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We’re So Much More than Flyover

960,8861

Greater Omaha population

62,3092

Council Bluffs population

Source: 1. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016.” 2. U.S. Census Bureau, “Table DP05: ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates.” 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates.

About 35% of Greater Omaha’s and Council Bluffs’ populations are 24 years of age or younger, with median ages of 35.2 and 36.6 years, respectively.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, “Table DP05: ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates.” 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates.


93,5821

Pottawattamie County (Iowa) population

14,9721

Mills County (Iowa) population

14,1491

Harrison County (Iowa) population

More than 33% of Pottawattamie County’s population is 24 years of age or younger, with a median age of 39.2 years.

More than 31% of Mills County’s population is 24 years of age or younger, with a median age of 41.9 years.

More than 30% of Harrison County’s population is 24 years of age or younger, with a median age of 43.8 years.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, “Table DP05: ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates.” 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates.


We make more – and pay less.

Greater Omaha’s cost of living1 is 8.2% below the national average and our median household income2 ($57,590) is almost 7% higher than the national median.

Source: 1. Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), 2016 Cost of Living Index 2. JobsEQ® (ACS 2011-2015)

We can’t talk “cost of living” without highlighting our affordable housing. On the median, you’re going to pay $162,0001 in Greater Omaha for an existing home, compared to the U.S. median of $228,4002.

Source: 1. Omaha Area Board of Realtors, Great Plains Regional MLS, December 2016 2. National Association of Realtors, Research & Statistics (Housing Indicators), March 2017


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 168,000 children are enrolled in our public and community schools, while an additional 21,000 attend local private, parochial and non-denominational schools.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education (2015-2016), Iowa Department of Education (2014-2015), Archdiocese of Omaha


The region's top colleges and universities – right here, too.

Over 20 colleges and universities with a combined enrollment of close to 95,000 students.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Fall 2013, Statebook International

*Enrollment includes students seeking a certificate/degree as reported by NCES

Two internationally recognized medical schools – the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center


35.5% of Greater Omaha’s population has a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 31.3% for the U.S. as a whole.

Source: JobsEQ® (ACS 2011-2015)


Get there more easily – from here.

Eppley offers over 70 flights a day to nearly 390 destinations worldwide, with just one connection. Furthermore, there are 28 non-stop destinations.

In 2016, Eppley served more than four million passengers.

Source: Omaha Airport Authority

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