NEBRASKA URBAN POPULATION TOTALS BY COUNTY
Nebraska - Selected Census Years                              
  1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
  Total  Urban  Percent Total  Urban  Percent Total  Urban  Percent Total  Urban  Percent Total  Urban  Percent Total  Urban  Percent
County Population Population Urban Population Population Urban Population Population Urban Population Population Urban Population Population Urban Population Population Urban
Adams 28,944 21,412 74.0% 30,553 23,580 77.2% 30,656 23,045 75.2% 29,625 22,837 77.1% 31,151 24,131 77.5% 31,364 24,312 77.5%
Antelope 10,176 - - 9,047 - - 8,675 - - 7,965 - - 7,452 - - 6,685 0 0
Arthur 680 - - 606 - - 513 - - 462 - - 444 - - 460 0 0
Banner 1,269 - - 1,034 - - 918 - - 852 - - 819 - - 690 0 0
Blaine 1,016 - - 847 - - 867 - - 675 - - 583 - - 478 0 0
Boone 9,134 - - 8,190 - - 7,391 - - 6,667 - - 6,259 - - 5,505 0 0
Box Butte 11,688 7,845 67.1% 10,094 6,862 68.0% 13,696 9,869 72.1% 13,130 9,765 74.4% 12,158 8,921 73.4% 11,308 8,486 75.0%
Boyd 4,513 - - 3,752 - - 3,331 - - 2,835 - - 2,438 - - 2,099 0 0
Brown 4,436 - - 4,021 - - 4,377 - - 3,657 - - 3,525 - - 3,145 0 0
Buffalo 26,236 14,210 54.2% 31,222 19,181 61.4% 34,797 21,158 60.8% 37,447 24,396 65.1% 42,259 27,111 64.2% 46,102 31,229 67.7%
Burt 10,192 - - 9,247 - - 8,813 - - 7,868 - - 7,791 - - 6,858 0 0
Butler 10,312 - - 9,461 - - 9,330 2,514 26.9% 8,601 2,522 29.3% 8,767 2,586 29.5% 8,395 2,879 34.3%
Cass 17,821 6,244 35.0% 18,076 6,371 35.2% 20,297 6,295 31.0% 21,318 6,412 30.1% 24,334 7,149 29.4% 25,241 6,826 27.0%
Cedar 13,368 - - 12,192 - - 11,375 - - 10,131 - - 9,615 - - 8,852 0 0
Chase 4,317 - - 4,129 - - 4,758 - - 4,381 - - 4,068 - - 3,966 0 0
Cherry 8,218 2,875 35.0% 6,846 2,662 38.9% 6,758 2,829 41.9% 6,307 2,826 44.8% 6,148 2,709 44.1% 5,713 2,713 47.5%
Cheyenne 14,828 8,004 54.0% 10,778 6,403 59.4% 10,057 6,010 59.8% 9,494 5,959 62.8% 9,830 6,114 62.2% 9,998 6,373 63.7%
Clay 8,717 - - 8,266 - - 8,106 - - 7,123 - - 7,039 - - 6,542 0 0
Colfax 9,595 3,096 32.3% 9,498 3,597 37.9% 9,890 4,151 42.0% 9,139 4,052 44.3% 10,441 5,270 50.5% 10,515 6,255 59.5%
Cuming 12,435 2,921 23.5% 12,034 3,385 28.1% 11,664 3,609 30.9% 10,117 3,250 32.1% 10,203 3,288 32.2% 9,139 3,180 34.8%
Custer 16,517 3,482 21.1% 14,092 3,734 26.5% 13,877 3,979 28.7% 12,270 3,778 30.8% 11,793 3,547 30.1% 10,939 3,537 32.3%
Dakota 12,168 7,200 59.2% 13,137 7,920 60.3% 16,573 10,335 62.4% 16,742 10,915 65.2% 20,253 15,888 78.4% 21,006 16,576 78.9%
Dawes 9,536 5,079 53.3% 9,761 5,853 60.0% 9,609 5,933 61.7% 9,021 5,588 61.9% 9,060 5,423 59.9% 9,182 5,515 60.1%
Dawson 19,405 11,806 60.8% 19,771 12,991 65.7% 22,304 14,972 67.1% 19,940 13,656 68.5% 24,365 17,803 73.1% 24,326 17,842 73.3%
Deuel 3,125 - - 2,717 - - 2,462 - - 2,237 - - 2,098 - - 1,941 0 0
Dixon 8,106 - - 7,453 - - 7,137 - - 6,143 - - 6,339 - - 6,000 0 0
Dodge 32,471 19,698 60.7% 34,782 22,962 66.0% 35,847 23,979 66.9% 34,500 23,680 68.6% 36,160 25,769 71.3% 36,691 27,471 74.9%
Douglas 343,490 323,736 94.2% 389,455 373,160 95.8% 397,038 377,639 95.1% 416,444 398,436 95.7% 463,585 452,245 97.6% 517,110 505,886 97.8%
