Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha: The largest city in Nebraska and the center of the Omaha metropolitan area. It is located on the Missouri River in eastern Nebraska. Omaha is known for its meatpacking industry, its college football, and its many attractions, such as the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Omaha Children's Museum.


Omaha is a city located in the county of Douglas in the U.S. state of Nebraska. Its population at the 2010 census was 408,958 and a population density of 1,114 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 478,393 inhabitants.

The city was created 170 years ago in 1853.

Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska located along the Missouri River. As of July 29, 2023, Omaha has an estimated population of 478,192 residents. Here are some key facts about Omaha:


Omaha was founded in 1854 and quickly grew as a transportation hub for railroads and cattle ranching. It served as a major industrial center during World War II.


Omaha lies along the Missouri River bordering Iowa with a mainly flat terrain consisting of plains and valleys. Its riverfront areas have been revitalized in recent years.


Major industries include finance, insurance, telecommunications, transportation, and food processing. Headquarters include Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific, and Mutual of Omaha.

Culture & Entertainment

Omaha has a vibrant arts scene and hosts the College World Series. The Old Market district offers boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife. The Henry Doorly Zoo is a top attraction.


The Omaha metro has nearly 1 million residents. Omaha attracts many new residents for its economic opportunities and Midwest quality of life.

In summary, Omaha is a growing Midwestern hub ideal for business, families, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking an affordable cost of living and strong job market.

Omaha locator map
Location of Omaha on Nebraska map.

Quick Facts about Omaha

Population : 478,393 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
County : Douglas County
Head of government : mayor
Postal code : 68101–68164, 68022
Phone Area Codes : 402
Area : 367.27 km2
Legislative body : Omaha City Council
Altitude : 1,089 feet / 332 meters
Capital city : Omaha is capital of Douglas County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (170 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00, UTC−06:00
Local time : 18:21:06 (27th February 2024)
Density : 1,303 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 14.51% (2010-2020)
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Heartland of America Park Omaha Nebraska
Heartland of America Park  Omaha  Nebraska image


Omaha is located at 41°15'23"N 95°56'26"W (41.2562600, -95.9404300).

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The population of Omaha increased by 14.51% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2008 438,646 - census
2010 408,958 -7.26% census
2011 462,181 11.52% estimation process
2012 465,386 0.69% estimation process
2013 468,249 0.61% estimation process
2014 470,620 0.5% estimation process
2015 472,880 0.48% estimation process
2016 475,274 0.5% estimation process
2017 476,579 0.27% estimation process
2018 477,404 0.17% estimation process
2019 477,766 0.08% estimation process
2020 478,393 0.13% estimation process

Omaha zip code is 68102. County name: Douglas, County fips: 31055

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People born in Omaha (200)

People born in Omaha, including dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter Fred Astaire, politician and academic Ed Zschau, musician Dave Stryker, .


  • David Doyle (American actor (1929-1997)) he was born in 01/12/1929
  • Terry Kiser (American actor) he was born in 01/08/1939
  • Dorothy McGuire (American actress (1916-2001)) she was born in 14/06/1916
  • Carl Forberg (racing driver) he was born in 04/03/1911
  • Nick Nolte (actor, film producer) he was born in 08/02/1941
  • Irene Worth (actress (1916-2002)) she was born in 23/06/1916
  • Montgomery Clift (American actor) he was born in 17/10/1920
  • Elliott Smith (American singer-songwriter) he was born in 06/08/1969
  • Nicholas Sparks (American writer and novelist) he was born in 31/12/1965
  • Gabrielle Union (American actress, activist, and author) she was born in 29/10/1972
  • Jaime King (American actress and model) she was born in 23/04/1979
  • Anne Ramsey (American actress) she was born in 27/03/1929
  • Swoosie Kurtz (American actress) she was born in 06/09/1944
  • Wade Boggs (American baseball player) he was born in 15/06/1958
  • Jorge Garcia (American actor and comedian) he was born in 28/04/1973
  • Edward Zorinsky (American senator (1928-1987)) he was born in 11/11/1928
  • Tillie Olsen (American writer) she was born in 14/01/1912
  • Jean Heather (American actress) she was born in 21/02/1921

Schools in Omaha

College & universities near Omaha, NE

Code Name City ZIP
181002 Creighton University Omaha (NE) 68178
180832 Clarkson College Omaha (NE) 68131-2739

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Omaha, NE

Code Name Address Type
OMA Omaha 1003 S. 9th Street RAIL
LNK Lincoln 201 North 7th St. RAIL

Post offices near Omaha

Post Office Name City ZIP
Postal Emporium Post Office Omaha (NE) 68102

Other places with the same name (4)

Other cities in Douglas County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Douglas County , NE.

City Name Population Title
Ralston 7,254 City in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Valley 2,928 City in Nebraska, United States
Bennington 1,518 City in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Waterloo 914 Village in Nebraska, United States
Elkhorn 356 Human settlement in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States of America
Boys Town 328 Village in Nebraska

Distance to Other Cities

Omaha distances to largest Nebraska cities