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Nebraska: Banks’ Economic Impact

Banks support Nebraska's economy with consumer, business and other loans, and by providing more than 17,000 people with a rewarding place to work.

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  • 17,853Employees

  • $1.6 BTotal Annual Compensation & Benefits

  • $88,210Average Total Compensation & Benefits

  • 158 Banks Headquartered in State

Source: FDIC branch deposit data (2021 Q2), FDIC Call Report 2Q2021, 2021 BLS/US Census Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) for Credit Intermediation and Related Activities, and ABA Analysis



  • $10.1 BNew Home Loans Booked in 2021

  • 47,435Number of New Home Loans in 2021

  • $175,000Median New Home Loan Size in 2021

  • $2.4 BSmall Business Loans

  • 179.2 KNumber of Small Business Loans

  • $13,151Average Small Business Loan

  • $1.7 BSmall Farm Loans

  • 16,940Number of Small Farm Loans

  • $92,922Average Small Farm Loan

Signing loan documents in the parking lot

Safely Serving Nebraska Customers

Signing loan documents in the parking lot

Nebraska’s Washington County Bank accommodates customers during the COVID-19 pandemic by adapting its services to follow social distancing guidelines. Lobbies were closed, and loan documents were signed in the parking lot so customers and employees can maintain a safe distance. Vice President Mike Tupa is seen here assisting a customer at the bank’s Blair location.

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Source: CFPB HMDA data, year-end 2021; FDIC Call Report 2Q2021 and Year-End 2021; 2021 USDA Quarterly Farm data and USDA/Census Data from 2017 State of Ag Survey; 2021 SBA/Census Data and ABA analysis



  • 5.8 MCustomers

  • $79.4 BDeposits

  • 177Banks Operating Branches

  • 1,045Branches & Offices

  • 136Branches Offering Low Fee Bank On-certified Accounts

Security First Bank's drive-up lane

Ready to Serve Small-Town Customers

Security First Bank's drive-up lane

Security First Bank created a “drive-up lane” outside of their Cody, Nebraska location for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a total population of 154, Cody’s residents are accustomed to banking in the branch, so this creative adaptation allows the bank to safely serve its customers during a time of need.

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Sources: Estimates based on ABA 2020/2021 survey data; FDIC Summary of Deposit (SOD) 2021Q2 Data; Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund

Giving Back

Giving Back

  • 201.2 KVolunteer Hours

  • $37.1 MCommunity Donations

Rebuilding America's Heartland

In response to the devastating flood that affected Nebraska and surrounding states in 2019, FNBO—formerly First National Bank of Omaha—in Omaha, NE, partnered with the Nebraska Community Foundation to create the Rebuild the Heartland Community Fund.

Source: Estimates based on ABA 2020/2021 survey data

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