Omaha, NE

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Population

468,267

0.292% growth

Median Age

35.1


Median Household Income

$59,266

5.07% growth

Poverty Rate

15.1%


Number of Employees

243,707

1.01% decline

Median Property Value

$163,400

4.01% growth

About

In 2018, Omaha, NE had a population of 468k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $59,266. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Omaha, NE grew from 466,903 to 468,267, a 0.292% increase and its median household income grew from $56,406 to $59,266, a 5.07% increase.

The population of Omaha, NE is 65.7% White Alone, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Omaha, NE speak a non-English language, and 93.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Omaha, NE are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,402 degrees awarded in 2017), Creighton University (2,534 degrees), and Metropolitan Community College Area (1,551 degrees).

The median property value in Omaha, NE is $163,400, and the homeownership rate is 58.1%. Most people in Omaha, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Omaha, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Omaha, NE employs 244k people. The largest industries in Omaha, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,990 people), Retail Trade (27,560 people), and Finance & Insurance (21,899 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,381), Public Administration ($64,129), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,032).

Median household income in Omaha, NE is $59,266. Males in Omaha, NE have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,776. The income inequality in Omaha, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,266

2018 value

± $2,012

5.07%

1 Year Growth

± 4.53%

Households in Omaha, NE have a median annual income of $59,266, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,406 in 2017, which represents a 5.07% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,738

Average Male Salary

± $2,213

$45,776

Average Female Salary

± $1,637

In 2018, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,447 ± $12,708

  2. White

    $47,839 ± $1,363

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $42,321 ± $18,251

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Omaha, NE is from Nebraska.

0.441

2018 Wage GINI

0.439

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.442% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nebraska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 75.14

  2. Census Tract 74.60

  3. Census Tract 47

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Omaha, NE was Census Tract 75.14 with a value of $166,825, followed by Census Tract 74.60 and Census Tract 47, with respective values of $155,679 and $155,050.

The following map shows all of the places in Omaha, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Omaha, NE (68.3k out of 452k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    41,385 ± 1,317

  2. Hispanic

    16,675 ± 880

  3. Black

    16,506 ± 859

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Omaha, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

244k

2018 Value

± 7,139

-1.01%

1 Year decline

± 4.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Omaha, NE declined at a rate of -1.01%, from 246k employees to 244k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Omaha, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,813 people), Sales & Related Occupations (25,459 people), and Management Occupations (21,449 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Omaha, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Omaha, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,813 people), Sales & Related Occupations (25,459 people), and Management Occupations (21,449 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Omaha, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.35 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.22 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Omaha, NE, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($82,196), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,580), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

244k

2018 Value

± 7,139

-1.01%

1 Year decline

± 4.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Omaha, NE declined at a rate of -1.01%, from 246k employees to 244k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Omaha, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,990 people), Retail Trade (27,560 people), and Finance & Insurance (21,899 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Omaha, NE, though some of these residents may live in Omaha, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Omaha, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,990 people), Retail Trade (27,560 people), and Finance & Insurance (21,899 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Omaha, NE has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.94 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.25 times), and Information (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Omaha, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,381), Public Administration ($64,129), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,032).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.4B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.4B, followed by Meat/seafood ($22.4B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($12.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nebraska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$162B

2020 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

41.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $162B. This is expected to increase 41.8% to $229B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nebraska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.3B

  2. $10B

  3. $9.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $13.3B, followed by Kansas with $10B and California and $9.14B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.9% of the population of Omaha, NE has health coverage, with 53.7% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 9.82% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Omaha, NE was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Omaha, NE see 934 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.426% decrease from the previous year (938 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1110 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 275 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.5%). Additionally, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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934 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, NE see an average of 934 patients per year. This represents a 0.426% decrease from the previous year (938 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Douglas County, NE in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,536

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,964

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,956

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nebraska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.43%, from $8,133 to $8,412.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

53.7%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

9.82%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Omaha, NE declined by 12.1% from 11.5% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Omaha, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.5% prevalence

  2. 14.8% prevalence

  3. 13.5% prevalence

Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska, at 16.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Omaha, NE is home to a population of 468k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.2% of Omaha, NE residents were born outside of the country (47.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Omaha, NE is composed of 308k White Alone residents (65.7%), 68.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.7%), 56.5k Black or African American Alone residents (12.1%), 17.2k Asian Alone residents (3.67%), 14.3k Two or More Races residents (3.06%), 2.12k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.453%), 1.52k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.324%), and 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00278%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Omaha, NE was 35.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Omaha, NE are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Omaha, NE residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

47.6k people

10.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

45.2k people

As of 2017, 10.2% of Omaha, NE residents (47.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Omaha, NE was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    47,082 ± 5,262 people

  2. Guatemala

    10,155 ± 2,468 people

  3. India

    7,129 ± 2,069 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 47,082 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,155 and India with 7,129.

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Citizenship

93.4%

2018 Citizenship

92.2%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.4% of Omaha, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Omaha, NE was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    308k ± 2.75k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    68.7k ± 4.75k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    56.5k ± 3.3k

In 2018, there were 4.48 times more White Alone residents (308k people) in Omaha, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68.7k Hispanic or Latino and 56.5k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Omaha, NE as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    8,318 ± 1,021

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,994 ± 1,081

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,305 ± 778

Omaha, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Omaha, NE awarded 10,384 degrees. The student population of Omaha, NE is skewed towards women, with 19,775 male students and 28,276 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Omaha, NE are White (7,595 and 76.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (567 and 5.74%), Black or African American (548 and 5.55%), and Asian (431 and 4.36%).

The largest universities in Omaha, NE by number of degrees awarded are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,402 and 32.8%), Creighton University (2,534 and 24.4%), and Metropolitan Community College Area (1,551 and 14.9%).

The most popular majors in Omaha, NE are Registered Nursing (986 and 9.5%), General Business Administration & Management (436 and 4.2%), and General Studies (354 and 3.41%).

The median tuition costs in Omaha, NE are $19,950 for private four year colleges, and $7,942 and $23,332 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 833 degrees awarded

  2. 354 degrees awarded

  3. 219 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Omaha, NE was Registered Nursing with 833 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Omaha, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,402 degrees awarded

  2. 2,534 degrees awarded

  3. 1,551 degrees awarded

$7,942

Median In-State Public

$19,950

Median Private

In 2017, the Omaha, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nebraska at Omaha with 3,402 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,807

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,577

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,807 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Omaha, NE, which is 0.579 times less than the 6,577 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Omaha, NE by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,595 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    567 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    548 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Omaha, NE were to White students. These 7,595 degrees mean that there were 13.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 567 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Omaha, NE was $163,400 in 2018, which is 0.711 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $157,100 to $163,400, a 4.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Omaha, NE is 58.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Omaha, NE have an average commute time of 18.3 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.

Housing

Property Value

$163,400

2018 Median

± $2,741

$157,100

2017 Median

± $2,912

In 2018, the median property value in Omaha, NE grew to to $163,400 from the previous year's value of $157,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Omaha, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Omaha, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$59,266

Median Household Income

± $2,012

185k

Number of Households

± 6,044

In 2018, the median household income of the 185k households in Omaha, NE grew to $59,266 from the previous year's value of $56,406.

The following chart displays the households in Omaha, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Omaha, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Omaha, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%

2018 Homeownership

56.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58.1% of the housing units in Omaha, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Omaha, NE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Omaha, NE have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.796% of the workforce in Omaha, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.08%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Omaha, NE was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.1%) and those who Worked At Home (4.08%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Omaha, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Omaha, NE have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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