Omaha, NE
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Living in Omaha

Omaha is a large city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 486,051 people and 158 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Omaha who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), management occupations (10.01%), and sales jobs (9.98%).

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.

One important feature of Omaha is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 84.91% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Omaha anyway. So, if you like to drive, Omaha is the city for you! The landscape around Omaha reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The citizens of Omaha are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.31% of adults in Omaha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Omaha in 2018 was $34,449, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,796 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 14.12% 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.