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Welcome to Omaha (aka 'Omaha City') ...

The city of Omaha is located in Douglas County<1> and is the County Seat for Douglas County.

When the people of Omaha<2> refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Omahan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Omaha has a population of 478,192 people<4> (see below for details).

Omaha was established in 1854.

The city of Omaha has also been called Omaha City.

The community of Omaha is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Omaha lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Omaha: (402) & (531)<6>

The ZIP codes for Omaha: 68046, 68102-68114, 68116-68120, 68122, 68124, 68127, 68130-68139, 68142, 68144, 68145, 68147, 68152, 68154, 68155, 68157, 68164, 68172, 68175, 68176, 68178-68180, 68182, 68183, 68197, 68198<7>

Websites for Omaha ...

Official Website:   www.cityofomaha.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.omahachamber.net/

Junior League:   www.juniorleagueomaha.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Omaha had an population of 478,192 people. This is an increase of 16.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Omaha had a population of 408,958 people (which is 79.09% of the total population of Douglas County). This makes Omaha the county's most populous community.

The population of Omaha represents 22.39% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 408,958 people, the population of Omaha increased 4.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 390,007 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Omaha.

Adding Omaha to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Omaha in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Omaha elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1895).

We also found Omaha on a Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Omaha on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Omaha ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Omaha - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Missouri, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Omaha.

Communities near Omaha ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Omaha.

  • Council Bluffs [Pottawattamie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council Bluffs
    • Council Bluffs [Pottawattamie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the east of Omaha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 62,166 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council Bluffs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Council Bluffs<9>
  • Bellevue [Sarpy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
    • Bellevue [Sarpy County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the southeast of Omaha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 53,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<9>
  • Papillion [Sarpy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Papillion
    • Papillion [Sarpy County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the south of Omaha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,471 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Papillion have been provided by the GNIS.<10> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Papillion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Papillion<9>
  • Plattsmouth [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plattsmouth
    • Plattsmouth [Cass County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the south of Omaha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,441 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<10> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattsmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plattsmouth<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elkhorn [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Douglas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the west of Omaha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<10> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhorn<9>
    • Gretna [Sarpy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Sarpy County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Omaha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<9>
    • Carter Lake [Pottawattamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter Lake
      • Carter Lake [Pottawattamie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the east of Omaha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,785 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carter Lake<9>
    • Valley [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
      • Valley [Douglas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the west of Omaha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,890 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<10> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley<9>
    • Springfield [Sarpy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Sarpy County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Omaha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<10> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<9>
    • Bennington [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Douglas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the northwest of Omaha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<10> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennington<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Omaha. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Omaha.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Omaha. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Omaha.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Omaha. Our list includes 320 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Omaha.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Omaha ...

Looking for more information about Omaha? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Omaha, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Omaha.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Douglas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Omaha: www.cityofomaha.org/

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Douglas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Omaha is also known as Omaha City. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Omaha.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Omaha refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Omaha may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Omaha.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Omaha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Omaha). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Omaha or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Omaha includes: 68046, 68102, 68103, 68104, 68105, 68106, 68107, 68108, 68109, 68110, 68111, 68112, 68113, 68116, 68117, 68118, 68119, 68122, 68124, 68127, 68130, 68131, 68132, 68133, 68134, 68135, 68136, 68137, 68138, 68142, 68144, 68145, 68147, 68152, 68154, 68155, 68157, 68164, 68172, 68175, 68176, 68178, 68179, 68182, 68183, 68197 & 68198.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Omaha) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Omaha. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Omaha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Omaha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2600, Longitude: -96.0242    
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<10>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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