Redistricting in Nebraska

Here's how the new congressional map shifts voting power

Every 10 years, states redraw the boundaries of their congressional districts to reflect new population counts from the census. The Nebraska legislature and governor signed off on a congressional map in September 2021.

Nebraska’s 2nd District, which includes Omaha and remains the state’s sole Democratic-leaning district, gained more rural territory to make it slightly more Republican.

How the districts voted in 2020, by presidential vote margin in percentage points

Democratic

30+
15+
5+

Competitive

Within 5

Republican

5+
15+
30+

Old map 3 districts

In the old congressional map, there are 1 Democratic, 0 competitive and 2 Republican districts.

Change

Change in Democratic districts: 0

Change in Competitive districts: 0

Change in Republican districts: 0

New map 3 districts

In the new congressional map, there are 1 Democratic, 0 competitive and 2 Republican districts.

How the new map shifts voting power by demographic

Nebraska will continue to have three House seats. In all three, White Nebraskans represent the majority.

Number of White-majority districts
Old Map
3
New Map
3
A chart showing the number of White-majority districts has remained the same with 3.

The group that represents the majority in each district

White

About the data

Sources: US Census Bureau, Edison Research, each state’s legislature or other redistricting authority

Methodology note: Block-level demographic data from the 2020 census is reaggregated into each new district’s boundaries.