Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

Moving to Omaha? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Omaha metro area comprises 3 counties in Iowa and 5 counties in Nebraska. The largest cities in the Omaha metro area are Council Bluffs, Bellevue and of course, Omaha.

886,157 people live in Omaha within 340,906 households. The population of Omaha is 78% White, 8% Black and 2% Asian. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 9% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 7% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 34.9, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 26% of residents are under age 18. 12% are over age 65. 49% of Omaha’s residents are male.

Who lives in Omaha? There are 94,417 married couples without children and another 73,795 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 8,575 single dads and 24,935 single mothers. 96,421 residents of Omaha live alone.

How affordable is Omaha? The median household income in Omaha is $57,357 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $29,147 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Omaha area are found in Crescent with a median household income of $80,089, followed by Underwood and Papillion. The lowest incomes are in Boys Town with a median household income of $24,231, followed by Cedar Bluffs and Woodbine.

The highest home values in the Omaha area are found in Bennington with a median home value of $174,100, followed by Gretna and Papillion. The lowest home values are in Boys Town with a median home value of $0, followed by Dunlap.

23% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 30% earn less than $35,000. 5.6% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 17.0% of Omaha's children live below the poverty line.


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