Quick Facts

We're so much more than flyover.


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More than 35% of our population is 24 years of age or younger with a median age of 35.2 years
Source: Applied Geographic Solutions 2013

We make more – and pay less.

Our cost of living is 8.2% below – and our median household income ($56,383) is more than 6% higher – than the national median. 
Source: Applied Geographic Solutions 2013, U.S. Census Bureau 2013, Cost of Living Index Q3, 2014

We can’t talk “cost of living” without highlighting our affordable housing. On median, you’re going to pay $163,500 (2Q, 2015) for an existing home here compared to a U.S. median of $229,400.
Source: National Association of Realtors

An Education System – and students – that excel.

Our families have access to an array of high performing public and private K-12 education options – and our students achieve.

Approximately 143,000 children are enrolled in our public schools and an additional 20,000 attend local private, parochial and non-denominational schools.
Source: Nebraska Dept. of Education, 2010-11; Iowa Dept. of Education; 2012-2013, Archdiocese of Omaha

An Education System – and students – that excel. The region's top colleges and universities – right here, too.
 
Eighteen colleges and universities with a combined enrollment of close to 68,000 students. 
Source: Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Fall 2012

 
Two internationally recognized medical schools – the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center
 
Every year, our high schools graduate more than 9,000 students, 10,000 from area colleges and universities.
 
31% of our college graduates have a bachelor’s degrees or higher compared to the 28.9% for the U.S. as a whole. 
Source: Applied Geographic Solutions 2013, U.S. Census Bureau

 
Get there more easily – from here.

Eppley offers 150 flights a day to nearly 22 cities across North America, including 18 non-stop cities.

In 2013, Eppley served more than four million passengers.






 
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Shannon McClure
Director - Research Services