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15%
Income/capita NAT. AVG.
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Household income NAT. AVG.
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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexOmahaNebraskaNational
Income per capita$34,449$28,596$29,829
Median household income$62,213$54,384$55,322
Median income owner occupied$83,972$69,541$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,315$32,466$35,192
Median earnings male$41,528$36,411$36,919
Median earnings female$31,295$24,833$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%2.9%4.7%
Poverty level12.0%12.4%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Omaha is 15% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Omaha is 12% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Omaha is 34% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Omaha is 21% lower than the national average

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      $41,471 $62,213 $124,426
      City
      $36,252 $54,384 $108,768
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Omaha median earnings by income bracket

      Omaha employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.8%12.8%
      Manufacturing sector10.7%10.7%
      Financial & insurance services7.6%7.6%
      Wholesale & retail services14.7%14.7%
      Public administration2.9%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%8.5%
      Education, health & social services12.1%12.1%
      Other28.3%28.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Cedar Creek, NE396$98,19477.5%
      Bennington, NE2,075$92,73867.6%
      Papillion, NE24,310$90,00062.7%
      Crescent, IA753$84,53152.8%
      Chalco, NE10,092$76,25037.8%
      Omaha, NE479,529$62,21312.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Colorado Springs, CO471,686$67,71922.4%
      Raleigh, NC469,698$69,72026.0%
      Kansas City, MO491,158$56,1791.5%
      Long Beach, CA462,081$66,41020.0%
      Atlanta, GA497,642$64,17916.0%
      Omaha, NE479,529$62,21312.5%
      Source: The Omaha, NE employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).