Omaha, NE

443,887 Population
128.7 square miles 3,470.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
23.4%
was 23.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Population Density
3,470.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.0%
was 49.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.9%
was 10.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Percent Under 18
24.8%
was 24.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Percent 65 and Over
12.4%
was 11.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 3.1
Ranked 4th Lowest in NE
Percent Living in Poverty
16.8%
was 18.1%
Ranked 2nd Lowest in NE
Median Household Income
$51,407
was $47,512
Ranked 2nd Highest in NE
Gini Income Distribution
 
48
47.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
10.6
was 9.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
515
was 576.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,595.6
was 4,495.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
189,834
was 185,184
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Median Rent
$813
was $767
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Total Building Permits
2,570
was 1,915
 
Occupied Housing Units
175,123
was 171,549
 
Homeownership Rate
57.6%
was 56.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Single Family Building Permits
1,567
was 1,305
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,425.2
was 1,439.0
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.5%
was 15.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Multifamily Building Permits
1,003
was 610
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
13.9
was 10.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.9
was 4.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.7%
was 94.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 98.4%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.9%
was 86.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NE
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.8%
was 33.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NE

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