Nebraska, US

Nebraska: Nebraska, state of the United States of America. Nebraska is one of the fifty states that make up the United States of America alongside Washington DC. Lincoln and its most populated town, Omaha, are its capital. It is located in the country's midwest region, the Central Northwest division, bordering South Dakota on the north, the Missouri River on the east, separating it from Iowa and Missouri, Kansas on the south, Colorado on the southwest, and Wyoming on the west. It is the eighth least densely populated state, with 9.12 inhabitants / km², ahead of the least densely populated Idaho, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. On March 1, 1867, he was admitted to the Union as the 37th,


Nebraska is a state located in the Great Plains region of the central United States. It is bordered by South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Some key facts about Nebraska:

  • Capital: Lincoln
  • Population: Around 1.9 million
  • Area: 77,354 square miles (16th largest state)
  • Nickname: The Cornhusker State

Nebraska's geography consists primarily of grassy plains and farmland. The eastern part of the state is lush and hilly while the western portion is more arid with canyons and buttes. The Platte River flows through central Nebraska.

Agriculture has long been the bedrock of Nebraska's economy and culture. It is among the nation's leaders in cattle ranching and corn production. Other major industries include finance and insurance. Omaha is the largest city and home to Berkshire Hathaway.

The University of Nebraska, with campuses in Lincoln and Omaha, is the state's largest educational system. The state has a rich sports culture centered around Cornhusker football.

Nebraska has dramatic seasonal weather ranging from hot, humid summers to bitterly cold, snowy winters. Thunderstorms and tornadoes are common in the springtime.

Key sights include Chimney Rock, Carhenge, the Henry Doorly Zoo, and Scotts Bluff National Monument. Nebraska offers outdoor recreation at lakes and along the Platte River. The state also has a developing wine industry.

In summary, Nebraska is an agricultural powerhouse and quintessential Great Plains state known for rolling prairies, cornfields, college football, and an unpretentious Midwest sensibility. Its fertile soils and heartland culture make it a distinctively American place.

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Quick Facts about Nebraska

Population : 1,937,552
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Nebraska
Area : 200520 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.68%
Land as percent of area : 99.32%
Legislative body : Nebraska Legislature
Named for : Platte River
Official language : English
Altitude : 2,592 feet / 790 meters
Capital : Lincoln
Establishment : March 03, 1867 (157 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago, UTC−07:00
Local time : 02:28:46 (22nd May 2024)
Nebraska in United States locator map image
Nebraska in United States
Nebraska in United States locator map image


Nebraska is located at 41°30'1"N 99°45'2"W (41.5002800, -99.7506700). It has 6 neighbors: Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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The largest city of Nebraska is Omaha with a population of 478,393. Other cities include, Lincoln population 290,505, Bellevue population 53,270, Grand Island population 51,004 and Kearney population 34,235. See all Nebraska cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Nebraska (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Nebraska.

City Name Title County Population
Omaha The largest city in Nebraska and the center of the Omaha metropolitan area. Douglas 478,393
Lincoln The capital of Nebraska and the center of the Lincoln metropolitan area. Lancaster 290,505
Bellevue The most populous city in Sarpy County, Nebraska. Sarpy 53,270
Grand Island The most populous city in Hall County, Nebraska. Hall 51,004
Kearney City in and county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States Buffalo 34,235
Fremont Town in Nebraska, USA Dodge 26,227
Hastings County seat of Adams County, Nebraska, United States Adams 24,725
Norfolk City in Madison County, Nebraska, United States Madison 24,363
North Platte City in Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States Lincoln 23,202
Papillion City in and county seat of Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States Sarpy 20,293
La Vista City in Nebraska, United States Sarpy 17,020
Scottsbluff City in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States Scotts Bluff 14,373
South Sioux City City in Dakota County, Nebraska, United States Dakota 12,809
Beatrice City in Gage County, Nebraska, United States Gage 12,264
Chalco In Nebraska, USA Sarpy 10,994
Lexington City in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States Dawson 10,109

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Nebraska has 6 neighbours.

  • Kansas state of the United States of America
  • Missouri state of the United States of America
  • Iowa midwestern state in the United States
  • Colorado state of the United States of America
  • South Dakota state of the United States of America
  • Wyoming least populous state of the United States of America

