Omaha, NE

446,956 Population
129.9 square miles 3,441.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
23.4%
was 23.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Population Density
3,441.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.1%
was 50.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.6%
was 10.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Percent Under 18
24.4%
was 24.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Percent 65 and Over
12.7%
was 12.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NE

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.3
was 3.1
Ranked 6th Lowest in NE
Percent Living in Poverty
14.4%
was 16.8%
Ranked 2nd Lowest in NE
Median Household Income
$50,827
was $51,407
Ranked 2nd Highest in NE
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.4
48
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
190,653
was 189,834
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Median Rent
$860
was $813
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Total Building Permits
2,570
was 1,915
 
Occupied Housing Units
175,881
was 175,123
 
Homeownership Rate
56.6%
was 57.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Single Family Building Permits
1,567
was 1,305
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,431.4
was 1,425.2
Ranked 1st Highest in NE
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.2%
was 16.5%
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
94.0%
was 96.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NE
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
84.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NE
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in NE

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.0%
was 88.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NE
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.2%
was 34.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NE

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