Omaha, NE
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Omaha is a large city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 468,262 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 a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Omaha. This makes Omaha a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Omaha presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Of the large cities in America, Omaha is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 85.16% of people in Omaha drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Omaha, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

The education level of Omaha citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.