La Vista, Nebraska

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La Vista is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 11,699 at the 2000 census. The city was incorporated in 1960 and is the newest city in the state. La Vista is a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska 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 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.

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Geography

La Vista is located at 41°11′4″N 96°2′22″W / 41.18444°N 96.03944°W / 41.18444; -96.03944 (41.184344, -96.039441)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.4 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.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,699 people, 4,404 households, and 3,131 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,114.8 people per square mile (1,590.5/km²). There were 4,511 housing units at an average density of 1,586.6/sq mi (613.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.45% White, 2.94% African American, 0.39% Native American, 2.35% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.62% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.15% of the population.

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