatur and Bellwood 408
210 Walton 407
211 Giltner 404
212 TIE Greeley Center and Big Springs 402
213 Spencer 401
214 Eustis 397
215 Loomis 391
216 Duncan 387
217 Winside 383
218 TIE Brady and Cedar Rapids 382
219 Hildreth 381
220 Kennard 379
221 Lakeview 378
222 Ewing 377
223 TIE Inglewood and Beaver Crossing 370
224 Pleasanton 367
225 Niobrara 363
226 Orchard 362
227 Plymouth 359
228 Rising City 355
229 Allen 348
230 TIE Potter, Orleans, and Merna 345
231 Clarks 344
232 Shickley 343
233 Polk 342
234 Brainard 341
235 Platte Center 331
236 Petersburg 330
237 Fairfield 329
238 Wilcox 328
239 Brule 326
240 Cook 325
241 Phillips 321
242 Clearwater 320
243 Silver Creek 318
244 TIE Wallace and Lodgepole 314
245 TIE Johnson and Davenport 313
246 Stratton 309
247 Long Pine 304
248 Nickerson 302
249 Unadilla 295
250 Scotia 294
251 Prague 292
252 TIE Palisade and Waco 291
253 Dalton 289
254 Chambers 288
255 Monroe 287
256 TIE Hadar and Lindsay 285
257 Arcadia 284
258 TIE Blue Springs and Bradshaw 279
259 TIE Meadow Grove and Bruning 278
260 Dannebrog 277
261 TIE Hallam and Murdock 274
262 Oakdale 273
263 TIE Butte and Campbell 272
264 TIE Lawrence and St. Libory 271
265 Maywood 270
266 TIE Newcastle and Hoskins 269
267 TIE Glenvil and Bartley 266
268 TIE Diller and Clatonia 263
269 Chapman 261
270 Roseland 259
271 Stapleton 257
272 TIE Maxwell and Lyman 256
273 TIE North Loup and Odell 255
274 Riverdale 251
275 Weston 250
276 TIE Sumner and Herman 248
277 Snyder 247
278 Pilger 245
279 TIE Springview and Milligan 241
280 TIE Table Rock and Harrison 238
281 TIE Madrid and Marquette 237
282 TIE Panama and Staplehurst 233
283 Dwight 231
284 Uehling 230
285 Gresham 224
286 Hayes Center 223
287 Wolbach 222
288 TIE Chester, Western, and Litchfield 220
289 Yankee Hill 217
290 TIE Wynot and Pleasant Dale 215
291 Thedford 211
292 TIE Roca and Garland 208
293 Woodland Hills 206
294 TIE Benedict and Holbrook 204
295 Jackson 202
296 Talmage 201
297 Amherst 200
298 Bladen 199
299 TIE Craig, Union, and Elba 198
300 Trumbull 197
301 Guide Rock 196
302 Ashton 195
303 TIE Carroll, Ulysses, and Lynch 194
304 Dix 190
305 Holstein 187
306 TIE Denton and Gurley 186
307 Pickrell 184
308 Avoca 183
309 Howard City (Boelus) 182
310 TIE Farnam and Goehner 179
311 Lewellen 175
312 Funk 174
313 Creston 173
314 Nehawka 172
315 Manley 171
316 Douglas 170
317 TIE Page, Bee, and Cody 167
318 Dunbar 164
319 TIE Otoe and Hubbard 163
320 TIE Stamford and Verdon 162
321 TIE Ithaca and Shubert 161
322 Raymond 159
323 Rosalie 158
324 Daykin 157
325 Venango 156
326 Brunswick 154
327 Hyannis 153
328 TIE Mason City and Stella 148
329 Dawson 146
330 Haigler 143
331 TIE Alexandria, Rulo, Brownville, and Martell 142
332 Oconto 141
333 Taylor 140
334 Farwell 138
335 Sprague 137
336 La Platte 136
337 TIE Republican City and Max 134
338 TIE Washington and Fordyce 132
339 TIE Miller and Hordville 131
340 Arthur 130
341 TIE Upland and Davey 129
342 Henry 128
343 TIE Concord and Du Bois 124
