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Papillion, Nebraska
Downtown Papillion
Downtown Papillion
Location of Papillion within Nebraska and Sarpy County
Location of Papillion within Nebraska and Sarpy County
Coordinates: 41°9′21″N 96°2′27″W / 41.15583°N 96.04083°W / 41.15583; -96.04083Coordinates: 41°9′21″N 96°2′27″W / 41.15583°N 96.04083°W / 41.15583; -96.04083
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Sarpy
Area
 • Total 6.47 sq mi (16.76 km2)
 • Land 6.45 sq mi (16.71 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
1,010 ft (308 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 24,159
 • Density 3,745.58/sq mi (1,445.78/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
68046, 68133, 68157
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-38295
GNIS feature ID 0831967
Website papillion.org

Papillion is a city in Sarpy County in the state of Nebraska, United States. Designated as the county seat, it developed as an 1870s railroad town and suburb of Omaha. The city is part of the larger five-county metro area of Omaha. Papillion's population was 24,159 at the 2020 census. Its growth since the late 20th century has reflected Omaha's.

Overview

The city was named after the creek of the same name which flows through its center. The name Papillion (papillon) is derived from the French term for butterfly. According to local tradition the early French explorers named the creek Papillion because many butterflies were found along its grassy banks. Papillion was platted in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point. Papillion (sometimes referred to as "Papio" by its residents) is one of the last of the late-18th-Century Paris-inspired frontier cities left in the Midwest. Halleck Park, a recreation area in the heart of the city, includes many trails, open spaces, trees and a number of areas of interest, 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.

Shadow Lake Towne Center
Shadow Lake Towne Center

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. Village 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 city. Papillion Junior High School is in the downtown area south of Papio Creek; the building was the high school until August 1971 while the old junior high was directly west, across the street. Also downtown 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.

Other areas of interest in Papillion include Sarpy County Court House and Jail, Shadow Lake Towne Center, and Midlands Hospital all along Nebraska Highway 370 in the southern portion of the city.

Papillion is now Nebraska's home of Triple-A minor league baseball. Werner Park, located less than three miles (5 km) west of the city on Highway 370 in unincorporated Sarpy County, opened in 2011 as the new home of the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League. The Storm Chasers were formerly the Omaha Royals; after 42 years at Rosenblatt Stadium in south Omaha, the team moved out following the 2010 season and changed their nickname. They have been the only AAA-affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, an expansion club that entered the American League in 1969.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.47 square miles (16.76 km2), of which 6.45 square miles (16.71 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 444
1890 600 35.1%
1900 594 −1.0%
1910 624 5.1%
1920 666 6.7%
1930 718 7.8%
1940 763 6.3%
1950 1,034 35.5%
1960 2,235 116.2%
1970 5,606 150.8%
1980 6,399 14.1%
1990 10,372 62.1%
2000 16,363 57.8%
2010 18,894 15.5%
2020 24,159 27.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 18,894 people, 6,925 households, and 5,079 families living in the city. The population density was 2,929.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,131.0/km2). There were 7,240 housing units at an average density of 1,122.5 per square mile (433.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White, 3.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 5.2% of the population.

There were 6,925 households, of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Climate

Climate data for Papillion, Nebraska
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 32
(0)
38
(3.3)
50
(10)
63
(17.2)
74
(23.3)
84
(28.9)
87
(30.6)
85
(29.4)
77
(25)
65
(18.3)
48
(8.9)
35
(1.7)
61.5
(16.39)
Average low °F (°C) 12
(-11.1)
18
(-7.8)
28
(-2.2)
40
(4.4)
51
(10.6)
61
(16.1)
66
(18.9)
64
(17.8)
54
(12.2)
41
(5)
28
(-2.2)
16
(-8.9)
39.9
(4.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.77
(19.6)
0.80
(20.3)
2.13
(54.1)
2.94
(74.7)
4.44
(112.8)
3.95
(100.3)
3.86
(98)
3.21
(81.5)
3.17
(80.5)
2.21
(56.1)
1.82
(46.2)
0.92
(23.4)
30.22
(767.6)
Source: The Weather Channel

Economy

Companies based in Papillion include Data Axle.

Notable people

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