Buffalo, Hall Counties Among Fastest Growing Counties in Neb.

New population estimates based on the U.S. Census were released Thursday and showed that Nebraska's biggest counties grew the most between April 2010 and last July.

Buffalo County tied for third in the state for its population growth of 3.9 percent. Meanwhile, Hall County rounded out the top five with 3.6 percent population growth.

Sarpy County led all counties with 6.6 percent population growth in the Omaha suburbs followed by Lancaster County's 4.1 percent growth.

Tying for third place with Buffalo County was Douglas County. This top five ranking was based only on counties with more than 1,000 residents.

Thirty-one of Nebraska's 93 counties grew from 2010 to 2013, according to Census estimates.