Omaha 72 Excellent
Omaha Livability #252 ranked city in Nebraska#10,295 ranked city in the USARanks better than 64% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Omaha Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Omaha Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Nebraska
928% less expensive than the US average
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Omaha cost of living
F Omaha Crime Total crime is 70% higher than Nebraska
Total crime
3,80662% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2762% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Omaha crime
C- Omaha Employment Household income is 7% lower than Nebraska
Median household income
$50,8278% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,5454% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%19% lower than the US average
Omaha employment
C+ Omaha Housing Home value is 2% higher than Nebraska
Median home value
$139,80024% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$81914% lower than the US average
Home ownership
57%10% lower than the US average
Omaha real estate or Omaha rentals
C- Omaha Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Nebraska
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Omaha K-12 schools
C Omaha User Ratings There are a total of 26 ratings in Omaha
Overall user rating
63% 26 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 8 total reviews
User surveys rating
76% 18 total surveys
all Omaha poll results

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      Living in Omaha, NE

      Located in the state of Nebraska, Omaha is a large city with a population of 443,072 people. With a population density of 3,215 people per square mile, Omaha is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 77% of Omaha residents are White, 13% Black and 3% Asian. Omaha is known to be family friendly as more than 70% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 56% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Omaha is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in Nebraska, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Omaha, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living and more.

      Using data and statistics Omaha has received a livability score of 76 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 85th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a phenomenal score, as Omaha ranks well in multiple categories! If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Omaha ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and education (A+). On a more negative note, Omaha does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F) and weather (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Omaha, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Henry Doorly Zoo, Old Market, and Old Market.

      Knowing that the Omaha schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 72%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Assuming that Omaha meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Omaha. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Omaha are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Omaha come in at $139,800, which is 1.8% higher than the Nebraska average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Omaha, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 12% higher than the Nebraska average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Omaha will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Omaha, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.2%.

      Omaha transportation information

      Average one way commute19min18min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.0%81.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.4%9.4%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.5%0.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.3%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home3.6%4.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Omaha, NE data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).