Omaha, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Omaha, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Omaha is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Douglas County at latitude 41.2638 and longitude -96.044. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Omaha, but most people and references simply refer to it as Omaha, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Omaha indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Omaha (see map below) encompass a land area of 129.87 sq. miles and a water area of 3.51 sq. miles.

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Omaha, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 419,577
Population in Households 408,517
Population in Familes 308,360
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,060
Population Density1 3,302
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 167,636
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 98,294
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 182,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92,620 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 75,016 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,088 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $156,861
Average Home Value $189,974


Median Household Income $44,501
Average Household Income $62,216
Per Capita Income $25,163
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.6% 0.89%
Households 0.72% 0.93%
Families 0.44% 0.77%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   3.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Omaha, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Omaha to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 5 99th
Diversity Index2 # 16 97th
Median Household Income # 375 36th
Per Capita Income # 287 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.