Talk:Nebraska

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Former good article nominee Nebraska was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
December 24, 2006 Good article nominee Not listed
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Borders[edit]

The map showing bordering states by direction is incorrect. Nebraska does not border Minnesota or Montana. I removed these. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.86.241.195 (talk) 17:22, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Rural[edit]

“Nebraska is overwhelmingly rural, as the 9th least-densely populated state of the United States.” This is a not accurate; sparsely populated does not equal rural. Canada, for instance, is 81% urban (Demographics of Canada), and Australia is 89% urban (Demographics of Australia). Btw, what portion of Nebraska's population is urban?--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 21:27, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

CDP[edit]

The list of cities in Nebraska should include census-designated places. At least one CDP, Chalco, has over 10,000 people. The way I like to define city is as any location with a large, dense population, so I consider CDPs as cities.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 21:38, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

I don't believe that Chalco is really much of a distinct place, except in the eyes of the Census Bureau. As a Nebraskan, I know the name chiefly from the Chalco Hills Recreation Area. I don't believe I've ever seen Chalco used as a geographic identifier in the Omaha World-Herald—nothing like "Chalco man arrested", no shootings taking place in Chalco, no mention of places or events in the Chalco area. A last-30-days search of the World-Herald website for (chalco) produces two hits: a real-estate sale on Chalco Pointe Drive, and a list of places of interest to dog owners including the Chalco Hills Off-Leash Area. If Chalco ever had an existence as a free-standing community, it lost it long ago, and little trace of it remains outside of the Census Bureau's classification. Ammodramus (talk) 00:53, 23 August 2013 (UTC)