Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
966,688
0.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
36.3
0.554% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.51%
2.12% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$79,634
7.97% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$229,500
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
501,789
0.925% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA had a population of 967k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $79,634. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA grew from 959,306 to 966,688, a 0.77% increase and its median household income grew from $73,757 to $79,634, a 7.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.33%), White (Hispanic) (4.94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.21%).

None of the households in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,604 degrees awarded in 2022), Bellevue University (3,235 degrees), and Creighton University (2,955 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA was $229,500, and the homeownership rate was 66%.

Most people in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA was 2 cars per household.

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA borders Fremont, NE and Lincoln, NE.

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Population & Diversity

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA is home to a population of 967k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.42% of Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA residents were born outside of the country (71.7k people).

In 2022, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (718k people) in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 47.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2022 Citizenship
95.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.5% of Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    718k ± 838
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    70.8k ± 1.33k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    47.8k ± 2.08k
11.3%
Hispanic Population
109k people

In 2022, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (718k people) in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 47.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.3% of the people in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA are hispanic (109k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    89,131 ± 10,266 people
  2. India
    18,856 ± 4,700 people
  3. Guatemala
    15,932 ± 4,318 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska and Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 89,131 Nebraska and Iowa residents, followed by India with 18,856 and Guatemala with 15,932.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.42%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
71.7k people
7.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
73k people

As of 2022, 7.42% of Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA residents (71.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA was 7.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    17,505 ± 1,048
  2. Vietnam
    16,932 ± 753
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    10,845 ± 631

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA employs 502k people. The largest industries in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (75,089 people), Retail Trade (53,427 people), and Educational Services (46,101 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,120), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,182).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

502k
2022 Value
± 5,132
0.925%
1 Year growth
± 1.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA grew at a rate of 0.925%, from 497k employees to 502k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (58,766 people), Management Occupations (55,292 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (47,059 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

502k
2022 Value
± 5,132
0.925%
1 Year growth
± 1.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA grew at a rate of 0.925%, from 497k employees to 502k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (75,089 people), Retail Trade (53,427 people), and Educational Services (46,101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, though some of these residents may live in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,885
Median earning men ± $602
$40,950
Median earning women ± $622

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,414), Public Administration ($76,195), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,874).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,249), Public Administration ($53,111), and Wholesale Trade ($52,201).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 9,103
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 6,948
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 5,838
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa and Nebraska went to Donald J. Trump with 54.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.5%).

Deb Fischer, Pete Ricketts, Chuck Grassley, and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska and Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska and Iowa is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska and Iowa

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.
Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Deb Fischer, Pete Ricketts, Chuck Grassley, and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Nebraska and Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska and Iowa

Nebraska and Iowa is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska and Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA awarded 15,880 degrees. The student population of Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 26,912 male students and 37,460 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA are White (10,783 and 70%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,359 and 8.82%), Black or African American (984 and 6.39%), and Two or More Races (754 and 4.9%).

The largest universities in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,604 and 22.7%), Bellevue University (3,235 and 20.4%), and Creighton University (2,955 and 18.6%).

The most popular majors in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA are Registered Nursing (1,360 and 8.56%), General Business Administration & Management (1,265 and 7.97%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (635 and 4%).

The median tuition costs in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA are $15,214 for private four year colleges, and $8,842 and $25,218 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 64,372 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 64,372 students enrolled in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 38,867 records, of which 59.5% were women and 40.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,121 degrees awarded
  2. 601 degrees awarded
  3. 410 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA was Registered Nursing with 1,121 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,604 degrees awarded
  2. 3,235 degrees awarded
  3. 2,955 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nebraska at Omaha with 3,604 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,230 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, which is 0.646 times less than the 9,650 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 10,783 degrees mean that there were 7.93 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,359 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($15,214) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,586) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.787% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.13M), Some college (928k), and Bachelors Degree (779k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA was $229,500 in 2022, which is 0.814 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $195,000 to $229,500, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA is 66%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA is $79,634. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $99,533, followed by Sarpy County, NE and Warren County, IA, with respective values of $95,911 and $89,741.

Property

$229,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,555
$249,834
Median Property Taxes
±$2,740

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66% of the housing units in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $99,533, followed by Sarpy County, NE and Warren County, IA, with respective values of $95,911 and $89,741.

The following map shows all of the counties in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$79,634
Median Household Income
± $961
378k
Number of Households
± 4,193

In 2022, the median household income of the 378k households in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA grew to $79,634 from the previous year's value of $73,757.

The following chart displays the households in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA is from Nebraska and Iowa.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 and income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11%)
  3. Carpooled (7.93%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11%) and those who carpooled to work (7.93%).

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.51% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (90.3k out of 949k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.5% of the population of Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 2.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nebraska see 1309 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0763% decrease from the previous year (1310 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1259 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 341 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Iowa see 1347 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 569 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,309 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nebraska
1,347 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Nebraska see an average of 1,309 patients per year. This represents a 0.0763% decrease from the previous year (1,310 patients).

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,347 patients per year. This represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1,357 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nebraska and Iowa in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.51%
Uninsured
56%
Employer Coverage
11.5%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
2.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA declined by 2.28% from 7.68% to 7.51%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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