Mayor's Office

Mayor David Black


Welcome to the City of Papillion. Recently, our city was voted one of the top 10 Best Places to Live in a review of American towns conducted by MONEY Magazine and CNN.com. 

We are pleased to welcome you to this Web site. Whether you are just browsing or researching a place to live, you have found what we believe is the finest community in America.

Papillion has the advantages of small-town living with the convenience of a major metropolitan area only minutes away. The median household income for Papillion is $78,547 per year, the median home price is $156,237, and there are nine colleges or universities within a 20-minute drive.

When choosing a place to live, families often consider the school system and crime rates. Papillion is part of an excellent 7,400-student school district with a low 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio. School assignments are based on neighborhoods, and the district recently built a new high school. We are proud that Papillion students consistently rank among the top in the state in SAT and ACT scores.

The Papillion Police Department is one of few nationally that requires officers to have a college education. The department places a strong emphasis on community policing, and our officers maintain a vigilant presence in our schools and on our streets. As a result, Papillion has a crime risk of 15. A risk of 100 reflects a safe area; the lower the number, the better.

Complementing our police department is the Papillion Fire Department, the only full-time, career fire department in the county with 7-day-per-week, 24-hour-per-day advanced life support and paramedic services. It's just another of the many amenities Papillion offers its residents. The City also owns and operates a 23,000-square-foot library, an aquatic center with a zero-depth pool and two water slides, and two 18-hole, par 70 golf courses.

In addition, the City boasts first-class parks and a multitude of programs and activities for the area youth, adults, and seniors. Plans are also in place to expand the park system 10-fold over the next 20 years. Visit our Parks Department and Recreation Department Web pages for more information.

We hope you have found your visit to this site educational. If you are considering Papillion as a place to live or locate a business, we would like to visit with you. You can reach the mayor's office at 402.827.1111 or via the Mayor's Hotline link at the top of this page. Papillion is a wise choice.