Omaha, NE

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2022 Population
489,201
0.234% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.1
0.286% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.5%
3.22% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$70,202
7.41% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$210,300
18.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
254,583
0.313% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Omaha, NE had a population of 489k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $70,202. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Omaha, NE grew from 488,059 to 489,201, a 0.234% increase and its median household income grew from $65,359 to $70,202, a 7.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Omaha, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.8%), White (Hispanic) (6.34%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.17%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.03%).

None of the households in Omaha, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.2% of the residents in Omaha, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Omaha, NE are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,604 degrees awarded in 2022), Creighton University (2,955 degrees), and Metropolitan Community College Area (1,823 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Omaha, NE was $210,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%.

Most people in Omaha, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Omaha, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Omaha, NE is home to a population of 489k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.4% of Omaha, NE residents were born outside of the country (50.7k people).

In 2022, there were 5.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (319k people) in Omaha, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 57.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 31k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.2%
2022 Citizenship
93.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.2% of Omaha, NE residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Omaha, NE was 93.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Omaha, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    319k ± 1.44k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    57.5k ± 1.19k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    31k ± 1.87k
14.8%
Hispanic Population
72.2k people

In 2022, there were 5.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (319k people) in Omaha, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 57.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 31k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.8% of the people in Omaha, NE are hispanic (72.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
50.7k people
10.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
52.7k people

As of 2022, 10.4% of Omaha, NE residents (50.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Omaha, NE was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,341 ± 490
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,888 ± 606
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,958 ± 462

Omaha, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Omaha, NE employs 255k people. The largest industries in Omaha, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,556 people), Retail Trade (26,676 people), and Educational Services (23,424 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,196), Utilities ($91,743), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,579).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

255k
2022 Value
± 3,695
0.313%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Omaha, NE grew at a rate of 0.313%, from 254k employees to 255k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Omaha, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,711 people), Management Occupations (25,955 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23,856 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Omaha, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

255k
2022 Value
± 3,695
0.313%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Omaha, NE grew at a rate of 0.313%, from 254k employees to 255k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Omaha, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,556 people), Retail Trade (26,676 people), and Educational Services (23,424 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Omaha, NE, though some of these residents may live in Omaha, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,917
Median earning men ± $871
$38,757
Median earning women ± $947

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,969), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,581), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,619).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,565), Public Administration ($53,182), and Wholesale Trade ($51,364).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nebraska went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.12%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Omaha, NE awarded 11,216 degrees. The student population of Omaha, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 18,521 male students and 26,638 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Omaha, NE are White (7,795 and 72.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (800 and 7.41%), Two or More Races (651 and 6.03%), and Asian (534 and 4.95%).

The largest universities in Omaha, NE by number of degrees awarded are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,604 and 32.1%), Creighton University (2,955 and 26.3%), and Metropolitan Community College Area (1,823 and 16.3%).

The most popular majors in Omaha, NE are Registered Nursing (1,234 and 11%), General Business Administration & Management (503 and 4.48%), and General Studies (410 and 3.66%).

The median tuition costs in Omaha, NE are $15,548 for private four year colleges, and $8,842 and $25,218 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Omaha, NE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 45,159 (41% men and 59% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 45,159 students enrolled in Omaha, NE, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 27,742 records, of which 60.3% were women and 39.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,121 degrees awarded
  2. 410 degrees awarded
  3. 223 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Omaha, NE was Registered Nursing with 1,121 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Omaha, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,604 degrees awarded
  2. 2,955 degrees awarded
  3. 1,823 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nebraska at Omaha with 3,604 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,002 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Omaha, NE, which is 0.555 times less than the 7,214 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,795 degrees mean that there were 9.74 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 800 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($15,548) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,586) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Omaha, NE was $210,300 in 2022, which is 0.746 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $177,700 to $210,300, a 18.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Omaha, NE is 57.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Omaha, NE have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Omaha, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Omaha, NE is $70,202. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Omaha, NE was Census Tract 75.14 with a value of $217,500, followed by Census Tract 68.04 and Census Tract 75.09, with respective values of $193,114 and $166,071.

Property

$210,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,399
$114,534
Median Property Taxes
±$2,164

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Omaha, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Omaha, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.9% of the housing units in Omaha, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 75.14
  2. Census Tract 68.04
  3. Census Tract 75.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Omaha, NE was Census Tract 75.14 with a value of $217,500, followed by Census Tract 68.04 and Census Tract 75.09, with respective values of $193,114 and $166,071.

The following map shows all of the places in Omaha, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,202
Median Household Income
± $1,239
198k
Number of Households
± 3,191

In 2022, the median household income of the 198k households in Omaha, NE grew to $70,202 from the previous year's value of $65,359.

The following chart displays the households in Omaha, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Omaha, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.06%)

In 2022, 75% of workers in Omaha, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.06%).

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Omaha, NE have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.988% of the workforce in Omaha, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Omaha, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Omaha, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Omaha, NE (59.7k out of 478k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Omaha, NE is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Omaha, NE has health coverage, with 53.2% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, NE see 901 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (900 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1009 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 222 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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901 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, NE

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, NE see an average of 901 patients per year. This represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (900 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Douglas County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
53.2%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Omaha, NE declined by 1.52% from 10.3% to 10.1%.

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