Introduction to La Vista, Nebraska

La Vista, Nebraska in Sarpy county, is 7 mile SW of Omaha, Nebraska. La Vista’s population is around 11,699.

La Vista History

Incorporated in 1960, La Vista is the newest and fastest-growing cities in Nebraska. It is located in Sarpy County, which was explored by Lewis and Clerk in 1805. The city is located in Sarpy County, which was created on February 1, 1857, and named in honor of Colonel Peter Sarpy.

La Vista and nearby Attractions

  • Seymour Smith Park
  • Sarpy County Museum
  • Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Omaha Children's Museum
  • Lauritzen Gardens
  • La Vista Falls Golf Course

Things To Do In La Vista

The Papillon Family History Center and the Henry Doorly Zoo are popular local spots among tourists and residents alike. Seymour Smith Park offers a wide variety of recreational activities for people of all ages. La Vista Falls Golf Course is an ideal destination for golfers.

La Vista Transportation

Air transportation is available from Eppley Airfield.

La Vista Higher Education

Metropolitan Community College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Bellevue University are the nearest sites of higher education.


Total Population 17,125
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 10,166
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.8%
Median Earnings25+ $37,875
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,464


Median Family Income $66,616
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 32.7%
Median Gross Rent $868
Median House Value $139,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 16.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Vista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sarpy
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 68128
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.183
Longitude -96.03

La Vista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station BLAIR
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 29.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, La Vista, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lavista (68128)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellevue 52,690 $68,154
Boys Town 914 $68,750
Omaha 435,454 $63,011
Papillion 21,100 $90,356
Ralston 6,826 $65,928
Springfield 1,288 $66,406

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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La Vista Public Library
La Vista, Nebraska
(402) 537-3900
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