Nebraska Quick Facts

Highest Point

5,424 feet

Southwestern Kimball County

Highest
Temperature

118 oF

  • July 15, 1934 - Geneva
  • July 17, 1936 - Hartington
  • July 24, 1936 - Minden
Land Area

77,358 square miles

16th largest in USA

Lowest Point

840 feet

Southeastern Richardson County

Lowest
Temperature

-47 oF

  • February 12, 1899 - Camp Clarke (near Northport)
  • December 22, 1989 - Oshkosh
Origin of Name

From Nebrathka, meaning flat water (the Oto's name for the Platte River)

Population

1,831,825 (2010 census)

38th largest in the USA

Geographic Center

Custer County, 10 miles Northwest of Broken Bow

Territory

1854

Statehood

March 1, 1867

37th state in the USA