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Voter turnout trends in the Omaha metro, as told by 2 charts

Recent local voter turnout rates have increased by over 24%. Since 2014, the Omaha-Council Bluffs area has consistently seen a voter turnout rate between 43% and 60% in both local […]

Oct 28th, 2022   Landscape Stories

How safe is the Omaha metro?

Property crime is trending downward. Pottawattamie County has seen higher rates of property crime than Douglas or Sarpy. Still, property crime has been on the decline in all three counties […]

Oct 18th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Omaha’s Food Deserts: Who has access to healthy foods

People living below the poverty line are four times more likely to have difficulty accessing affordable, healthy foods. While overall, 16% of individuals in our community lack access to healthy […]

Sep 28th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Working multiple jobs? Data shows you’re not alone

Did you know that one in 10 residents in Iowa and Nebraska work multiple jobs compared to one in 20 nationally? While unemployment is low in our community, it’s almost […]

Sep 12th, 2022   Landscape Stories

How much renters need to earn to afford a 2-bedroom apartment in Omaha

While our community is often considered an affordable place to live, a closer look at rental costs shows that is not true for all. To afford a two-bedroom apartment, a […]

Sep 1st, 2022   Landscape Stories

Commuting by Public Transportation in Omaha? Here’s Your Average Travel Time

For 30% of people who use public transit in our community, it takes over 45 minutes to get to work, compared to 6% of people who drive a car. In […]

Aug 15th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Where Omaha-Council Bluffs Ranks for Kindergarten Readiness

Iowa and Nebraska have slightly higher rates of preschool enrollment than the national average. Since 2015, Iowa has had higher rates of preschool enrollment for three- to four-year-olds. Nebraska as […]

Jul 26th, 2022   Landscape Stories

How accessible are the arts in Omaha?

When the arts are accessible and reflect all people and cultures in a community, they can be a gateway for improved educational and social outcomes, as well as a primary […]

Jul 18th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Meet the generation of Omahans that volunteer, give the most in 2 charts

A large percentage of people in the Omaha metro are giving or volunteering. Rates are consistently higher for people who are older (and have a higher income). Volunteering and philanthropic […]

Jun 29th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Is Omaha Pedestrian, Bike Friendly? With Better Infrastructure, It Could Be

Key Points Local nonprofits continue to advocate for safer, better connected biking and walking options throughout the metro. A dedicated bike lane is being tested to great success on Harney […]

May 25th, 2022   Landscape Stories, Nonprofits, Stories

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