A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$799
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Omaha Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    321
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    145
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    478
    525
  • Theft
    2,556
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    562
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,896
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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I currently reside in Omaha, NE. I’m from Texas and am stationed here with the Air Force. Driving up from Texas through the vast empty pastures, I wondered what I was getting myself into. I was even less enthused to get out of my car and into the cold Midwestern winter air. It didn’t take long for Omaha to steal my heart! This city has a wonderful mix of old and new, American mixed with cultures from everywhere- not to mention any type of food or beer local to the area that you could ever want to try! Nebraska is nice, the people are even nicer than the people back home in Texas and welcome a large community of refugees who they passionately care for. I have never lived in a city where you can arrive at any desired destination in about 20 minutes, but that’s just the way it is here! Overall, Omaha, to me, is unique in that it’s a mix of old and new but all its own. Local businesses survive and thrive in a city with so much community love and support.
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I've lived in Omaha all of my life, I'm 22 years old now. Omaha has changed a lot over the years, there used to be so many areas just with land, and nothing else there. Now there's businesses thriving in those areas now, its amazing to see. The nightlife is great! If you can make your own fun, there's so many places to go, and also great food selections for your night time cravings. In the summer time in Omaha, if you love baseball, the right season to be here, is then, the College World Series comes every year, and Omaha gets super busy, from all the visitors! It's a great experience. We have malls, and also a new Outlet mall that's located a little outside of Omaha, it has hundreds of stores, and food places I think it was good addition to Nebraska in general because we have never had anything like that before! There's a lot of growth and opportunity in Omaha!
Omaha, Ne is a very family friendly, conservative state that continues to implement the "old school" way of raising a family. Still with many farms that produce cattle and corn; this city is a huge market for farm to table produce and meats! This area is filled with tons of bars and restaurants with fresh, clean foods.

The school systems here are very nice, along with the surrounding little suburbs that outline this growing city. They're filled with families who are friendly and kind. The income here is lower than most major cities but higher than smaller cities.

Home of the Henry Doorly Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, and the College World Series!