is a city in Sarpy County
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 122,595 people, 43,426 households, and 33,220 families residing in the county. The population density was 510 people per square mile . There were 44,981 housing units at an average density of 187 per square mile...
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. The population was 15,758 at the 2010 census. The city was incorporated in 1960 and is the newest city in the state. La Vista is a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska
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and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. La Vista is part of the Papillion-La Vista School district. La Vista students attend the Papillion-La Vista High School and there is La-Vista Junior High and several grade schools serving the city. La Vista is bordered by the cities of Omaha and Ralston on the north, Papillion on the south, Bellevue on the east and Interstate 80
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on the west, where the city recently annexed large new areas devoted to commercial and retail developments. La Vista is Sarpy County's third largest city, after Bellevue and Papillion, the county seat.
La Vista is located at 41°11′4"N 96°2′22"W (41.184344, -96.039441).
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²), all of it land.
The nearest hospital is Midlands Hospital (3.4 miles) located in Papillion, Nebraska. Papillion is also the location of the county courthouse.
As of the census
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of 2010, there were 15,758 people, 6,419 households, and 4,058 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 4,114.8 people per square mile (1,590.5/km²). There were 6,670 housing units at an average density of 1,586.6 per square mile (613.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.4% White, 5.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, 4.0% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 3.2% from other races
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, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.
There were 6,419 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples
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living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $47,280, and the median income for a family was $52,819. Males had a median income of $34,732 versus $25,076 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $19,612. About 4.4% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.
La Vista falls within the Papillion-La Vista Public School
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La Vista Junior High
is located at 7900 Edgewood Blvd