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    Offutt AFB, NE Local Information

    Omaha, Nebraska is the closest major city to Offutt. Omaha is a major midwestern city with about 410,000 people, with a greater surrounding population of up to 1.2 million. Offutt is Sarpy County, which has a population of about 160,000 people, and Omaha is in Douglas County, population about 520,000; this is the most densely populated area in Nebraska. Other nearby small communities include Bellevue (53,000), La Vista (16,000), and Papillion (19,000).

    It is about 13 miles from downtown Omaha to Offutt; this takes about 24 minutes to commute; the commute to Bellevue, La Vista, or Papillion is 11 to 25 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Omaha area ranges from $450 to $800 per month, with a median of about $600 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Omaha is about $145,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Omaha and the surrounding area is on the banks of the Missouri river, and is on a gently rolling plain, turning to low river valley as the plains reach the river. This is a large city, for the Midwest, on the far eastern border of the state.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a humid climate, with bitter winter temperatures of the low 30s to low 10, with an infamous wind chill. Summer temperatures range from the high 80s to high 60s and sometimes thick humidity. Summers are humid, with 2 to 5 inches of rain a month, regular thunderstorms, and occasional tornado fronts. Winters are cold, with up to 7 inches of snow a month, strong cold winds, and a tendency to ice sheet. Springs and falls can be very pleasant, and summer evenings temperate.