AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Nebraska for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Nebraska is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Nebraska has a population of 1,855,617 and a population density of 24.0 people per square mile. The capital city is Lincoln and the largest city in Nebraska is Omaha. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.