Opportunity Zones in Nebraska

Nebraska has 44 designated opportunity zones, including 41 low-income communities, plus 3 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Nebraska’s opportunity zone urban-to-rural ratio is nearly identical to its statewide census tract ratio. Statewide, 60 percent of Nebraska’s tracts are located in urban areas; 61 percent of the state’s opportunity zones are urban.

Urban vs. Rural in Nebraska Opportunity Zones

Nebraska Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Nebraska’s opportunity zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 44 229 532
Low-income communities 41 135 176
Contiguous 3 94 97
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $35,103 $45,672 $57,120
Poverty rate 27.69% 16.64% 13.00%
Unemployment rate 8.12% 4.81% 4.27%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $94,771 $103,409 $136,334
Median rent/month $678 $701 $777
Homeownership 41.06% 60.92% 66.44%
Severe rent burden 21.93% 18.05% 16.93%
Vacancy rate 12.01% 11.99% 9.67%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 60.72% 75.99% 80.89%
Black alone 11.95% 6.97% 4.95%
Hispanic 18.32% 11.88% 9.41%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 3.76% 1.93% 1.96%
Younger than 18 21.94% 24.57% 24.30%
Older than 64 11.60% 15.48% 15.16%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 46.14% 43.50% 37.32%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 22.11% 21.82% 28.72%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 4.55% 0.00% 0.56%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 61.36% 54.15% 60.34%
In a micro area 25.00% 12.66% 16.73%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 13.64% 33.19% 22.93%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Nebraska Counties & Cities

List of counties in Nebraska: Adams, Antelope, Arthur, Banner, Blaine, Boone, Box Butte, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Chase, Cherry, Cheyenne, Clay, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dakota, Dawes, Dawson, Deuel, Dixon, Dodge, Douglas, Dundy, Fillmore, Franklin, Frontier, Furnas, Gage, Garden, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Hayes, Hitchcock, Holt, Hooker, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Kearney, Keith, Keya Paha, Kimball, Knox, Lancaster, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Madison, McPherson, Merrick, Morrill, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Perkins, Phelps, Pierce, Platte, Polk, Red Willow, Richardson, Rock, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Scotts Bluff, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Sioux, Stanton, Thayer, Thomas, Thurston, Valley, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, York

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Nebraska: Omaha, Lincoln

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Nebraska

Website: Nebraska Department of Economic Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Nebraska Adams 31001966000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Buffalo 31019969300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Buffalo 31019969600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Colfax 31037964800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Dakota 31043010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Dawson 31047968300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Dawson 31047968400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Dodge 31053963800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Dodge 31053964400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055001600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055001800 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055001900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055003900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055004000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055004300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055004400 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Nebraska Douglas 31055005200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055005902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055007001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Douglas 31055007459 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Garfield 31071973200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Hall 31079000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Hall 31079000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Lancaster 31109000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Lancaster 31109000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Lancaster 31109001800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Lancaster 31109001900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Lancaster 31109002001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Lancaster 31109002002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Lancaster 31109002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Lancaster 31109003003 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Lincoln 31111960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Madison 31119960700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Madison 31119961100 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Nebraska Merrick 31121966800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Red Willow 31145963300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Scotts Bluff 31157953700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Thurston 31173940200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska Valley 31175971400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nebraska York 31185969700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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