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Omaha, NE

Omaha is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
465,112
Omaha Population7
$
45,247
Median Income6
5.0
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Omaha is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 51%

Age

34.5
Median Age7
14.2
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Omaha residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 0.2% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 32.2%

Race

79.4
%
Nebraska Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Omaha gets humid, but not hot, and has cold winters with strong winds. The temperature reaches 90°F or above only 34 days per year with an average temperature in January of 22°F. Wind speeds are 10 mph, and humidity is 70%

Weather

27
%
Chance of Rain11
61
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature41

 

Housing

The average home value in Omaha increased by 37% since 2010 which is 6% lower than the national average and 5% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,300
Monthly Average12
42
%
Renters42

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Omaha is a high tax location with income tax near the national average and sales tax near the national average, but property tax 59% higher than the national average.

Other

1.77
%
Property Tax21
7.0
%
Sales Tax19
1.53
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)43

 

Employment

Omaha has a high employment rate of 95% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Berkshire Hathaway and Union Pacific Railroad

Income

15.7
%
<$25,0006
11.3
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Omaha is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results44

Representatives

Mayor28 Jean Stothert
Republican
House of Representative28 Don Bacon
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Chi Health Midlands, is 12.7 miles from the center of Omaha, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System - Omaha VA Medical Center, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center, is 11.3 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 No
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In Nebraska, 39.2% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 48.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#37 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#99 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report32
#85 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche33
#11 2020 Best Cities for Families by U.S. News & World Report34
#28 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche35
#32 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report36
#52 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades37
 

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