Here Are The 11 Fastest-Growing Towns In Nebraska And Why

Nebraska has never been one of the country’s most populous states, and we’re fine with that. It keeps our favorite places uncrowded and pleasant. Our population is steadily growing, however – the state topped 1.9 million residents for the first time in 2016. All of those new Nebraskans have to go somewhere, and current Nebraskans are constantly migrating between towns in-state. These towns have seen the quickest gains in population in recent years.

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Some readers will undoubtedly note that this isn’t the most scientific list ever created given that some of the data sets are from different time frames. Our goal here is simply to present an idea of population growth in the state.

It’s not at all unexpected that most of the growth is taking place in and around Nebraska’s major cities. Rural populations have seen steady decreases for quite a while now as more residents move away from the traditional farming and ranching industries. However, Nebraska’s population as a whole is still enjoying a healthy rate of growth.

Were you surprised by any of the towns on this list? If you’re in the market for a new place to live and want to experience some peace and quiet, these are some of the most peaceful small towns in the state.