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Nebraska Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Nebraska
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: NE
  • U.S. Region: Midwestern United States
  • Admission to the Union: March 1st, 1867
  • Total Area: 77,347 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 1,961,504 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Lincoln, NE
  • Largest City: Omaha, NE

33 Nebraska Facts

  1. Nebraska is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Nebraska was the 37th state to join the United States on March 1, 1867.
  3. Nebraska is in the midwestern region of the United States.
  4. Nebraska is the 16th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 77,347.81 square miles or 2.03% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Nebraska's 77,347.81 square miles is 99.32% land and 0.68% surface water.
  6. Nebraska is ranked 16th with the most land area in the United States, with 76,824.17 square miles of land area.
  7. Nebraska is ranked 41st with the most water area in the United States, with 523.64 square miles of water area.
  8. Nebraska is the 37th most populated U.S. state with a population of 1,961,504 or 0.59% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Nebraska is the city of Lincoln.
  10. Nebraska is divided into 93 counties statewide.
  11. Douglas County is the most populated county in Nebraska
  12. The most populated city in Nebraska is Omaha with an estimated 468,262 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Nebraska are Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island and Kearney.
  14. A native or resident Nebraska is called a Nebraskan.
  15. Nebraska's average elevation statewide is 2,600 feet.
  16. Nebraska's highest elevation point is Panorama Point at 5,427 feet.
  17. Nebraska's lowest elevation point is the Missouri River at 840 feet.
  18. Nebraska is in both Central Time Zone (CT) and Mountain Time Zone (MT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Nebraska is NE.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Nebraska is US-NE.
  21. Nebraska is called the Cornhusker State and the Beef State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Nebraska is $63,229.
  23. Nebraska is the 37th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $175,884.
  24. Nebraska is ranked 32nd on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Nebraska has the 46th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 36.9.
  26. Nebraska's average temperature is 49.88°F making it the 30th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Nebraska on average has 26.66 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 39th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Nebraska was 118 °F on Friday, July 24, 1936, in Minden, NE.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Nebraska was -47 °F on Friday, December 22, 1989, in Oshkosh, NE.
  30. Nebraska's official state motto is "Equality before the law" .
  31. Nebraska's official state bird is the Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta).
  32. Nebraska's official state tree is the Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides).
  33. Nebraska's official state flower is the Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea).

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Nebraska on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Nebraska and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

The Official State Flag of Nebraska

The official state flag of Nebraska waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Nebraska

The official state seal of Nebraska that is used by the state's government.

Lincoln the state capital of Nebraska

Lincoln the capital city of Nebraska.

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America.

Scottsbluff National Monument

Scottsbluff National Monument

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