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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Omaha is a city in Nebraska with a population of 463,081. Omaha is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Living in Omaha offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Omaha there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Omaha and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Omaha are highly rated.
About Omaha...
Population
463,081

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Omaha Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    410.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    91.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    139.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    464.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,636.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    778.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 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
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Omaha

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,789
National
$55,322
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Omaha Reviews

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I am an Omaha, NE native. First proud to grow up in the "Big O," I am still proud that I "don't coast." In addition to its multiple seasons, growing population and historical landmarks, Omaha always has new experiences cropping up! Living here has brought a wealth of opportunities in recent decades. I appreciate its breadth of business, music, sports, theater, and entertainment venues. Its school systems are diverse in both the public and private realms. With community colleges, public and private universities, Omaha has plenty of higher education opportunities for life long learners as well. This is where I grew up, and this is where I will grow old. Gratefully, the best has been and will be the years in between.
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Omaha is a charming and family-friendly city! I have lived in Omaha for five years, and I love it. Traffic is not as heavy as in some other big cities. There are lots of jobs opportunities, and the unemployment rate is one of the lower in the country. The cost of living is not too high, and you can afford daily living expenses and have some savings. I also love Omaha because the people that live here are welcoming and are always ready to help. Finally, the school system is among the best in the country, and I do not doubt that my children are getting well prepared for future challenges.
My experience in Omaha Nebraska has been a pretty good one. I would definitely recommend visit to those who have not yet visited the heartland. It’s definitely underrated and should have more recognition. The citizens of Omaha are diverse and overall pretty friendly!
The only change I would like to see in Omaha would probably be more use of the downtown. It’s very prosperous and holds much potential. With endless possibilities on the horizon, Omaha is definitely a city on the move. Overall the city of Omaha is quite unique and has many amenities to offer.