Cities & States

Douglas County
Population: 537,655
Lancaster County
Population: 298,080
Sarpy County
Population: 169,192
Hall County
Population: 60,792
Buffalo County
Population: 47,958
Dodge County
Population: 36,725
Scotts Bluff County
Population: 36,684
Lincoln County
Population: 35,896
Madison County
Population: 35,111
Platte County
Population: 32,642


State of Nebraska Demographics

Located in heart of the Midwest region, Nebraska is truly right-in-the-middle-of-it-all. The Cornhusker State has a diverse economic base of industry clusters in addition to its traditional agricultural and location strengths. Also driving Nebraska’s economy are rising financial and business administrative services, and the more technology‐based sectors of biosciences, renewable energy, R&D and engineering services, and software and computer services. (Source: Nebraska Department of Economic Development)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Nebraska for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The labor force of Nebraska declines slightly by 0.24 percent, and the labor force participation rate declined 0.7 percent, albeit to a still very healthy 68.7 percent. The unemployment rate remains very low, as it dropped a further 0.4 percent to 2.8 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Nebraska , as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Nebraska demographics

View more Nebraska demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Nebraska below. More employment information for the State of Nebraska and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing; and finance and insurance, respectively.

The largest employers in the state (as of December 2012) include the State of Nebraska (excluding University), University of Nebraska, Offutt Air Force Base, Wal-Mart, Alegent Health, Omaha Public Schools, Union Pacific Corp., Lincoln Public Schools, Tyson Foods, Inc., and First Data Corp. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
7.08% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Nebraska

Directory of Counties in Nebraska

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