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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 1,881,259 people in Nebraska as per 2017 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Omaha1747,508
2Lincoln1341,315
3Scottsbluff31,719
4Fremont21,729
5Bellevue29,002
6Gering137
7Papillion1124
8Winnebago1132
9Macy1175
10Curtis1342
11York1424
12Crete11,047
13Hastings11,246
14North Platte12,276
15Peru12,571
16Seward12,757
17Chadron12,977
18Wayne13,357
19Norfolk15,075
20Grand Island16,316

Largest Nebraska Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abie87
Adams561
Ainsworth1,736
Albion1,553
Alda581
Alexandria169
Allen325
Alliance8,469
Alma1,183
Alvo132
Amherst225
Anselmo191
Ansley408
Arapahoe989
Arcadia344
Arlington1,322
Arnold613
Arthur138
Ashland2,455
Ashton181

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,881,259
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+964,953
Age of the Population36.2

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30%
Median Earnings25+$35,831
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,176
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,224

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,207
% Above Poverty Level87.6%
% Below Poverty Level12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

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

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$745
Median House Value$137,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.3%
Irish13.1%
English7.8%
Czech4.7%
Swedish4.3%
Polish3.5%
Italian2.7%
French Except Basque2.3%
Danishn2.2%
Norwegian2%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.3%
African0.9%
Welsh0.6%
Russian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Sudanese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Somali0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, 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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