  • Pawnee County
  • McPherson County
  • Scotts Bluff County
  • Nuckolls County
  • Dawes County
  • Cherry County
  • Chase County
  • Clay County
  • Hitchcock County
  • Cedar County
  • Howard County
  • Keya Paha County
  • Kimball County
  • Custer County
  • Blaine County
  • Dundy County
  • Frontier County
  • Lincoln County
  • Thomas County
  • Deuel County
  • Loup County
  • Franklin County
  • Phelps County
  • Thayer County
  • Lancaster County
  • Adams County
  • Hayes County
  • Cheyenne County
  • Keith County
  • Saunders County
  • Gage County
  • Madison County
  • Sarpy County
  • Nance County
  • Douglas County
  • Boone County
  • Nemaha County
  • Washington County
  • Dodge County
  • Furnas County
  • Thurston County
  • Arthur County
  • Antelope County
  • Dakota County
  • Wheeler County
  • Boyd County
  • Cass County
  • Box Butte County
  • Valley County
  • Morrill County
  • Butler County
  • Dawson County
  • Stanton County
  • Holt County
  • Sheridan County
  • Cuming County
  • Hooker County
  • Johnson County
  • Harlan County
  • Fillmore County
  • Greeley County
  • Platte County
  • Rock County
  • Knox County
  • Garden County
  • Webster County
  • Sioux County
  • Seward County
  • Dixon County
  • Pierce County
  • Red Willow County
  • Wayne County
  • Hamilton County
  • Buffalo County
  • Banner County
  • Polk County
  • Colfax County
  • York County
  • Logan County
  • Richardson County
  • Grant County
  • Brown County
  • Kearney County
  • Burt County
  • Saline County
  • Perkins County
  • Otoe County
  • Merrick County
  • Jefferson County
  • Sherman County
  • Hall County
  • Gosper County
  • Garfield County


Year Population % Change Method
1910 1,192,214 - census
1920 1,296,372 8.03% census
1930 1,377,963 5.92% census
1940 1,315,834 -4.72% census
1950 1,325,510 0.73% census
1960 1,411,330 6.08% census
1970 1,483,493 4.86% census
1980 1,569,825 5.5% census
1990 1,578,385 0.54% census
2000 1,711,263 7.76% census
2010 1,826,341 6.3% census
2011 1,840,672 0.78% estimation process
2012 1,853,303 0.68% estimation process
2013 1,865,279 0.64% estimation process
2014 1,879,321 0.75% estimation process
2015 1,891,277 0.63% estimation process
2016 1,905,616 0.75% estimation process
2017 1,915,947 0.54% estimation process
2018 1,925,614 0.5% estimation process
2019 1,934,408 0.45% estimation process
2020 1,937,552 0.16% estimation process

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People born in Nebraska (158)

People born in Nebraska, including children's writer Rainbow Rowell, actor Robert Taylor, humanitarian Maurice Pate, .


  • Fern Hobbs (American lawyer) she was born in 08/05/1883
  • John Theodore Buchholz (American botanist (1888-1951)) he was born in 14/07/1888
  • Guy Chamberlin (American football player and coach (1894-1967)) he was born in 16/01/1894
  • Victor Emanuel Anderson (American politician (1902-1962)) he was born in 30/03/1902
  • Tom Berry (Governor of South Dakota (1879-1951)) he was born in 23/04/1879
  • Kim Winona (actress) she was born in 10/10/1930
  • Jeri Southern (American singer) she was born in 05/08/1926
  • Susette LaFlesche Tibbles (Native American writer, lecturer, interpreter and artist) she was born in 01/01/1854
  • Edwin Sutherland (American criminologist) he was born in 13/08/1883
  • Ron Schmeits (President of the National Rifle Association)
  • Lucas Cruikshank (American actor) he was born in 29/08/1993
  • Junior Raglin (American musician) he was born in 16/03/1917
  • Boyd Senter (American musician and clarinetist) he was born in 30/11/1898
  • Charley Brock (American football player (1916-1987)) he was born in 15/03/1916
  • Willard J. Turnbull he was born in 01/01/1903
  • Francis La Flesche (Native American writer and anthropologist) he was born in 25/12/1857
  • Franklin Hansen (Sound engineer) he was born in 02/05/1897
  • Jerry Hahn (American musician) he was born in 21/09/1940

Nebraska Counties (more)

Douglas County
Douglas County

Douglas County, county in Oregon, United States

Lancaster County
Lancaster County

Lancaster County, county in Nebraska, United States

Sarpy County
Sarpy County

Sarpy County, county in Nebraska, United States

County Name Population
Douglas County 574,332
Lancaster County 320,650
Sarpy County 188,856
Hall County 61,028
Buffalo County 50,114
Dodge County 36,222
Scotts Bluff County 35,299
Madison County 34,813
Lincoln County 34,347
Platte County 33,364
Adams County 31,321
Cass County 26,232
Dawson County 23,510
Saunders County 21,927
Gage County 21,431
Washington County 20,901

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Where Is Nebraska Located
Where Is Nebraska Located
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Nebraska Cities And Towns
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Nebraska County Map
Nebraska Reference Map
Nebraska Reference Map
Nebraska Rivers And Lakes
Nebraska Rivers And Lakes
Nebraska Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Nebraska Plant Hardiness Zone Map