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Centrally located in the United States and close to both metropolitan cities of Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, Otoe County is a great place to do business!

Otoe County is bordered by the Missouri River on the east. This body of water comprises the border between Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. The strategic location of the county is in close proximity to Iowa, Missouri and Kansas which offers Otoe County businesses a prime location with easy access to Interstates and 4-lane highways ideal for shipping, distribution and a valuable labor pool.

Statistics show the positive business climate in Otoe County with more than a 22% increase in the number of businesses in the last 8 years. Otoe County, Nebraska is a great place to live, work and play.

Nebraska City, the largest community in Otoe County and county seat, is deeply rooted in its rich history while embracing its future.  Less than a one hour drive to Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska City offers a small town quality of life and a great place to raise a family.   As the home of the internationally celebrated Arbor Day, Nebraska City is proud of the diverse green spaces and spirit of environmental stewardship.  The community invites individuals who are looking for a safe environment to raise their families, explore their dreams and discover a lifestyle only offered in southeastern Nebraska.


Otoe County quick facts:
Population 15,741
Median Age 42.9
High School Graduates Age 25+ 87.5%
Bachelors Degree or Higher 20.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.5 miles
Total Number of Households 6,335
Median Household Income $46,921
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing $109,800


For a printable brochure and information regarding the demographics of Nebraska City and other Otoe County communities click on Location One.


Top Private Sector Employers EE’s
Cargill Meat Solutions, Manufacturing 635
American Meter Company, Manufacturing 527
Arbor Day Farm, Services 298
Nebraska City Public Schools, Government 207
Wal-Mart, Retail 180
CHI-St. Mary’s Community Hospital, Services 170
Omaha Public Power District, Services 164
Ambassador Group, Services 102
Nebraska City Utilities 72
Diversified Foods & Seasonings 63