Nebraska Population By County (2018)
Created on February 25, 2020.
Data Updated on May 9, 2021.

According to the US Census Bureau population estimates, there were 1,925,614 people living in Nebraska in 2018. Douglas County was the most populated county with 566,391 residents, followed by Lancaster County with 316,527 residents, and Sarpy County with 184,062 residents. Arthur County with a population of 462 was the least populated county in Nebraska in 2018.

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Nebraska Population By County (2018)
Table of Nebraska Population By County (2018)
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County Population % of State Population
Adams 31,514 1.64%
Antelope 6,308 0.33%
Arthur 462 0.02%
Banner 725 0.04%
Blaine 480 0.03%
Boone 5,241 0.27%
Box Butte 10,733 0.56%
Boyd 1,950 0.10%
Brown 2,967 0.15%
Buffalo 49,352 2.56%
Burt 6,486 0.34%
Butler 8,043 0.42%
Cass 26,189 1.36%
Cedar 8,453 0.44%
Chase 3,937 0.20%
Cherry 5,763 0.30%
Cheyenne 9,282 0.48%
Clay 6,202 0.32%
Colfax 10,734 0.56%
Cuming 8,935 0.46%
Custer 10,830 0.56%
Dakota 20,002 1.04%
Dawes 8,705 0.45%
Dawson 23,744 1.23%
Deuel 1,821 0.10%
Dixon 5,700 0.30%
Dodge 36,725 1.91%
Douglas 566,391 29.41%
Dundy 1,764 0.09%
Fillmore 5,535 0.29%
Franklin 3,013 0.16%
Frontier 2,600 0.14%
Furnas 4,701 0.24%
Gage 21,495 1.12%
Garden 1,890 0.10%
Garfield 1,974 0.10%
Gosper 1,996 0.10%
Grant 657 0.03%
Greeley 2,355 0.12%
Hall 61,286 3.18%
Hamilton 9,260 0.48%
Harlan 3,386 0.18%
Hayes 917 0.05%
Hitchcock 2,801 0.14%
Holt 10,148 0.53%
Hooker 676 0.04%
Howard 6,457 0.34%
Jefferson 7,098 0.37%
Johnson 5,115 0.27%
Kearney 6,539 0.34%
Keith 8,003 0.42%
Keya Paha 806 0.04%
Kimball 3,578 0.19%
Knox 8,405 0.44%
Lancaster 316,527 16.44%
Lincoln 35,148 1.83%
Logan 755 0.04%
Loup 617 0.03%
McPherson 490 0.03%
Madison 35,189 1.83%
Merrick 7,733 0.40%
Morrill 4,674 0.24%
Nance 3,506 0.18%
Nemaha 6,957 0.36%
Nuckolls 4,207 0.22%
Otoe 15,983 0.83%
Pawnee 2,623 0.14%
Perkins 2,902 0.15%
Phelps 9,006 0.47%
Pierce 7,145 0.37%
Platte 33,287 1.73%
Polk 5,240 0.27%
Red Willow 10,705 0.56%
Richardson 7,938 0.41%
Rock 1,351 0.07%
Saline 14,336 0.74%
Sarpy 184,062 9.56%
Saunders 21,274 1.11%
Scotts Bluff 35,925 1.87%
Seward 17,273 0.90%
Sheridan 5,189 0.27%
Sherman 3,044 0.16%
Sioux 1,186 0.06%
Stanton 5,970 0.31%
Thayer 5,039 0.26%
Thomas 714 0.04%
Thurston 7,274 0.38%
Valley 4,197 0.22%
Washington 20,617 1.07%
Wayne 9,318 0.48%
Webster 3,534 0.18%
Wheeler 802 0.04%
York 13,748 0.71%