West Omaha is a geographic area of Omaha, Nebraska that comprises all points within the Omaha metropolitan area west of 72nd Street.
West Omaha comprises a majority white population and is formed of mostly affluent middle class and upper class workers and professionals. A recent survey shows that rent on a three-bedroom apartment in west Omaha costs an average of $989. Average rents reported in other areas of the city are $834 for a three-bedroom apartment in northwest Omaha; $824 in southeast Omaha; $694 in northeast Omaha.
The average home value in West Omaha is over $80,000 more than North Omaha. One isolated West Omaha voting district added over 15,000 jobs from 1987 to 1995. In North Omaha total job growth was just under 11,000, with over 3,000 lost in the same time period.
West Omaha is home to several communities, including the historical Boys Town. Ralston, a city in south-central Douglas County surrounded by Omaha on three sides and roughly bounded by 72nd to the east, 84th to the west, L on the north, and Harrison on the south. Elkhorn, on the outskirts of western Omaha and annexed in 2007; Millard, a broad area of southwest Omaha and annexed in 1971. Chalco, an unincorporated area southwest of Omaha in northern Sarpy County, is also widely regarded as a part of west Omaha.
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Coordinates: 41°15′47″N 96°05′28″W / 41.26306°N 96.09111°W