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  •   State: 
    40° N to 43° N | 95° 19′ W to 104° 03′ W
      Area total: 
    77,358 sq mi (200,356 km²) [49,502,253.440 acres]
      Area land: 
    76,874 sq mi (199,099 km²) [49,163,267.200 acres]
      Area water: 
    0.7% = 481 sq mi (1,247 km²) [338,986.240 acres]
    5,424 ft (1,654 m) Panorama Point
    March 1, 1867 (37nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 


  • Nebraska, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    24.94/sq mi (9.62/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $161,702 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 0.66% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 0.64% from 2021.  12.7% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  15,417. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  5.3%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $82,207 respectively per capita 2023 = $85,931.
      Housing units: 
    863,913 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 2.3% increase compared to 2020, specifically 19,638 more housing units.

Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. It is the only triply landlocked U.S. state. Nebraska's area is just over 77,220 square miles (200,000 km²) with a population of almost 1.9 million people. Its state capital is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. Indigenous peoples, including Omaha, Missouria, Ponca, Pawnee, Otoe, and various branches of the Lakota (Sioux) tribes, lived in the region for thousands of years before European exploration. The state is crossed by many historic trails, including that of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867. It is the only state in the United States whose legislature is unicameral and officially nonpartisan. Nebraska is composed of two major land regions: the Dissected Till Plains and the Great Plains. The Dissected Till Plains region consist of gently rolling hills and contains the state's largest cities, Omaha and Lincoln. The Great Plains region, occupying most of western Nebraska, is characterized by treeless prairie, suitable for cattle-grazing.

The given Nebraska location map shows that Nebraska is located in the central part of the US. Map of Nebraska also shows that it shares its state borders with South Dakota in the north, Wyoming in the north-west, Colorado in the south-west, Kansas in the south, Missouri in the south-east, and Iowa in the east. Likewise, Nebraska is located in the Great Plains of Mid-west United States.

The capital city of Nebraska is Lincoln; however, its largest city is Omaha. By virtue of being the part of Great Plains, Nebraska is one of the leading farming and ranching states of the US. The climate type of Nebraska ranges from humid continental climate to semi-arid.

Some of the most significant cities of Nebraska are Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, Hastings, and North Platte.

The Henry Doorly Zoo is one our favorite zoos and aquariums for families. It features the largest indoor rainforest in the U.S. and the largest indoor desert in the world, among other unique attractions and exhibits.

The US State Nebraska occupies 198,972 m², about 2,18 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Nebraska with 1,920,076 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 12,2 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 350,251 fewer people. The capital Lincoln alone has 291,623 inhabitants.

In 1867, the village of Lancaster (renamed Lincoln) became the state capital. Lincoln is the home of the National Museum of Roller Skating.

Nebraska has two major climatic zones. The eastern half of the state has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa); a unique warmer subtype considered "warm-temperate" exists near the southern plains like in Kansas and Oklahoma which have a predominantly humid subtropical climate. The western half of the state has a primarily semi-arid climate (Koppen BSk). The state has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, variations that decrease moving south in the state. Violent thunderstorms and tornadoes occur primarily during spring and summer and sometimes in autumn. Chinook winds tend to warm the state significantly in the winter and early spring. The state is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. The state has 93 counties and is split between two time zones, with the state's eastern half observing Central Time and the western half observing Mountain Time. Three rivers cross the state from west to east. The Platte River, formed by the confluence of the North Platte and the South Platte, runs through the state's central portion, the Niobrara River flows through the northern part, and the Republican River runs across the southern part. Nebraska is composed of two major land regions: the Dissected Till Plains and the Great Plains. Two major climatic zones are represented in Nebraska: the state's eastern half and its western half. The eastern half of the state has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa). The western half has a semi-arid climate (Koppen BSk). The entire state experiences wide seasonal variations in both temperature and precipitation. Average temperatures are fairly uniform across Nebraska, with hot summers and generally cold winters.

Nebraska is known under different nicknames; aka Antelope State, or Beef State (previously used on license plates), or Cornhusker State (previously used on license plates), or Bugeating State, or Blackwater State, or The Good Life (as seen on state border signs), or Tree Planters State and detailed official information about Nebraska can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Nebraska, NE about 201,627 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 10.5% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Nebraska are about 156,043 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $66,949 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $65,911, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $67,987 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Nebraska = 82.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 93. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Nebraska = 4.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Nebraska = 26.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 27.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 76. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 223. 88.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 11.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 40, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 1,961,504 individuals with a median age of 36.2 age the population grows by 4.46% in Nebraska population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 24.94/sq mi (9.62/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.49 people per household in the 701,132 households with an average household income of $59,970 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 4.40% of the available work force and has dropped -3.73% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 28.14%. The number of physicians in Nebraska per 100,000 population = 193.8.

The percentage of housing units in Nebraska which are owned by the occupant = 61.66%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 39 years with median home cost = $111,470 and home appreciation of -0.33%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.80 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $6,329 per student. There are 11 students for each teacher in the school, 271 students for each Librarian and 359 students for each Counselor. 7.44% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.28% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.72% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Nebraska's population of 122,993 residents in 1870 has increased 1,84-fold to 1,961,504 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.46% female residents and 49.54% male residents live in Nebraska, USA.

    As of 2020, 59.59% in Nebraska are married and the remaining 40.41% are single population.

  • 19.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Nebraska require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.73% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.23% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.65% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.58% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Nebraska, 61.66% are owner-occupied homes, another 9.67% are rented apartments, and the remaining 28.67% are vacant.

  • 55.12% of the population in Nebraska who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 56.530%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 41.600%) of those eligible to vote in Nebraska.

Skyline of Nebraska

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