Largest Counties in Nebraska

Rank County Population County Seat Established Area (km2) Density
1 Douglas County 537,245 Omaha 1854 857 626.89
2 Lancaster County 297,025 Lincoln 1855 2,173 136.69
3 Sarpy County 169,320 Papillion 1857 624 271.35
4 Hall County 60,709 Grand Island 1858 1,414 42.93
5 Buffalo County 47,882 Kearney 1855 2,507 19.1
6 Scotts Bluff County 36,837 Gering 1888 1,914 19.25
7 Dodge County 36,504 Fremont 1854 1,383 26.39
8 Lincoln County 36,040 North Platte 1860 6,641 5.43
9 Madison County 35,267 Madison 1856 1,484 23.76
10 Platte County 32,494 Columbus 1856 1,756 18.5
11 Adams County 31,599 Hastings 1867 1,458 21.67
12 Cass County 25,346 Plattsmouth 1854 1,448 17.5
13 Dawson County 24,196 Lexington 1860 2,624 9.22
14 Gage County 21,853 Beatrice 1855 2,214 9.87
15 Dakota County 20,936 Dakota City 1855 684 30.61
16 Saunders County 20,918 Wahoo 1856 1,953 10.71
17 Washington County 20,212 Blair 1854 1,010 20.01
18 Seward County 17,078 Seward 1855 1,489 11.47
19 Otoe County 15,741 Nebraska City 1854 1,595 9.87
20 Saline County 14,405 Wilber 1867 1,489 9.67
21 York County 13,872 York 1855 1,492 9.3
22 Box Butte County 11,294 Alliance 1887 2,784 4.06
23 Red Willow County 10,995 Mccook 1873 1,857 5.92
24 Custer County 10,781 Broken Bow 1877 6,672 1.62
25 Holt County 10,438 Oneill 1860 6,250 1.67
26 Colfax County 10,414 Schuyler 1869 1,070 9.73
27 Cheyenne County 10,080 Sidney 1867 3,098 3.25
28 Wayne County 9,400 Wayne 1867 1,150 8.17
29 Phelps County 9,202 Holdrege 1873 1,399 6.58
30 Hamilton County 9,101 Aurora 1867 1,409 6.46
31 Dawes County 9,077 Chadron 1885 3,616 2.51
32 Cuming County 8,985 West Point 1855 1,481 6.07
33 Cedar County 8,700 Hartington 1857 1,917 4.54
34 Knox County 8,554 Center 1857 2,870 2.98
35 Butler County 8,301 David City 1856 1,513 5.49
36 Keith County 8,119 Ogallala 1873 2,748 2.95
37 Richardson County 8,114 Falls City 1854 1,435 5.65
38 Merrick County 7,791 Central City 1858 1,256 6.2
39 Jefferson County 7,549 Fairbury 1856 1,484 5.09
40 Pierce County 7,499 Pierce 1856 1,487 5.04
41 Nemaha County 7,146 Auburn 1854 1,059 6.75
42 Thurston County 6,884 Pender 1889 1,020 6.75
43 Burt County 6,563 Tekamah 1854 1,277 5.14
44 Kearney County 6,537 Minden 1860 1,336 4.89
45 Antelope County 6,445 Neligh 1871 2,220 2.9
46 Clay County 6,381 Clay Center 1855 1,484 4.3
47 Howard County 6,344 Saint Paul 1871 1,476 4.3
48 Stanton County 6,122 Stanton 1855 1,114 5.5
49 Dixon County 5,840 Ponca 1856 1,233 4.74
50 Cherry County 5,777 Valentine 1883 15,439 0.37
51 Fillmore County 5,687 Geneva 1856 1,492 3.81
52 Boone County 5,377 Albion 1871 1,779 3.02
53 Polk County 5,264 Osceola 1856 1,137 4.63
54 Sheridan County 5,240 Rushville 1885 6,322 0.83
55 Thayer County 5,178 Hebron 1871 1,489 3.48
56 Johnson County 5,133 Tecumseh 1857 974 5.27
57 Morrill County 4,897 Bridgeport 1908 3,688 1.33
58 Furnas County 4,854 Beaver City 1873 1,860 2.61
59 Nuckolls County 4,402 Nelson 1860 1,489 2.96
60 Valley County 4,182 Ord 1871 1,471 2.84
61 Chase County 3,989 Imperial 1873 2,315 1.72
62 Kimball County 3,691 Kimball 1888 2,466 1.5
63 Webster County 3,677 Red Cloud 1867 1,489 2.47
64 Nance County 3,612 Fullerton 1879 1,142 3.16
65 Harlan County 3,502 Alma 1871 1,432 2.45
66 Sherman County 3,095 Loup City 1871 1,466 2.11
67 Franklin County 3,074 Franklin 1867 1,492 2.06
68 Brown County 2,915 Ainsworth 1883 3,162 0.92
69 Perkins County 2,910 Grant 1887 2,287 1.27
70 Hitchcock County 2,861 Trenton 1873 1,839 1.56
71 Frontier County 2,698 Stockville 1872 2,525 1.07
72 Pawnee County 2,698 Pawnee City 1855 1,119 2.41
73 Greeley County 2,483 Greeley 1871 1,476 1.68
74 Garfield County 2,024 Burwell 1884 1,476 1.37
75 Boyd County 2,021 Butte 1891 1,399 1.44
76 Dundy County 1,970 Benkelman 1873 2,383 0.83
77 Gosper County 1,961 Elwood 1873 1,186 1.65
78 Deuel County 1,926 Chappell 1888 1,140 1.69
79 Garden County 1,891 Oshkosh 1910 4,416 0.43
80 Sioux County 1,464 Harrison 1877 3,401 0.43
81 Rock County 1,400 Bassett 1885 2,611 0.54
82 Hayes County 965 Hayes Center 1877 1,847 0.52
83 Keya Paha County 779 Springview 1884 2,002 0.39
84 Logan County 752 Stapleton 1885 1,479 0.51
85 Banner County 748 Harrisburg 1888 1,932 0.39
86 Wheeler County 748 Bartlett 1877 1,489 0.5
87 Hooker County 727 Mullen 1889 1,867 0.39
88 Thomas County 688 Thedford 1887 1,847 0.37
89 Grant County 622 Hyannis 1887 2,010 0.31
90 Loup County 565 Taylor 1883 1,476 0.38
91 McPherson County 515 Tryon 1887 2,225 0.23
92 Blaine County 471 Brewster 1885 1,841 0.26
93 Arthur County 447 Arthur 1913 1,852 0.24

Largest Counties in Nebraska

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