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Nebraska Cities by Population

Below are the 580 Nebraska cities sorted by population from 1 to 433 (there are some ties). The population data are from the 2020 Census Redistricting dataset. If 2020 Census data are not available for a geography, then the population data are from the Census’ 2019 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 486,051
2 Lincoln 291,082
3 Bellevue 64,176
4 Grand Island 53,131
5 Kearney 33,790
6 Fremont 27,141
7 Hastings 25,152
8 Norfolk 24,955
9 Papillion 24,159
10 Columbus 24,028
11 North Platte 23,390
12 La Vista 16,746
13 Scottsbluff 14,436
14 South Sioux City 14,043
15 Beatrice 12,261
16 Chalco 11,064
17 Lexington 10,348
18 Gering 8,564
19 Alliance 8,151
20 York 8,066
21 Blair 7,790
22 Seward 7,643
23 McCook 7,446
24 Nebraska City 7,222
25 Crete 7,099
26 Schuyler 6,547
27 Plattsmouth 6,544
28 Ralston 6,494
29 Sidney 6,410
30 Wayne 5,973
31 Holdrege 5,515
32 Offutt AFB 5,363
33 Chadron 5,206
34 Gretna 5,083
35 Ogallala 4,878
36 Wahoo 4,818
37 Aurora 4,678
38 Waverly 4,279
39 Falls City 4,133
40 Cozad 3,988
41 Fairbury 3,970
42 O'Neill 3,581
43 Broken Bow 3,506
44 West Point 3,500
45 Gothenburg 3,478
46 Auburn 3,470
47 Minden 3,118
48 Ashland 3,086
49 Central City 3,039
50 Valley 3,037
51 David City 2,995
52 Valentine 2,633
53 Hickman 2,607
54 St. Paul 2,416
55 Kimball 2,290
56 Madison 2,283
57 Milford 2,155
58 Geneva 2,136
59 Ord 2,113
60 Dakota City 2,081
61 Imperial 2,068
62 Bennington 2,026
63 Syracuse 1,941
64 Wilber 1,937
65 Gibbon 1,878
66 Pierce 1,845
67 Woodland Park 1,830
68 Superior 1,825
69 Tekamah 1,714
70 Albion 1,699
71 Tecumseh 1,694
72 Ainsworth 1,616
73 Mitchell 1,548
74 Neligh 1,536
75 Wakefield 1,522
76 Stanton 1,520
77 Hartington 1,517
78 Gordon 1,504
79 Springfield 1,501
80 Hebron 1,458
81 Bridgeport 1,454
82 Sutton 1,447
83 Ravenna 1,441
84 Wymore 1,377
85 Oakland 1,369
86 Yutan 1,347
87 Louisville 1,319
88 Sutherland 1,313
89 Atkinson 1,306
90 Arlington 1,300
91 Plainview 1,282
92 North Bend 1,279
93 Fullerton 1,244
94 Wisner 1,239
95 Grant 1,197
96 Battle Creek 1,194
97 Wood River 1,172
98 Creighton 1,147
99 Stromsburg 1,143
100 Bayard 1,140
101 Pender 1,115
102 Fort Calhoun 1,108
103 Burwell 1,087
104 Bennet 1,082
105 Henderson 1,080
106 Cambridge 1,071
107 Eagle 1,065
108 Terrytown 1,057
109 Loup City 1,053
110 Macy 1,045
111 Alma 1,043
112 Shelton 1,034
113 Weeping Water 1,029
114 Arapahoe 1,002
115 Tilden 992
116 Bloomfield 986
117 Elm Creek 979
118 Laurel 972
119 Red Cloud 962
120 Friend 954
121 Harvard 951
122 Franklin 941
123 Waterloo 935
124 Morrill 934
125 TIE Ceresco and Kenesaw 919
126 Winnebago 916
127 Ponca 907
128 Genoa 894
129 Randolph 879
130 Osceola 875
131 Pawnee City 865
132 TIE Hooper and Humphrey 857
133 Chappell 844
134 Scribner 843
135 TIE Crawford, Utica, and Emerson 840
136 Lyons 824
137 Cairo 822
138 Benkelman 821
139 Rushville 816
140 TIE Oshkosh and Doniphan 809
141 Curtis 806
142 Blue Hill 805
143 Humboldt 800
144 Osmond 794
145 Hemingford 787
146 Crofton 756
147 Deshler 752
148 Juniata 748
149 Clay Center 735
150 Axtell 732
151 St. Edward 725
152 Oxford 718
153 Elgin 717
154 Minatare 715
155 Shelby 710
156 Bertrand 709
157 Walthill 682
158 Newman Grove 667
159 Elwood 658
160 Elmwood 654
161 TIE Firth and Hershey 649
162 Peru 648
163 Alda 647
164 Clarkson 641
165 Mead 617
