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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    A-
Douglas County is located in Nebraska with a population of 554,992. Douglas County is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. In Douglas County, most residents own their homes. In Douglas County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Douglas County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Douglas County are highly rated.
Population
554,992

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$906
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Douglas County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    407.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    90.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    138.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    462.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,625.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    773.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Douglas County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,688
National
$55,322

Douglas County Reviews

142 reviews
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I have mixed feelings about living in Douglas County. The people are friendly, traffic isn’t horrible for a city and it’s clean. The taxes here are ridiculous. Property taxes are too high, utilities have increased their rates consistently. Residents refer to Nebraska as the tax me state. Nebraska will always be home, not Douglas County.
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Douglas County is the best part of Omaha, Nebraska! I lived there until I left for college and would go back to live there after college.
I like the overall environment, but it has minimal activities. There are niche areas of town, but people need to be in town to know.