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Papillion, NE
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Papillion profile


Living in Papillion



Papillion is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 23,794 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Papillion is the tenth largest community in Nebraska.

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

Also of interest is that Papillion has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.65% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Papillion is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Papillion really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Papillion perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Papillion ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Papillion, 45.43% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Papillion in 2018 was $43,325, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,300 for a family of four. However, Papillion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Papillion is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Papillion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Papillion residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Papillion include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Papillion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.