Nebraska is the nation’s sixteenth-largest state with more than 77,000 square miles, but we’re only the 37th most-populous one with approximately 1.9 million people. (It’s true—we’re home to far more cows than people!)

Omaha is our state’s heavyweight metropolis with an estimated population of nearly 450,000 people. Lincoln, the capital, weighs in at more than 277,000. Our two largest cities are both located on the eastern side of the state. Interstate 80 forms a horizontal corridor between Omaha and the Wyoming border and connects travelers to Lincoln, Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, Ogallala and Sidney. A vast network of state highways leads to cities like Scottsbluff, the largest city in our state’s panhandle, and Falls City, a small town of 7,800 in the state’s southeast corner.

Looking to learn more about Nebraska’s Cities? Click on the links below.

Need a little help navigating? Click here for information on Getting Around the Cornhusker State.