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Omaha, Nebraska

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

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

When the people of Omaha<1> refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Omahan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Omaha has a population of 466,893 people<3> (see below for details).

Omaha was established in 1854.

The community of Omaha is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Omaha: (402) & (531)<5>

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<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Omaha had a population of 408,958 people (or 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 total 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 (which had a count of 390,007 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Omaha had an population of 466,893 people. This is an increase of 14.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.71% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Omaha ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Omaha and not the distance if driven.<7>.

Community   2017
Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]   62,316   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,424   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bennington   [Map]   1,523   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Papillion   [Map]   19,539   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Omaha.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Omaha. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Omaha. Our list includes 320 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Omaha:

Websites for Omaha ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

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 ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Douglas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Omaha:

The official website for Douglas County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Omaha is also known as Omaha City. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Omaha.

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<2>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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Omaha.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Omaha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<6>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.

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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     [Map].

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