Omaha Population & Demographics

Our population not only possesses the education and qualities employers are looking for, but encompasses the Midwest work ethic simply part of the fabric of our region.

Population

Greater Omaha has a population of 931,666.

Characterized by steady growth, we've expanded by 14.9% between 2000 and 2011 and we're projected to grow another 7.3% by 2016.

Approximately 1.3 million people live within a 60-minute drive of Omaha.

Race/Ethnicity

With a diverse cultural makeup, ethnic minorities comprise 19.6% of our population including a Hispanic populace of 9.8%.

Age

Our reputation as a vibrant, growing community attracts young and talented workers ready to ignite their career.

The average age is 35.2 years compared to the U.S. median of 37.5 years.

More than 35.6% of the population is under 25 years of age.

This young demographic provides area employers a significant source of active, well-educated workers.

Income

When it comes to income, once again, we surpass the national average, enhancing our ability to attract and retain the caliber of workforce essential to success.

Greater Omaha’s income: $56,445 compared to $53,133 for the nation (2012)

Expected to increase by another 6.4% by 2017, reaching over $60,000.

 

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Shannon McClure
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