Omaha, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Omaha, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska with a population of 422,895 as of July 1, 2015. Omaha ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Omaha is located at latitude 41.2638 and longitude -96.044 in Douglas County. 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. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Omaha (GNIS ID: 2396064) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Omaha is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Douglas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Omaha population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Omaha, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 422,895
Population in Households 411,533
Population in Familes 310,625
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,362
Population Density1 3,328
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 168,838
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 98,899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 183,774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92,370 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 76,468 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,936 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $162,362
Average Home Value $197,121


Median Household Income $45,235
Average Household Income $64,504
Per Capita Income $26,057
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.87%
Households 0.72% 0.91%
Families 0.47% 0.77%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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, 2015 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 # 18 97th
Median Household Income # 361 38th
Per Capita Income # 275 53rd

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