Ogallala, NE


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Ogallala is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 4,570 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ogallala is the 32nd largest community in Nebraska.

Unlike some cities, Ogallala isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ogallala are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ogallala is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ogallala who work in office and administrative support (11.65%), sales jobs (10.68%), and teaching (9.01%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ogallala has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ogallala has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ogallala than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ogallala may be for you.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.49 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Ogallala overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Ogallala, 22.56% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ogallala in 2010 was $24,659, which is upper middle income relative to Nebraska, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,636 for a family of four. However, Ogallala contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ogallala home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ogallala residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Ogallala include Irish, English, French , and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Ogallala is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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