Omaha, NE
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Omaha is a large city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 466,893 people and 155 constituent neighborhoods, Omaha is the largest community in Nebraska.

Omaha is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.68%), sales jobs (10.80%), and management occupations (9.78%).

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.

Omaha is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Omaha is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

Omaha is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 85.16% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Omaha. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Omaha landscape.

The population of Omaha is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.63% of adults in Omaha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Omaha in 2010 was $30,222, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,888 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 13.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Omaha include German, 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.