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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Ralston is a suburb of Omaha with a population of 7,314. Ralston is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Living in Ralston offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ralston there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ralston and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Ralston...
Population
7,314

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Ralston 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
    39.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    106.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    199.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,260.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    265.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Ralston

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,469
National
$55,322
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Ralston Reviews

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Great city with some great people. Everyone knows everyone, and schools are quite diverse compared to other Omaha/Millard/Papillion schools. Small town, great 4th of July events, annual Christmas tree lighting. They are just beginning their new "Hinge" project to redo most of Old Ralston.
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I love being able to grow up and experience the local friend and relationships I have while attending all the elementary, middle and high school here. This city is just a suburb of a larger city Omaha but Ralston comes with its own unique differences, us as a are close nit and all support our local sporting teams. My friendships have began at elementary level and they only flourished the longer I lived here. Ralston is home.
I have lived in Ralston for a while, and it is a lovely, quiet little suburb where everybody knows each other. I would definitely suggest living here to other people, especially to new, young families. The town is very safe and entertaining. It has many parks and a wonderful school system full of teachers eager to help your children succeed.