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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A+
  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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Papillion is a suburb of Omaha with a population of 19,478. Papillion is in Sarpy County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Living in Papillion offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Papillion there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Papillion and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Papillion are highly rated.
About Papillion...
Population
19,478

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Papillion Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    102.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    76.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,701.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Papillion

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,259
National
$55,322

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Papillion Reviews

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Papillion is a great place to grow up! I have always loved Papillion Days and the beauty of downtown during the holidays! The fun atmosphere downtown during the tree lighting is something you should experience during the holiday season! It’s a small town atmosphere with the benefit of being close to the big city. So much to do sports, walking trails, shopping. I also feel the Papillion La-Vista School district is the best! I can see why Papillion, Nebraska is ranked in the top 10 places to live in the United States.
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Papillion is a wholesome suburb that is very modern with a vintage flair. It has the newer model of homes on the south side and the more rustic style homes on the North side. It is very up to date as there are a vast amount of shopping malls and centers! However, some of said malls could be updated with newer stores or stores that people actually go to. There also is an abundance of "construction" that seemingly never gets down. I would also like to see a little bit more diversity as it is a predominately white area. However, the pros outweigh the cons as their is a sense of community that is instilled within everyone. The two high schools in Papillion truly nourish the kids and I can say I am happy to send my children there every morning. There isn't much of a night life scene, however the daytime activities suffice!
Papillion, Nebraska is such a quaint town. I have lived here for over 14 years and it has always been really nice. Crime is really low here! The people are all really nice and genuine and always got your back when you need it. The city works people work day and night constantly improving our city. When it snows, they are in those snow plows clearing the road and making it much safer for us to get to where we need to go. I highly recommend looking into moving to Papillion if you haven't already! It is an amazing city all around!