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Cities and Towns

State of Nebraska

Nebraska, abbreviated "NE", is in the West North Central region of the U.S. Its capital is Lincoln. There were 1,893,921 people in Nebraska as per 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on March 1, 1867.

Please explore the cities and towns of Nebraska, below.

Top Nebraska College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Lincoln1341,611
2Omaha1347,736
3Fremont21,810
4Seward22,520
5Bellevue28,753
6Gering130
7Winnebago1141
8Papillion1146
9Macy1180
10Curtis1317
11York1462
12Crete11,069
13Hastings11,202
14Scottsbluff11,905
15North Platte12,221
16Peru12,349
17Chadron12,737
18Wayne13,292
19Norfolk15,086
20Grand Island16,082

Largest Nebraska Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Ainsworth1,731
Albion1,561
Alliance8,392
Amherst200
Arcadia350
Arnold673
Arthur133
Ashland2,430
Atkinson1,463
Ayr89
Barada9
Beatrice12,309
Beaver Crossing343
Belden106
Belgrade140
Bellevue53,040
Bellwood311
Benkelman973
Bennet997
Berwyn100

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,893,921
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+974,657
Age of the Population36.3

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,938
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,346
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,236

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,191
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone29%
Median Gross Rent$773
Median House Value$142,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.2%
Irish12.8%
English7.6%
Czech4.6%
Swedish4.1%
Polish3.5%
Italian2.7%
French Except Basque2.2%
Danishn2.2%
Norwegian1.9%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.3%
African0.9%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Arab0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Somali0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Agate Fossil Beds (Monument/Memorial)
301 River Road
Harrison, Nebraska 69346-2734
308-668-2211

Homestead (Monument/Memorial)
8523 W. State Highway 4
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
402-223-3514

Lewis & Clark (Trail)
Lewis & Clark NHT
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
402-661-1804

Missouri (Recreation Area)
HQ, Missouri National Recreational River
O'Neill, Nebraska 68763
402-336-3970

Niobrara (Recreation Area)
Headquarters
O'Neill, Nebraska 68763
402-336-3970

Scotts Bluff (Monument/Memorial)
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Gering, Nebraska 69341-0027
308-436-4340

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