Some of you might be asking yourself, at this very moment: is Nebraska a good place?
The answer is unequivocally yes… if you know where to locate the best places to live in Nebraska.
Lucky for you, we’re here to help you identify the best counties to live in the Cornhusker State based on the most recently available data from the Census. And this isn’t our first rodeo — we’ve been helping people find the best places to live in America for years.
So, the question becomes, if you wanted to relocate to the best pat of Nebraska, where would you go? To answer that we looked at crime, cost of living, and demographic data for all 41 counties in the state.
After the analytic dust settled, we identified the 10 best counties to live in Cornhusker State for 2018:
- Washington County (Photos)
- Pierce County
- Cass County (Photos)
- Holt County (Photos)
- Saunders County (Photos)
- Sarpy County (Photos)
- Seward County (Photos)
- Hamilton County (Photos)
- York County (Photos)
- Cedar County
Washington County is the county to be when it comes to living the good life in Nebraska. And you might want to avoid Scotts Bluff County if you can — at least according to the data.
So if you’re thinking of making the move Nebraska, we’ve got you covered. Keep on reading for a detailed methodology.
How do you determine which Nebraska county is the best?
To give you the best county in Nebraska, we have to look at a handful of metrics that signal the quality of a place. To do that, we need to make some assumptions about what’s a ‘best county’ and what isn’t. And, for reference, we are trying to make the kind of argument you’d make at a bar using facts, don’t take this analysis to court.
We paid particular attention to:
- Violent Crime Rates
- Property Crime Rates
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Unemployment Rates
- Adult Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We then ranked each county in Nebraska across each of the criteria from one to 41, with one being the best.
Taking the average rank across all criteria, we created a quality of life score with the county posting the lowest overall score being the ‘Best County To Live In Nebraska’.
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and best counties to raise a family in the Cornhusker State.
Read on to see why Washington County is the best county, while Scotts Bluff County is probably in contention for being the worst county in Nebraska.
3. Cass County
4. Holt County
6. Sarpy County
9. York County
10. Cedar County
There You Have It – The Best Counties In Nebraska To Call Home For 2018
It turns out living in Nebraska can vary from one part of the state to the next — who woulda thought?
But now you the know the really good parts and the parts to avoid and that’s why you came here to learn at the end of the day. And for that, you are welcome.
Here’s a look at the worst counties in Nebraska according to the data:
- Scotts Bluff County
- Hall County
- Keith County
For more Nebraska reading, check out:
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Nebraska
- 10 Most Diverse Cities In Nebraska
- 10 Safest Places In Nebraska
- These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Nebraska
Detailed List Of The Best Counties In Nebraska
|Box Butte County||19|
|Red Willow County||25|
|Scotts Bluff County||41|