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0.69% growth
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2.46% growth
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0.36% decline
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4.68% growth


The economy of Omaha, NE employs 227,368 people. The economy of Omaha, NE is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Utilities; and Construction, which employ respectively 1.5; 1.24; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Omaha, NE are Healthcare & Social Assistance (33,554), Retail trade (28,503), and Manufacturing (20,547), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,237), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,499), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,686).

Median household income in Omaha, NE is $52,672. Males in Omaha, NE have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,726. The income inequality of Omaha, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Omaha, NE. In Douglas County, NE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 107 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,751. Douglas County, NE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nebraska.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Omaha, NE is from the county of Douglas County, NE.

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Omaha, NE is home to a population of 446,956 people, from which 92.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Omaha, NE is composed of 298,609 White residents (66.8%), 62,336 Hispanic residents (13.9%), 54,027 Black residents (12.1%), 16,482 Asian residents (3.69%), and 13,612 Two+ residents (3.05%). The most common foreign languages in Omaha, NE are Spanish (42,867 speakers), Other Asian (3,761 speakers), and African Languages (2,782 speakers), but compared to other places, Omaha, NE has a relative high number of Other (577 speakers), Other Asian (3,761 speakers), and African Languages (2,782 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Omaha, NE awarded 10,352 degrees. The student population of Omaha, NE is skewed towards females, with 3,804 male students and 6,548 female students. Most students in Omaha, NE are White (7,932 and 76.6%), followed by Black or African American (632 and 6.11%), Hispanic or Latino (496 and 4.79%), and Asian (373 and 3.6%). The largest universities in Omaha, NE by number of graduates are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,311 and 32%), Creighton University (2,249 and 21.7%), and Metropolitan Community College Area (1,784 and 17.2%). The most popular majors in Omaha, NE are Registered Nursing (825 and 7.97%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (237 and 2.29%), and General Biological Sciences (199 and 1.92%). The median tuition costs in Omaha, NE are $35,942 for private four year colleges, and $5,596 and $17,516 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Omaha, NE is $149,900, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $143,200 to $149,900, a 4.68% increase. The homeownership rate of Omaha, NE is 56.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Omaha, NE have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Omaha, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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