Cities in Nebraska

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This page contains a list of cities in Nebraska, and other information about local governments.

Nebraska allows municipal charter cities. There are 93 total counties in Nebraska. All 93 counties are subject to General law.[1]

There are 530 total municipalities in Nebraska. Of those 530, 528 of them are General law municipalities while the remaining 2 are Charter/Home rule cities.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Nebraska consists of:

  • 530 city governments.
  • 419 town governments.
  • 93 county governments.
  • In addition, there are 1,267 special districts and 272 independent school districts.[2]

City classifications:

Cities in Nebraska may be classified as:

  • Charter city: of which there are 2 (Omaha and Lincoln)
  • General law city: of which there are 528

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Nebraska

The local units of government in Nebraska that make the initiative process available are:

  • General law cities, all 528 of which have a state mandated initiative and referendum process for ordinances.
  • Charter cities, all 2 of which have a state mandated initiative and referendum process for charter amendments and must authorize initiative for ordinances in the charter.[3]

10 most populated cities

List of Most Populated Cities in Nebraska
City[4] Population City Type Next election
Omaha 415,068 Charter 2017
Lincoln 262,341 Charter 2015
Bellevue 51,319 General law N/A
Grand Island 49,239 General law N/A
Kearney 31,174 General law N/A
Fremont 26,456 General law N/A
Hastings 24,788 General law N/A
North Platte 24,634 General law N/A
Norfolk 24,248 General law N/A
Columbus 22,381 General law N/A

Full List of Cities

A guide to local ballot initiatives
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As of the 2010 Census, there are 530 incorporated cities and towns in Nebraska. Population figures below are based on the updated estimates as of July 1, 2011.[5]

See also