Papillion is a city in Sarpy County in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It is the county seat of Sarpy County. Papillion is a suburb of neighboring Omaha. Local residents use the nickname Papio to refer to the creek that runs through the city. The population was 16,363 at the 2000 census. In 2007 Papillion was named the #6 best place to live by Money Magazine.
The town prides itself on recreational areas. Halleck Park is a park in the heart of the town that includes many trails, open spaces, trees and a number of areas of interest next to it including Papio Fun Park
, Papio Bay Aquatic Park, Papio Pool, and Papio Bowl. In addition to trails, trees and much green space, inside the park there are tennis courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds, "The Duck Pond", Monarch Field ("The Pit"), and E.A. Fricke Field. There are also nine other baseball diamonds within the park for youth. The baseball diamonds are spread across three fields: Halleck, Blonde, and Papio Bay. City Park, Papio Bay Aquatic Center (including two water slides and a zero depth pool) and Walnut Creek recreational park round out just a few of the many parks and recreational interest points of the town. The city also has a brand new shopping center called Shadow Lake Towne center. The city is rapidly growing and due to the increase in population, Midlands Hospital is undergoing an expansion to accommadate the city. A new elementary school on the south-west side of the city called Patriot Elementary, has also been recently added to this booming town.
Papillion Junior High School is located in the old downtown area south of Papio Creek, as is the Old A.W. Clarke banking house, Sump Memorial Library, City Hall, Portal One-Room School House, Papillion Municipal Building (Sarpy County Courthouse until 1970), and the John Sutter House.
To the south along Highway 370 lies the Sarpy County Court House and Jail, Shadow Lake Shopping Center, and Midlands hospital.
Papillion is located at (41.155884, -96.040867).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 16,363 people, 5,505 households, and 4,337 families residing in the city. The population density
was 3,927.9 people per square mile (1,515.1/km²). There were 5,751 housing units at an average density of 1,380.5/sq mi (532.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.02% White
, 2.46% African American
, 0.38% Native American
, 1.41% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander
, 1.00% from other races
, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.92% of the population.
There were 5,505 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $63,992, and the median income for a family was $70,737. Males had a median income of $45,678 versus $27,984 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,521. About 2.5% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.
The 2006 population estimate is 21,271. Papillion is predicted to become the 4th largest city in Nebraska by 2020
Papillion is part of the Papillion-La Vista Public School District
. There are two high schools
located in the town. Papillion-La Vista South High School
(built in 2003
) is located in southwest Papillion while Papillion-La Vista High School
is located in the north. Papillion has one junior high
and six public elementary schools
in the town. The school district has well over 8,000 students and is one of the fastest growing districts in Nebraska.