Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE

Total Population: 915,312

(An increase of 5.77 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 51,662
  • Language Spoken at Home - 73,371

Quick Facts

  • Over eleven percent of the population over the age of five speak a language other than English at home, the large majority of which speak Spanish.

  • The fastest growing ethnic group in Omaha are the Hispanic people. The Hispanic population has more than doubled since the year 2000.

  • There are more than ten Native American tribes represented in the greater Omaha area.

  • Omaha has become one of the primary designations for Sudanese refugees in the United States. It is home to 10 South Sudanese people groups such as the Nuer, Dinka, Bari, Azande and Maban people, most of which speak the Nuer language .


Omaha was originally located in the territory occupied by the Omaha Native American tribe. Much of the city's history and culture is derived from its Native American roots. There is still a remnant of the different tribes that were located throughout the state of Nebraska. Moving on into the early and mid 20th century, the primary ethnic makeup of the area was European. There were significant immigrant populations from Western European countries such as Italy, France, Spain, and Germany, and Eastern European countries such as Poland and Russia. However, more recently the ethnic landscape has undergone a drastic shift.

The largest foreign-born group in the greater Omaha area are the Latino people. They comprise more than half of the immigrant population, and they are the fastest growing people group in the metro area. The largest is the Mexican people group, and there is also a growing Central American population from countries such as El Salvador, and Guatemala. The large majority of the Hispanic foreign-born population have arrived in Omaha after 1990, and the immigration rate is expected to increase in the future.

The area also has a growing Asian population as well. The Asian people are the second largest ethnic group. and the majority of the people have arrived after the year 2000. The city has decently sized Vietnamese, and Chinese populations, and the city looks forward to a developing Eastern Asian population. There is also a small but growing South Asian population the majority of which are from India.

People Group Highlights

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PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Arab, SudaneseSudanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam1,096
KashmiriIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam5
Arab, IraqiIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia7,000
Kanjobal, EasternGuatemalaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,500
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism1,040
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam565
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam337
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada285
Arab, JordanianJordanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam235
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam143
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic2,878
SalvadoranEl SalvadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal2,193
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana1,666
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,464
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,003
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox966
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic936
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism765
AzandeSouth SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Other / Marginal750
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox742
PolePolandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic694
SerbSerbiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity579
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant562
HonduranHondurasAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic408
Ethiopian, AmharaEthiopiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaChristianity - Orthodox387