Dundy 3,570 - - 2,926 - - 2,861 - - 2,582 - - 2,292 - - 2,008 0 0
Fillmore 9,425 - - 8,137 - - 7,920 - - 7,103 - - 6,634 - - 5,890 0 0
Franklin 5,449 - - 4,566 - - 4,377 - - 3,938 - - 3,574 - - 3,225 0 0
Frontier 4,311 - - 3,982 - - 3,647 - - 3,101 - - 3,099 - - 2,756 0 0
Furnas 7,711 - - 6,897 - - 6,486 - - 5,553 - - 5,324 - - 4,959 0 0
Gage 26,818 12,132 45.2% 25,731 12,389 48.1% 24,456 12,891 52.7% 22,794 12,354 54.2% 22,993 12,894 56.1% 22,311 12,405 55.6%
Garden 3,472 - - 2,929 - - 2,802 - - 2,460 - - 2,292 - - 2,057 0 0
Garfield 2,699 - - 2,411 - - 2,363 - - 2,141 - - 1,902 - - 2,049 0 0
Gosper 2,489 - - 2,178 - - 2,140 - - 1,928 - - 2,143 - - 2,044 0 0
Grant 1,009 - - 1,019 - - 877 - - 769 - - 747 - - 614 0 0
Greeley 4,595 - - 4,000 - - 3,462 - - 3,006 - - 2,714 - - 2,538 0 0
Hall 35,757 25,742 72.0% 42,851 31,269 73.0% 47,690 33,180 69.6% 48,925 39,386 80.5% 53,534 45,064 84.2% 58,607 50,036 85.4%
Hamilton 8,714 2,576 29.6% 8,867 3,180 35.9% 9,301 3,717 40.0% 8,862 3,810 43.0% 9,403 4,233 45.0% 9,124 4,466 48.9%
Harlan 5,081 - - 4,357 - - 4,292 - - 3,810 - - 3,786 - - 3,423 0 0
Hayes 1,919 - - 1,530 - - 1,356 - - 1,222 - - 1,068 - - 967 0 0
Hitchcock 4,829 - - 4,051 - - 4,079 - - 3,750 - - 3,111 - - 2,908 0 0
Holt 13,722 3,181 23.2% 12,933 3,753 29.0% 13,552 4,049 29.9% 12,599 3,852 30.6% 11,551 3,542 30.7% 10,435 3,682 35.3%
Hooker 1,130 - - 939 - - 990 - - 793 - - 783 - - 736 0 0
Howard 6,541 - - 6,807 - - 6,773 - - 6,057 - - 6,567 - - 6,274 0 0
Jefferson 11,620 5,572 48.0% 10,436 5,265 50.5% 9,817 4,885 49.8% 8,759 4,335 49.5% 8,333 4,299 51.6% 7,547 3,912 51.8%
Johnson 6,281 - - 5,743 - - 5,285 - - 4,673 - - 4,488 - - 5,217 0 0
Kearney 6,580 - - 6,707 2,669 39.8% 7,053 2,939 41.7% 6,629 2,749 41.5% 6,882 2,885 41.9% 6,489 2,949 45.4%
Keith 7,958 4,250 53.4% 8,487 4,976 58.6% 9,364 5,638 60.2% 8,584 5,095 59.4% 8,875 4,581 51.6% 8,368 4,424 52.9%
Keya Paha 1,672 - - 1,340 - - 1,301 - - 1,029 - - 983 - - 824 0 0
Kimball 7,975 4,384 55.0% 6,009 3,680 61.2% 4,882 3,120 63.9% 4,108 2,574 62.7% 4,089 2,559 62.6% 3,821 0 0
Knox 13,300 - - 11,723 - - 11,457 - - 9,534 - - 9,374 - - 8,701 0 0
Lancaster 155,272 136,220 87.7% 167,972 153,443 91.4% 192,884 173,550 90.0% 213,641 192,558 90.1% 250,291 226,460 90.5% 285,407 261,852 91.7%
Lincoln 28,491 17,184 60.3% 29,538 19,447 65.8% 36,455 24,479 67.1% 32,508 22,605 69.5% 34,632 24,068 69.5% 36,288 25,213 69.5%
Logan 1,108 - - 991 - - 983 - - 878 - - 774 - - 763 0 0
Loup 1,097 - - 854 - - 859 - - 683 - - 712 - - 632 0 0
McPherson 735 - - 623 - - 593 - - 546 - - 533 - - 539 0 0
Madison 25,145 13,111 52.1% 27,402 16,607 60.6% 31,382 19,449 62.0% 32,655 21,476 65.8% 35,226 24,540 69.7% 34,876 25,144 72.1%
Merrick 8,363 - - 8,751 2,803 32.0% 8,945 3,083 34.5% 8,049 2,868 35.6% 8,204 3,293 40.1% 7,845 3,225 41.1%
Morrill 7,057 - - 5,813 - - 6,085 - - 5,423 - - 5,440 - - 5,042 0 0
Nance 5,635 - - 5,142 - - 4,740 - - 4,275 - - 4,038 - - 3,735 0 0
Nemaha 9,099 3,229 35.5% 8,976 3,650 40.7% 8,367 3,482 41.6% 7,980 3,443 43.1% 7,576 3,517 46.4% 7,248 3,474 47.9%
