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STATS & COST OF LIVING

By the Numbers

Population The Omaha Combined Statistical Area (Greater Omaha CSA) encompasses nine counties: Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington counties in Nebraska and Harrison, Mills, and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa and covers 4,900 square miles. The Greater Omaha CSA has a population of 925,858. The City of Omaha (located in Douglas county) has a population of 419,041. In addition, nearly 1.3 million people live within a 60 minute drive of Omaha.

2012 POPULATION BY COUNTY Greater Omaha CSA Total

• 2012 CARGO VOLUME: 90 MILLION POUNDS

Total White

80.4%

Black

7.7%

American Indian or Alaska Native

0.7%

529,915 166,881

Asian or Pacific Islander

Cass, NE

25,082

Dodge, NE

36,899

Douglas, NE Sarpy, NE

Greater Omaha’s Eppley Airfield is served by 18 jet air carriers and eight freight carriers. The passenger carriers provide approximately 90 daily departures to 20 non-stop cities. • 2012 AIR PASSENGERS: 4.1 MILLION

2012 POPULATION DISTRIBUTION GREATER OMAHA CSA 925,858

Air Service

2012 AGE DISTRIBUTION GREATER OMAHA CSA Under 19

29.0%

2.2%

20-34

20.8%

Saunders, NE

21,158

Some Other Race

0.8%

35-54

26.6%

Washington, NE

20,594

Two or More Races

8.1%

55-74

18.2%

Harrison, IA

14,765

Hispanic Ethnicity

9.8%

75 and Over

5.5%

Mills, IA

15,245

Not Hispanic or Latino

90.2%

Median Age:

35.2

Pottawattamie, IA

95,319

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions; U.S. Census Bureau

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions; U.S. Census Bureau

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions; U.S. Census Bureau

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Cost of Living

2013 COST OF LIVING INDEX GREATER OMAHA MSA

The Greater Omaha Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) cost of living ranges from 10 to 13 percent less than the national average. The median price of an existing home in Omaha was $135,400 in first quarter 2013 compared to the U.S. median price of $176,400. According to the Cost of Living Index (COLI) the average cost of a two bedroom apartment is $682 per month. For a list of comparison cities, please visit our website.

Note: National Average equals 100.

Source: National Association of Realtors

Misc. Goods & Services

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Education

All Items

85.6

Grocery

83.9

Housing

75.8

Utilities

90.8

Transportation

94.9

Health Care

101.0 87.1

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, Second Quarter 2013

Economy & Taxes There are 36,000 businesses and 40,000 self-employed businesses in the Greater Omaha MSA employing approximately 467,400 non-farm workers in 2012. Omaha’s annual unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for 2012, while the U.S. annual unemployment rate for 2012 was 8.1 percent.

2012 EMPLOYMENT DISTRIBUTION GREATER OMAHA MSA

2012 LABOR FORCE INDICATORS Labor Force Total (Greater Omaha CSA)

482,893

Unemployment (Greater Omaha CSA)

21,371

Unemployment Rate (Greater Omaha CSA)

4.4%

41,600

Professional and Business Services

Unemployment Rate (U.S.)

8.1%

66,700

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Education and Healthcare Services

73,100

2012 HOUSEHOLD INCOME (HHI)

Leisure and Hospitality

45,600

Median HHI (Greater Omaha CSA)

Other Services

17,400

Government

65,500

Construction/Mining

21,100

Manufacturing

31,300

Trade, Transportation and Utilities

93,800

Information

11,400

Financial Activities

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Median HHI (U.S.)

$56,445 $53,133

In Greater Omaha, educational opportunities abound with a strong public school district, private and parochial schools, and nationally noted colleges and universities. Greater Omaha is served by a multitude of public and private education options. For k-12, the area’s families and children benefit greatly from a dedicated system of award-winning schools and educators. Approximately 145,000 children are enrolled in public schools in the Greater Omaha CSA. Local private, parochial and non-denominational schools enrollment is more than 21,000. Greater Omaha and its neighboring communities exceed national education standards in every way. • Of adults age 25 and older, more than 90 percent are high school graduates compared to 85 percent nationally. • 31.4 percent of Greater Omaha college graduates have bachelor’s degrees or higher compared to the 27.9 percent for the U.S. as a whole. Greater Omaha and the surrounding communities offer some of the top colleges and universities in the region including: • Eighteen colleges and universities with a combined enrollment of 71,000 students • Two internationally recognized medical schools – the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions; U.S. Census Bureau

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