Omaha, NE
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Living in Omaha


Omaha is a large city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 446,970 people and 155 constituent neighborhoods, Omaha is the largest community in Nebraska.

Unlike some cities, Omaha isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Omaha are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Omaha is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Omaha who work in office and administrative support (14.76%), sales jobs (10.88%), and management occupations (9.26%).

Also of interest is that Omaha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of being a big city like Omaha is having a public transportation system, but in Omaha the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Omaha benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The education level of Omaha citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.65% of adults in Omaha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Omaha in 2010 was $28,545, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,180 for a family of four. However, Omaha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Omaha is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Omaha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Omaha residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Omaha also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Omaha include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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