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Nebraska : What you need to know

The fact that billionaire Warren Buffett lives in Nebraska says a lot about what the Cornhusker State has to offer. Affordability is one of the key factors contributing to Nebraska’s continual growth. Residents living in Nebraska enjoy a plethora of outdoor attractions and charming, small towns. The best places to live in Nebraska include Omaha, Lincoln and Scottsbluff.

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Quick Facts about NE

Population 1,869,365
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $52,997
Median Home Price $133,200
Median Property Tax $1,270
Median Rent $66

Employment Rate in NE

  Employed 96.6%
  Unemployed 3.4%

Race in NE

  Ethnicity White 88.1%
  Ethnicity Black 4.7%
  Ethnicity Asian 2%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 10%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.9%
  Ethnicity Other 1.9%

Employment Rate in NE

  Employed 96.6%
  Unemployed 3.4%

Educational Levels in NE

  Bachelor's Degree 19.6%
  Associate's Degree 9.9%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 9.7%
  High School Graduate 27.5%
  Some College, No Degree 23.9%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 29.3%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 90.7%

Industry in NE

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 4.6%
Construction 6.7%
Manufacturing 10.9%
Wholesale Trade 2.8%
Retail Trade 11.6%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.6%
Information 1.9%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 7.4%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 8.2%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.8%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 7.9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.5%
Public Administration 4.2%

Housing in NE

  Homes Rent 66.2%
  Homes Owned 33.8%

Nebraska Rankings

Best places to Live in Nebraska

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Omaha 440,034 $137,000 $49,896
Lincoln 269,726 $147,100 $49,840
Bellevue 54,067 $135,600 $57,719
Grand Island 50,582 $117,400 $46,831
Kearney 32,217 $153,100 $50,566
Fremont 26,483 $115,300 $47,629
Hastings 24,973 $98,100 $46,443
North Platte 24,420 $100,500 $44,367
Norfolk 24,393 $119,500 $46,250
Columbus 22,584 $122,500 $52,579
Papillion 19,463 $165,800 $74,992
La Vista 16,895 $140,000 $57,032
Scottsbluff 14,955 $94,000 $37,572
South Sioux City 13,315 $107,600 $44,784
Beatrice 12,355 $95,500 $42,707
Chalco 11,258 $138,900 $66,944
Lexington 10,152 $76,900 $43,096
Alliance 8,500 $88,600 $48,631
Gering 8,429 $118,300 $49,488
Blair 7,995 $142,800 $46,790