166 Cedar Bluffs 615
167 TIE Beemer and Dodge 611
168 Dorchester 610
169 Overton 607
170 Adams 604
171 Hay Springs 599
172 TIE Greenwood and Valparaiso 595
173 TIE Wausa, Fairmont, and Arnold 592
174 Callaway 563
175 Howells 561
176 Verdigre 554
177 Wauneta 549
178 Bassett 538
179 TIE Coleridge and Beaver City 537
180 TIE Palmyra and Culbertson 534
181 Homer 532
182 De Witt 530
183 Indianola 524
184 Exeter 523
185 TIE Paxton and Trenton 516
186 Cortland 504
187 Glenwood 503
188 TIE Sargent and Mullen 500
189 Bancroft 496
190 Stuart 486
191 TIE Sterling and Murray 480
192 Cedar Creek 465
193 Ansley 459
194 Malcolm 457
195 Nelson 456
196 McCool Junction 453
197 Palmer 439
198 Leigh 435
199 Hampton 432
200 Edgar 428
201 Santee 424
202 TIE Boys Town and Decatur 410
203 TIE Spencer and Spalding 408
204 Bellwood 407
205 Giltner 406
206 Greeley Center 402
207 Big Springs 394
208 Duncan 392
209 Loomis 391
210 Eustis 389
211 Brady 383
212 Cedar Rapids 382
213 Kennard 381
214 Inglewood 380
215 Winside 379
216 Lakeview 378
217 Hildreth 377
218 Beaver Crossing 375
219 Ewing 373
220 Niobrara 365
221 Plymouth 364
222 Orchard 363
223 Pleasanton 361
224 Rising City 356
225 Allen 355
226 Walton 351
227 Shickley 347
228 Polk 346
229 Clarks 344
230 Merna 343
231 Potter 342
232 Orleans 341
233 Brainard 336
234 Platte Center 333
235 Petersburg 332
236 Brule 331
237 TIE Fairfield and Wilcox 330
238 TIE Silver Creek, Clearwater, and Phillips 320
239 TIE Davenport and Cook 319
240 Wallace 318
241 TIE Nickerson and Lodgepole 312
242 Stratton 310
243 Johnson 309
244 Long Pine 305
245 Scotia 301
246 TIE Unadilla, Waco, and Monroe 296
247 Palisade 294
248 Prague 291
249 Chambers 288
250 Meadow Grove 287
251 TIE Yankee Hill and Butte 286
252 Dalton 284
253 TIE Arcadia and Lindsay 283
254 Blue Springs 282
255 Bruning 281
256 Hadar 280
257 Oakdale 276
258 TIE Bradshaw and Dannebrog 273
259 TIE Campbell, Lawrence, and Newcastle 272
260 TIE Murdock and Bartley 270
261 Hallam 268
262 Stapleton 267
263 TIE Hoskins, Clatonia, and Roseland 263
264 Maywood 262
265 TIE Odell, Chapman, and Glenvil 260
266 Lyman 259
267 Maxwell 257
268 TIE North Loup and Snyder 254
269 Sumner 252
270 Weston 250
271 TIE Riverdale, Herman, and Diller 247
272 Milligan 244
273 Madrid 242
274 TIE St. Libory and Uehling 241
275 Pilger 240
276 Harrison 239
277 Springview 238
278 TIE Staplehurst and Marquette 236
279 Panama 235
280 Table Rock 233
281 Woodland Hills 232
282 Dwight 229
283 Western 227
284 TIE Hayes Center, Wolbach, and Chester 224
285 Litchfield 220
286 Gresham 219
287 Pleasant Dale 218
288 Wynot 216
289 Garland 210
290 Thedford 208
291 Jackson 207
292 Bladen 205
293 Benedict 203
294 TIE Craig and Overland 202
295 TIE Roca, Holbrook, and Amherst 201
296 TIE Belmar and Guide Rock 199
297 TIE Talmage and Ashton 198
298 Ulysses 196
299 Union 195
300 TIE Trumbull and Lynch 194
301 Elba 192
302 TIE Holstein and Carroll 191
303 Denton 189
304 TIE Gurley and Dix 187
305 Pickrell 186
306 Farnam 182
307 TIE Goehner, Creston, and Howard City (Boelus) 181
308 Avoca 178
309 TIE Lewellen and Funk 175
310 Nehawka 173
311 Bee 171
312 Cody 168
313 Manley 167
314 TIE Douglas and Page 166
315 TIE Hyannis and Dunbar 165
316 Verdon 164
317 Shubert 163
318 Otoe 161
319 Ithaca 160
320 TIE Raymond and Rosalie 159
321 Stamford 158
322 Venango 157
323 TIE Hubbard and Daykin 153
324 Brunswick 152
