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    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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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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 a suburban 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
Suburban
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
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    91
    41
  • Robbery
    139
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    465
    500
  • Theft
    2,637
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    779
    284
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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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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.
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Omaha is a busy little city. If you're looking for a city vibe, but don't want to be crammed like in big cities, then Omaha is perfect for you. We got many schools for your children to attend, both private and public. Omaha relatively doesn't have much violence, but there are incidents here and there just like any other place in the world. What draws a lot of people to Omaha is our amazing zoo and aquarium and also the college world series. Both of these events are out your fingertips if you live in Omaha and you wouldn't need to travel! In Omaha, the traffic isn't too terrible, but rush hour can be a pain every now and then. Overall, Omaha is a great little city and I recommend it.
Omaha has great attractions and a decent nightlife. You can find a restaurant for almost any type of food you have a craving for, and it will be delicious! I would love to see more outside food events though. There are endless job opportunities and it is not a hassle to get hired as well you just have to want it. The commute time is great. I live North, and work South and my commute time is less than 15 each morning and afternoon. They could though use more kid friendly events that ages 5 and under can enjoy for a change. Omaha is a great city to raise a family and the houses on the market are fairly inexpensive compare to home in other states. Overall, anyone who visits, or moves to this city will not regret it and will enjoy every bit of it.