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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 465,112. 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
465,112

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$896
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
    372.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    85.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    97.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    393.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,416.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    665.4
    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
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Omaha

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,780
National
$55,322
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Initially, I wasn't very fond of living in Omaha. I had just finished my freshman year in a tiny town in Iowa, and I was excited to finish the next three years of my high school experience in that simple town. When I moved, it was one of the hardest things for me to say goodbye to all my friends, and school became so much harder for me as well. However, I worked extremely hard in school, and I earned good grades because of it. I learned that putting in extra time and effort was all I needed to keep my grades where I needed them and the work ethic that I developed throughout high school is something I will never trade. However, I also learned to get out of my comfort zone socially. Initially, making new friends was very hard for me, but I learned to open up and be more accepting of change in my life. Now, I am able to see the beautiful city of Omaha for all the great things that it is. I have had so much fun living in Omaha these past few years. It has really been a blast!
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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.
I've grown up here, so the comfort is something I will always hold dear! For the most part, the city is welcoming. The food is something fabulous! There are many inspiring people and groups that are working to help better the community.

So, there is the need for improvement. This segregated city desperately needs to address and change its antiquated habits if it wants to move positively into the future.