Sarpy County in Nebraska is ranked among the top 100 fastest-growing counties for percentage growth in housing units according to Census Bureau data. Omaha World-Herald staff writer Cindy Gonzalez says that the county's No. 64 ranking puts it in the top 3% of counties for pace of bringing new housing options to market. In the first half of this decade, Sarpy added about 5,200 dwellings. While neighboring Douglas County increased its number of dwellings by nearly twice that (about 9,500), it showed a slower growth rate because it started with a larger house base.
The Nebraska county is booming:
Papillion, Nebraska, Mayor David Black expects to see office parks and a wave of daytime jobs to follow the continued residential and commercial development, and the city now is laying a foundation for that phase.
Construction itself produces jobs and fuels a local economy, too. According to the National Association of Home Builders, building 100 single-family homes typically creates a one-year estimated impact of 394 local jobs, $28.7 million in income and $3.6 million in taxes and revenue for local governments.