New Residents


Papillion is a vibrant community nestled quietly south of the City of Omaha. Located in the center of Sarpy County, Papillion lies 20 minutes from Interstate 80 and I-29 and is a short 25 minute trip to Omaha's Eppley Airport. Today, Papillion continues to be rich in life and culture.

Our healthy economic climate, lowest crime rate in the state, productive work force, cultural diversity and community spirit make Papillion truly a special place for residents and visitors alike. No matter what your goal-finding a career, raising a family, discovering a new way of life or simply enjoying nature's pleasures, Papillion offers outstanding opportunities.
Dependable Public Safety

- Paid firefighters on duty 24/7

- Police Average Response Time: 1 min., 36 sec.

- Fire Average Response Time: 3min., 42 sec.

- New State-of-the-Art Police Station

- Second Fire Station recently opened

- Emergency Notification System
Effective Crime Prevention and Response

2005 Crime Index 

City/State Estimated Population Officers Crime Index
Papillion, NE 19,626 31 343
La Vista, NE 14,782 28 409
Fremont, NE 25,439 40 878
Hastings, NE 23,559 43 934

2006 Crime Index

City/State Estimated Population Officers Crime Index
Papillion, NE 20,542 36 317
La Vista, NE 15,777 31 395
Fremont, NE 25,451 38 752
Hastings, NE 25,575 37 102


Overall City Valuation is Increasing Substantially

- 39% Increase in property value since 2003

- Papillion's median household income - $73,978

- 212% Increase in sales tax revenue since 2003

New Businesses Are Opening at a Record Breaking Pace

- 60 new businesses opened in 2007

- Papillion offers more than one million square feet of shopping

- Shadow Lake Towne Center & Market Pointe

Lowest Tax Rate in the Last 20 Years

- 13.27% reduction in City tax rate between 2003 & 2006

Quality of Life

- Papillion's total park space - 653 Acres

- Papillion's percentage of park space - 28.7%

- Papillion offers two city-owned golf courses

- Twelve city parks & a city-wide trail system

- Sumtur Amphitheater - The area's only outdoor performance venue

- Sump Memorial Library - Offers Free Wi-Fi and programming for all ages


Affordable Housing

- More than 300 homes platted in the last year

- Plentiful housing inventory in all price ranges

- Close to schools and services