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Overview

Introduction to Ralston, Nebraska

Ralston, Nebraska, in Douglas county, is 6 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska. The city is considered part of the Omaha metropolitan area. Ralston has a population of 6,314.

Ralston History

Ralston was previously a farm owned by Dr. George Miller, who sold the land to the Ralston Townsite Company in 1907. With the establishment of a post office in 1909, it was acknowledged as a rural town. Ralston was nearly completely destroyed by a tornado in 1913, but it was later rebuilt by the efforts of its citizens.

Ralston and nearby Attractions

  • Lakeview Golf Course
  • Wildewood Park
  • Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Omaha Children's Museum
  • Fun Plex Amusement Park

Things To Do In Ralston

The Fun Plex Amusement Park is a popular tourist destination, especially popular among children. The Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens provides historical insights into the city and country’s heritage. One can also visit the Dundee Theater and Orpheum Theater to enjoy cultural entertainment. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Lakeview Golf Course.

Ralston Transportation

Air transportation is available from Eppley Airfield.

Ralston Higher Education

Metropolitan Community College Area, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University and Bellevue University are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 5,997
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,641
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.8%
Median Earnings25+ $33,183
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,865
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,479

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,875
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $749
Median House Value $128,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 15.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ralston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Douglas
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 68127
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.205
Longitude -96.042

Ralston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station OMAHA 9 NW
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station OMAHA EPPLEY AP
Distance 10.7 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 24.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ralston, 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 54,067 $68,533
Boys Town 913 $0
La Vista 16,895 $70,023
Omaha 440,034 $64,360
Papillion 19,463 $90,264
Springfield 1,423 $68,672

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ralston Public Libraries

Library
Baright Public Library
5555 SOUTH 77TH STREET
Ralston, Nebraska
(402) 331-7636
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Ralston High Schools

RALSTON HIGH SCHOOL
402-331-7373
Serves 939 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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