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Omaha, NE
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Omaha profile


Living in Omaha



Omaha is a large city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 485,153 people and 158 constituent neighborhoods, Omaha is the largest community in Nebraska.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.27% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing noticeable about Omaha, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Omaha is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Omaha a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Omaha is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

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: 38.71% of adults in Omaha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Omaha in 2018 was $36,749, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,996 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 14.49% 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.