The 10 Most Boring Places In Nebraska For 2023

The most boring places in Nebraska are Seward and Blair for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There’s no denying it: there are plenty of places in Nebraska that are downright beautiful and full of excitement.

Unfortunately, not all towns and cities in Cornhusker State are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within Nebraska’s’ borders. You know the places where everyone has an AARP card and the most exciting thing they do all day is post a picture of their grandchild on Facebook.

Like Seward, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of Oklahoma according to Saturday Night Science. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Seward. There are plenty of other boring, lackluster places in Nebraska as well.

Here they are. Try not to jump out of your seat with excitement.

Don’t freak out, in fact, believe it not, a boring city is actually one a lot of people would like to call home.

Before you get all upset if your city’s name is on the list, rest assured that we didn’t use personal opinion when it comes to what classifies a city or town as “boring” or “exciting”. We crunched actual numbers to figure out which towns are statistically more boring.

Showing this data to you is the kind of thing that a real estate agent knows, but would never share.

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Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Most Boring Places In Nebraska For 2023

Seward, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,651
Average Age: 30.6
% Married: 31.0%
More on Seward:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Blair, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,725
Average Age: 39.2
% Married: 34.0%
More on Blair:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Grand Island, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 52,755
Average Age: 34.9
% Married: 26.0%
More on Grand Island:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Gering, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 8,521
Average Age: 35.9
% Married: 37.0%
More on Gering:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Crete, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,224
Average Age: 31.5
% Married: 20.0%
More on Crete:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Lexington, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 10,325
Average Age: 30.6
% Married: 14.0%
More on Lexington:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Schuyler, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,526
Average Age: 32.2
% Married: 15.0%
More on Schuyler:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Chadron, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 5,376
Average Age: 27.8
% Married: 21.0%
More on Chadron:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Hastings, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 25,247
Average Age: 35.9
% Married: 32.0%
More on Hastings:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Columbus, NE

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 23,954
Average Age: 37.2
% Married: 36.0%
More on Columbus:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we determined the boring cities in the Cornhusker State

You would present the following case to your friends if you were argueing with them at a bar about the most boring place to live in Nebraska. And that’s why we call it Saturday Night Science.

Because our data speaks more truth than feelings.

To figure out how boring a place is, we factored in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people.

We used the U.S. American Community Census data to gather the information presented here. HSome of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring include:

  • % of Population Over 25 (higher is more boring)
  • % of Married Household (higher is more boring)
  • Average Age (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households With Kids (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)

Then, our algorithm generates a ranking for each place in these categories. After crunching the numbers, all of the cities ranked from most boring to most exciting.

For this ranking, we used every Nebraska city with at least 5,000 residents. This keeps us from prejudicing our rankings by including very small pockets of retired people.

Grab your rocker and hold on.

We updated this article for 2023, and it’s our tenth time ranking the most boring cities in Nebraska.

There You Have It – Now That You’re Asleep

On a ranking like this, there are usually no winners, but since Nebraska isn’t necessarily the most boring state in the United States, the cities on this ranking can at least take solace that there are, in fact, more boring cities in the country.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most exciting places in Nebraska, according to science:

  1. La Vista
  2. Ralston
  3. Beatrice

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Detailed List Of The Most Boring Cities In Nebraska For 2023

Rank City Population Average Age
1 Seward, NE 7,651 30.6
2 Blair, NE 7,725 39.2
3 Grand Island, NE 52,755 34.9
4 Gering, NE 8,521 35.9
5 Crete, NE 7,224 31.5
6 Lexington, NE 10,325 30.6
7 Schuyler, NE 6,526 32.2
8 Chadron, NE 5,376 27.8
9 Hastings, NE 25,247 35.9
10 Columbus, NE 23,954 37.2
11 Kearney, NE 33,558 32.1
12 Scottsbluff, NE 14,511 35.0
13 Gretna, NE 5,106 36.2
14 Lincoln, NE 289,136 33.0
15 York, NE 8,091 40.8
16 Wayne, NE 5,847 22.6
17 Holdrege, NE 5,485 40.0
18 North Platte, NE 23,543 39.4
19 Alliance, NE 8,141 38.5
20 Norfolk, NE 24,964 35.8
21 Fremont, NE 27,245 37.6
22 Plattsmouth, NE 6,558 38.2
23 Mccook, NE 7,425 40.7
24 Omaha, NE 488,059 35.0
25 Sidney, NE 6,473 38.6
26 Bellevue, NE 62,888 35.8
27 Papillion, NE 23,875 39.2
28 Beatrice, NE 12,276 44.3
29 Ralston, NE 6,453 34.9
30 La Vista, NE 16,786 35.7
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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3 thoughts on “The 10 Most Boring Places In Nebraska For 2023

  1. Praise the Lord! We made it! We have been trying to keep our little gem a secret, and evidently we have done it! This place is only boring if you EXPECT to be entertained, but if you are willing to make your own fun, enjoy the company of good friends and are involved in what your kids are doing – my home town is great!

  2. you left out the number one most boring place in the whole world let alone just Nebraska and that’s Ainsworth Nebraska

  3. Where I live is the second largest community in Adams County. Hastings, NE is the largest at about 25,000 population. Number 2 comes in at 854 population. We have one blinking light at the K-12 school (3-way Stop sign), railroad crossings, dividing the town, and US Mail pick-up at the post office on Main Street (Smith Ave.).

    Yes, I’m talking about Kenesaw, NE (68956). Lived here for 23 years. It’s where I live and call home…

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