Omaha, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Omaha, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska with a population of 450,466 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Omaha, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 450,466
Population in Households 438,792
Population in Familes 333,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,674
Population Density2 3,469
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $52,826
Average Household Income $75,401
Per Capita Income $30,349


Total Housing Units 193,796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99,356 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 79,754 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,686 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $151,369
Average Home Value $194,727


Total Households 179,110
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 104,408
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.76% 0.88%
Households 0.78% 0.9%
Families 0.48% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2018 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 # 263 55th
Per Capita Income # 204 65th

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