325 Mason City 151
326 TIE Alexandria and Dawson 148
327 TIE Stella, Rulo, and Haigler 145
328 Taylor 141
329 Brownville 139
330 TIE Oconto and Farwell 138
331 Sprague 136
332 Davey 135
333 TIE Republican City, Aten, and Fordyce 134
334 Odessa 132
335 Hordville 131
336 TIE Miller and Washington 129
337 Arthur 128
338 Concord 126
339 TIE Upland and Henry 125
340 Filley 124
341 Brock 123
342 Du Bois 122
343 Ohiowa 120
344 Morse Bluff 117
345 Thurston 116
346 TIE Champion, Bushnell, and Alvo 115
347 TIE King Lake, Nemaha, and Tobias 114
348 TIE Belden and Endicott 113
349 Edison 111
350 Bloomington 110
351 TIE Bartlett and Memphis 109
352 TIE Anselmo, Melbeta, and Leshara 108
353 TIE Colon, Octavia, and Tryon 107
354 TIE Atlanta and Grafton 106
355 Ruskin 105
356 Belgrade 103
357 TIE Wann and Elsie 102
358 Jansen 101
359 Harrisburg 99
360 Hardy 97
361 TIE Broadwater, Inman, Bruno, and Bow Valley 95
362 TIE Linwood and Malmo 94
363 TIE South Bend, Carleton, and Cordova 92
364 Barneston 90
365 TIE St. Helena, Ericson, Rockville, and Naper 89
366 Eddyville 88
367 Merriman 87
368 TIE Naponee, Byron, Salem, and Ayr 83
369 TIE Rogers and Swanton 82
370 Heartwell 81
371 TIE Dunning and Danbury 80
372 Center 79
373 Martinsburg 78
374 Dixon 77
375 TIE Prosser, Martin, and Burchard 76
376 TIE Venice, Berwyn, McGrew, and Wilsonville 75
377 Virginia 74
378 Keystone 73
379 TIE Waterbury and Wellfleet 72
380 Crookston 71
381 TIE Richland and Bristow 70
382 Elk Creek 69
383 TIE Archer, Halsey, Lisco, Comstock, and Newport 68
384 Fontanelle 67
385 Inavale 66
386 Abie 65
387 TIE Hubbell and Kilgore 63
388 Whitney 62
389 TIE Smithfield and Holmesville 60
390 Steinauer 59
391 TIE Maskell, Royal, and Inland 58
392 TIE Reynolds, Sunol, Riverton, and Hazard 57
393 Harbine 56
394 TIE Garrison, Lewiston, and Primrose 55
395 TIE Oak and Winnetoon 54
396 TIE Burr and Tarnov 52
397 Belvidere 51
398 TIE Loretto, La Platte, Max, and Elyria 50
399 TIE Seneca, Ong, and Berea 49
400 Johnstown 47
401 TIE Wood Lake, Emmet, Julian, Lebanon, and Crab Orchard 46
402 TIE Roscoe, Lemoyne, Thayer, Steele City, and Tamora 44
403 Magnet 43
404 TIE Foster, Richfield, and Deweese 42
405 TIE Clinton and Verdel 38
406 TIE Cushing, Enders, Liberty, and Surprise 37
407 Lorenzo 36
408 TIE Saronville and Lorton 35
409 Gandy 34
410 TIE McLean, Huntley, and Cornlea 33
411 TIE Norman and Stockham 32
412 TIE Sarben and Westerville 31
413 TIE Gilead and Strang 30
414 Cotesfield 29
415 TIE Lamar and Lushton 28
416 TIE Hamlet and Moorefield 27
417 Bazile Mills 26
418 TIE Stockville and Willow Island 25
419 TIE Poole, Ragan, and Obert 22
420 TIE Nora, Cowles, and Barada 21
421 Hendley 20
422 TIE Winslow and Preston 19
423 Raeville 18
424 Nenzel 17
425 Sholes 16
426 Ames 14
427 TIE Lindy and Brownlee 13
428 TIE Brewster and Parks 12
429 Burton 11
430 Anoka 10
431 White Clay 8
432 Gross 3
433 Monowi 2

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, 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 10 December 2020. http://www.census.gov/.
  • United States Census Bureau. "P2 Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race." 2020 Census State Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File. U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 Census. Web. 12 August 2021. https://www.census.gov/.

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