Omaha, NE
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Omaha is a large city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 443,885 people and 155 constituent neighborhoods, Omaha is the largest community in Nebraska.

Omaha real estate is some of the most expensive in Nebraska, although Omaha house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Omaha is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.18%), sales jobs (11.39%), and management occupations (8.58%).

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 important feature of Omaha is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 0.85% 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.

In terms of college education, Omaha is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.76% of adults in Omaha have a college degree.

The per capita income in Omaha in 2010 was $27,226, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,904 for a family of four. However, Omaha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Omaha is a very 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 13.29% 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.