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Omahsprawl

Research on Sprawl in Omaha from the 2004 Omaha Conditions Survey and the Census Bureau.
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Ryan McClure

on 25 July 2010

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Omahsprawl Research Questions
There is no difference in opinion related
to sprawl by race, income or educational attainment in
the Omaha metro area. Null Hypothesis: Alternate Hypothesis: Opinions of sprawl will vary by race, income, and educational attainment
in the Omaha metro area. Those people who contribute or are a benefactor
of sprawl will be more inclined to be accepting of it. What is sprawl? Everyone has their own definition
Initially America was an agrarian society
Industrial Revolution began the trend of rural to urban migration
Central Business Districts began to dominate trade and markets in American cities
Sprawl was first coined by Earle Draper in the 1930s
Sprawl became widespread with the invention of the automobile and implementation of the Interstate Highway System of the 1950s
Unlimited outward expansion
Low density housing developments
Leapfrog developments
No central planning
Dominated by automobile use
Where is the money in Omaha?
No Significant
Relationships with
this data. Ryan McClure
Graduate Student
Urban Studies
Research Methods
Dr. Smith Omaha conditions survey 2004,
u.s. census 1990 and 2000,
Go West Young Man go West Which race has been a
leading contributor to sprawl? pulled data from: So what have we learned? relationship 88% of the respondents were white
87% of the respondents in Douglas County were white
60% of the respondents think that rapid fringe growth is leading to sprawl related problems
93% of the respondents think old neighborhoods with diverse populations are a good thing
After observing the Census data it is apparent that some people may be saying one thing while doing another
However, significant data was observed in Douglas county by breaking down the data by zip codes East and West of 72nd street

Thanks to:
Casey Hughes for his help with some brilliant charts
&
Dr. Smith signif cant Limitations and Future Considerations Small sample of minority respondents
Interesting to compare to the 2010 OCS
Interesting to compare the trends from the 2010 Census
Interesting to observe minority patterns as well
Why is there a significant relationship for those in Douglas county, but not for those in the Omaha Metro Region as a whole? Null Hypothesis: There is no difference in opinion related
to sprawl by those who live on the East and West side of 72nd Street in Omaha, Douglas County. Alternate Hypothesis: There is a difference in opinion related
to sprawl by those who live on the East and West side of 72nd Street in Omaha, Douglas County.
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