Nuckolls 8,217 2,935 35.7% 7,404 2,779 37.5% 6,726 2,502 37.2% 5,786 - - 5,057 - - 4,500 0 0
Otoe 16,503 7,252 43.9% 15,576 7,441 47.8% 15,183 7,127 46.9% 14,252 6,547 45.9% 15,396 7,059 45.8% 15,740 7,066 44.9%
Pawnee 5,356 - - 4,473 - - 3,937 - - 3,317 - - 3,087 - - 2,773 0 0
Perkins 4,189 - - 3,423 - - 3,637 - - 3,367 - - 3,200 - - 2,970 0 0
Phelps 9,800 5,226 53.3% 9,553 5,635 59.0% 9,769 5,624 57.6% 9,715 5,671 58.4% 9,747 5,674 58.2% 9,188 5,340 58.1%
Pierce 8,722 - - 8,493 - - 8,481 - - 7,827 - - 7,857 - - 7,266 0 0
Platte 23,992 12,476 52.0% 26,508 15,471 58.4% 28,852 17,328 60.1% 29,820 19,480 65.3% 31,662 21,046 66.5% 32,237 22,106 68.6%
Polk 7,210 - - 6,468 - - 6,320 - - 5,668 - - 5,639 - - 5,406 0 0
Red Willow 12,940 8,301 64.1% 12,191 8,285 68.0% 12,615 8,404 66.6% 11,705 8,112 69.3% 11,448 7,868 68.7% 11,055 7,563 68.4%
Richardson 13,903 5,598 40.3% 12,277 5,444 44.3% 11,315 5,374 47.5% 9,937 4,769 48.0% 9,531 4,428 46.5% 8,363 4,133 49.4%
Rock 2,554 - - 2,231 - - 2,383 - - 2,019 - - 1,756 - - 1,526 0 0
Saline 12,542 3,546 28.3% 12,809 4,444 34.7% 13,131 4,872 37.1% 12,715 4,841 38.1% 13,843 5,883 42.5% 14,200 6,948 48.9%
Sarpy 31,281 14,429 46.1% 63,696 53,769 84.4% 86,015 72,626 84.4% 102,583 88,529 86.3% 122,595 113,638 92.7% 158,840 150,463 94.7%
Saunders 17,270 3,610 20.9% 17,018 3,835 22.5% 18,716 3,555 19.0% 18,285 3,681 20.1% 19,830 3,945 19.9% 20,780 6,964 33.5%
Scotts Bluff 33,809 17,962 53.1% 36,432 20,146 55.3% 38,344 21,916 57.2% 36,025 21,657 60.1% 36,951 24,591 66.6% 36,970 25,946 70.2%
Seward 13,581 4,208 31.0% 14,460 5,294 36.6% 15,789 5,713 36.2% 15,450 5,634 36.5% 16,496 6,333 38.4% 16,750 6,636 39.6%
Sheridan 9,049 - - 7,285 - - 7,544 - - 6,750 - - 6,198 - - 5,469 0 0
Sherman 5,382 - - 4,725 - - 4,226 - - 3,718 - - 3,318 - - 3,152 0 0
Sioux 2,575 - - 2,034 - - 1,845 - - 1,549 - - 1,475 - - 1,311 0 0
Stanton 5,783 - - 5,758 - - 6,549 - - 6,244 - - 6,455 1,578 24.4% 6,129 1,625 26.5%
Thayer 9,118 - - 7,779 - - 7,582 - - 6,635 - - 6,055 - - 5,228 0 0
Thomas 1,078 - - 954 - - 973 - - 851 - - 729 - - 647 0 0
Thurston 7,237 - - 6,942 - - 7,186 - - 6,936 - - 7,171 - - 6,940 0 0
Valley 6,590 - - 5,783 - - 5,633 2,658 47.2% 5,169 - - 4,647 - - 4,260 0 0
Washington 12,103 4,931 40.7% 13,310 6,106 45.9% 15,508 6,418 41.4% 16,607 6,860 41.3% 18,780 7,357 39.2% 20,234 7,844 38.8%
Wayne 9,959 4,217 42.3% 10,400 5,379 51.7% 9,858 5,240 53.2% 9,364 5,142 54.9% 9,851 5,527 56.1% 9,595 5,557 57.9%
Webster 6,224 - - 5,396 - - 4,858 - - 4,279 - - 4,061 - - 3,812 0 0
Wheeler 1,297 - - 1,051 - - 1,060 - - 948 - - 886 - - 818 0 0
0 13,724 6,173 45.0% 13,685 6,778 49.5% 14,798 7,723 52.2% 14,428 7,884 54.6% 14,598 7,890 54.0% 13,665 7,633 55.9%
Nebraska 1,411,330 766,053 54.3% 1,485,333 913,480 61.5% 1,569,825 987,420 62.9% 1,578,417 1,043,334 66.1% 1,711,623 1,192,706 69.7% 1,826,341 1,335,686 73.1%
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010 Census, 2017                        
Last Updated: 12/26/2017
by Nebraska Databook
email: mike.lundeen@nebraska.gov