Papillion is a great place to live, work and play. In fact, our city was recently ranked #2 among small cities in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live. That recognition is a reflection of the high quality of life that our city, school district and business community strive to achieve for our residents. You will find that the many facets of our community are filled with great people who make Papillion a great place.
I encourage you to explore this website to learn more about all that our city has to offer. Our city is filled with great parks and trails, whether you like hiking and biking or are looking for a playground to enjoy with the family. In addition to the parks in your neighborhood, Halleck Park, Walnut Creek Lake & Recreation Area and Prairie Queen Recreation Area are each amazing outdoor spaces.
Speaking of outdoor spaces, make sure to catch one of the many free and ticketed events at the SumTur Amphitheater, cool off at Papio Bay Aquatic Center, or hit the links at one of our two 18-hole championship golf courses.
If you are a resident, be sure to stop by the Sump Memorial Library, Papillion’s public library, to receive your library card. The library is filled with resources for education, enrichment and entertainment for both children and adults.
Welcome to the Papillion community! If you have any questions about our community or city services, feel free to call the Mayor’s Hotline at 402-827-1111.
Quick Facts about Papillion
- Population: 19,510; Jurisdiction: 30,000+
- Average Resident Age: 36
- Median Household Income: $74,111
- Median Home Price: $166,500
The City of Papillion has the lowest property tax levy of cities in the Omaha metropolitan area: 45.192 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The owner of a $200,000 house pays approximately $900 per year in property tax to the City of Papillion. Here are the services they receive in return:
- Police Department: 43 sworn officers who respond to 25,000 calls for service each year;
- Fire Department: 55 professional firefighters who cover more than 60,000 people in 68 square miles, fire marshal serving the Building Department;
- Public Works: Maintains 256 lane miles of roads, provides curb-to-curb snow removal within eight hours of storm’s end;
- Recreation: Offerings include Papio Bay Aquatic Center, SumTur Amphitheater, the Papillion Senior Center and two 18-hole golf courses, among many other activities and events;
- Parks: 13 city parks, 17 miles of hiking/biking trails;
- Library: 250,000 annual circulation, offers youth and adult programs;
- Planning and Building: Guides city’s commercial and residential growth, provides timely reviews of building projects and inspections to ensure construction safety.