344 Filley 122
345 TIE Ohiowa and Brock 121
346 Melia 120
347 Morse Bluff 119
348 Thurston 116
349 TIE Nemaha and Bushnell 115
350 Colon 114
351 TIE Bloomington and Alvo 113
352 TIE Sunol, Tobias, Melbeta, Endicott, Edison, and Loretto 112
353 TIE Belden and Leshara 111
354 Memphis 110
355 Bartlett 109
356 Octavia 108
357 TIE Anselmo and Grafton 107
358 Ruskin 106
359 Princeton 105
360 Lemoyne 104
361 Belgrade 103
362 TIE Overland and Atlanta 102
363 Elsie 100
364 TIE Inman, Jansen, Roscoe, and Broadwater 99
365 TIE Sarben and Bruno 98
366 South Bend 97
367 Bow Valley 96
368 Malmo 95
369 TIE Hardy and Linwood 93
370 TIE Cordova and Ericson 92
371 Carleton 91
372 TIE Barneston and St. Helena 90
373 Rockville 89
374 TIE Merriman and Naper 88
375 Naponee 87
376 TIE Ayr and Dunning 86
377 TIE Salem, Eddyville, and Byron 83
378 Rogers 81
379 TIE Fontanelle and Belmar 80
380 Heartwell 79
381 TIE Tryon, Dixon, and Martinsburg 78
382 TIE Martin and Burchard 77
383 Harrisburg 75
384 TIE Berwyn and Wilsonville 74
385 TIE Danbury, Swanton, Richland, Center, Virginia, and Prosser 73
386 Wellfleet 72
387 Crookston 71
388 Waterbury 70
389 TIE Wann, Newport, Comstock, and Bristow 69
390 TIE Kilgore and Elk Creek 67
391 TIE Abie and Cheney 66
392 TIE Halsey and McGrew 64
393 Hubbell 61
394 Maskell 60
395 TIE Hazard, Whitney, Smithfield, and Steinauer 59
396 TIE Riverton and Reynolds 58
397 Odessa 57
398 TIE Royal, Garrison, and Primrose 56
399 Oak 55
400 TIE Lewiston and Winnetoon 54
401 TIE Inavale, Burr, Harbine, and Emerald 53
402 TIE Elyria, Belvidere, and Tarnov 50
403 TIE Ong and Wood Lake 49
404 TIE Julian, Johnstown, and Crab Orchard 48
405 TIE Steele City and Lebanon 47
406 TIE Magnet and Emmet 46
407 TIE Archer, Thayer, and Venice 45
408 Deweese 43
409 TIE Foster and Champion 42
410 TIE Clinton, Surprise, and Verdel 40
411 King Lake 39
412 Lisco 38
413 McLean 37
414 TIE Norman, Berea, and Stockham 36
415 TIE Saronville and Lorton 35
416 TIE Strang, Liberty, Cushing, and Cornlea 34
417 Huntley 33
418 Gandy 32
419 TIE Keystone and Gilead 31
420 Hamlet 30
421 Cotesfield 29
422 Holmesville 27
423 TIE Moorefield, Lushton, and Beacon View 26
424 TIE Ragan, Bazile Mills, and Lamar 24
425 Obert 23
426 TIE Stockville and Nora 22
427 TIE Aten and Cowles 21
428 TIE Hendley, Winslow, Lorenzo, and Barada 20
429 TIE Preston, Linoma Beach, Seneca, Lindy, and Tamora 19
430 Nenzel 18
431 Agnew 17
432 Sholes 15
433 TIE Richfield and Poole 14
434 Anoka 12
435 Burton 11
436 Parks 9
437 TIE Willow Island, Brownlee, and Brewster 8
438 Enders 6
439 Gross 3

The table above displays the most recent population estimates data for all cities where data are available from the following datasets:

  • United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 17 March 2022. http://www.census.gov/.
  • United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2022. http://www.census.gov/.

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