Nebraska Counties by Population

The most populated counties in Nebraska are Douglas County with 589,540, Lancaster County at 326,716, Sarpy County with 199,886, Hall County at 62,197, and Buffalo County with 50,697. You can get the most current Census population data for all 93 Nebraska counties, sorted from the most populous counties in Nebraska to the least, according to the 2023 Population Estimates Program.

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Rank County Population
1 Douglas County 589,540
2 Lancaster County 326,716
3 Sarpy County 199,886
4 Hall County 62,197
5 Buffalo County 50,697
6 Dodge County 37,187
7 Scotts Bluff County 35,699
8 Madison County 35,627
9 Platte County 34,609
10 Lincoln County 33,365
11 Adams County 30,899
12 Cass County 27,446
13 Dawson County 24,085
14 Saunders County 23,463
15 Gage County 21,634
16 Dakota County 21,268
17 Washington County 21,152
18 Seward County 17,671
19 Otoe County 16,335
20 Saline County 14,555
21 York County 14,356
22 Box Butte County 10,692
23 Custer County 10,581
24 Colfax County 10,566
25 Red Willow County 10,457
26 Holt County 10,093
27 Wayne County 9,874
28 Cheyenne County 9,541
29 Hamilton County 9,537
30 Phelps County 9,057
31 Cuming County 8,918
32 Butler County 8,459
33 Knox County 8,298
34 Cedar County 8,262
35 Dawes County 8,133
36 Keith County 8,113
37 Merrick County 7,755
38 Richardson County 7,689
39 Pierce County 7,299
40 Nemaha County 7,076
41 Jefferson County 7,054
42 Kearney County 6,770
43 Burt County 6,727
44 Thurston County 6,557
45 Howard County 6,527
46 Antelope County 6,302
47 Clay County 6,116
48 Stanton County 5,856
49 Fillmore County 5,548
50 Cherry County 5,492
51 Dixon County 5,491
52 Boone County 5,310
53 Polk County 5,228
54 Johnson County 5,198
55 Sheridan County 4,928
56 Thayer County 4,829
57 Furnas County 4,556
58 Morrill County 4,504
59 Nuckolls County 4,095
60 Valley County 4,012
61 Chase County 3,724
62 Webster County 3,351
63 Kimball County 3,289
64 Nance County 3,274
65 Harlan County 3,045
66 Sherman County 2,983
67 Brown County 2,853
68 Franklin County 2,825
69 Perkins County 2,795
70 Frontier County 2,585
71 Hitchcock County 2,552
72 Pawnee County 2,512
73 Greeley County 2,219
74 Deuel County 1,871
75 Gosper County 1,847
76 Garden County 1,794
77 Garfield County 1,763
78 Boyd County 1,725
79 Dundy County 1,561
80 Rock County 1,271
81 Sioux County 1,154
82 Hayes County 846
83 Keya Paha County 805
84 Wheeler County 775
85 Hooker County 679
86 Thomas County 677
87 Banner County 674
88 Logan County 655
89 Loup County 592
90 Grant County 565
91 Blaine County 436
92 Arthur County 412
93 McPherson County 383

United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2023. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. March 2024. http://www.census.gov/.

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