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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,348
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+4,028
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32%
Median Earnings25+$38,114
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,901
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,366

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,231
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$870
Median House Value$138,600

Ancestry

German32.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.3%
Irish17.3%
English10.9%
Italian7%
Polish6.3%
Czech5.4%
Swedish4.7%
French Except Basque3.1%
Danishn2.8%
Norwegian2.5%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch1.2%
Canadian1.2%
Greek0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Belgian0.1%
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Ralston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Douglas County, Sarpy County
Standard Zip Codes68127, 68128
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.21
Approximate Longitude-96.05

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)

StationOMAHA 9 NW
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationOMAHA EPPLEY AP
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip30.2 inches
StationBLAIR
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip30.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellevue53,040$74,711
Boys Town906$76,250
La Vista17,062$73,853
Omaha463,081$71,087
Papillion19,478$92,372
Springfield1,391$79,205

Ralston Public Libraries

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

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Ralston Public Schools

Ralston High School
8969 Park Dr
ZIP: 68127
(402) 331-7373
High
Total Enrollment 969
Ralston Middle School
8202 Lakeview
ZIP: 68127
(402) 331-4701
Middle
Total Enrollment 494
Seymour Elementary School
4900 S 79th St
ZIP: 68127
(402) 331-0540
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Wildewood Elementary School
8071 Ralston Ave
ZIP: 68127
(402) 331-6475
Primary
Total Enrollment 310

Ralston Private Schools

St Gerald School
7857 Lakeview St
ZIP: 68127
Elementary
Total Enrollment 418
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