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Papillion is a suburb of Omaha with a population of 19,520. 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 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
19,520

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$829
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Papillion Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    102
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77
    500
  • Theft
    1,701
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$77,339
National
$55,322
Children
20%
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
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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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!
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Came here not knowing what to expect. After searching for a home, finally settled in Papillion and immediately knew this was the best place to live. Plus, it has made the top 10 list best places to live in the United States, several years now. We here nothing but great things about the schools system. Also, it seems that the community is growing everyday. Outdoor recreation activities are plentiful, as well as some nearby state parks to help pass the time when the weather is nice.
I lived here for 13 years and they were the best years of my life. I love this town and its people. It has a small town feel without feeling too small. The Dairy Queen and Runza are great places to go hang out with friends and get a bite to eat. The Shadow Lake shopping center has everything you'll need for groceries, clothes, books, food. Both high schools have show choirs and the Papillion La Vista South Titanium show choir is fantastic. There is a lot to do in Papillion, like the parade in the summer, Papillion Days carnival, bike trail, two pools, bowling alley, Papio Fun Park, dog park, numerous public parks, library. I could go on and on about this town. It caters to any person, any age, any animal. It is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. Everyone is nice and waves when you pass them on the road or walking the down the street. I seriously recommend this town to any and everybody.