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 447,804 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Omaha, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 447,804
Daytime Population: Workers 305,068
Daytime Population: Residents 225,188
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 530,256
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 436,211
Population in Familes 328,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,593
Population Density2 3,448
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $51,658
Average Household Income $73,072
Per Capita Income $29,404


Total Housing Units 192,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99,851 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 78,090 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,472 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $146,144
Average Home Value $188,420


Total Households 177,941
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 103,647
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.78% 0.89%
Households 0.8% 0.91%
Families 0.45% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 2017 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 Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 273 53rd
Per Capita Income # 222 62nd

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