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Located in: Douglas County (see below)

Time Zone: Omaha lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (402), (531)<1>

ZIP Codes: 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<2>

Elevation: 1,060 feet [323.09 m] above sea level<3>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Omaha)


2017:<4>     466,893   (14.17% increase since 2010)  
2010:     408,958   (4.86% increase since 2000)
2000:     390,007

Total Area:<5>   130.6 sq. miles [338.2 km²]   - of which 2.67% is water (3.49 sq. miles [9 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   177,518

Websites for Omaha

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Omaha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2600, Longitude: -96.0242     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   41° 15' 35"
Lon:   -96° 1' 27"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Irvington

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Omaha

GNIS ID:   2396064
FIPS State / Place Code:   31 / 37000

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Omaha)

About Douglas County

The city of Omaha is the County Seat for Douglas County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Douglas)


2017:     561,620   (8.61% increase since 2010)  
2010:     517,110   (11.55% increase since 2000)
2000:     463,585

Total Area:   339.3 sq. miles [878.9 km²]   - of which 3.21% is water (10.89 sq. miles [28.2 km²])

Housing Units:   219,580

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Douglas

GNIS ID:   835849
FIPS State / County Code:   31 / 055

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Omaha)

About Nebraska

From the US Census


2017:     1,920,076   (5.13% increase since 2010)  
2010:     1,826,341   (6.72% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,711,263

Websites for State of Nebraska

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Nebraska

GNIS ID:   1779792
FIPS State:   31

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Omaha)

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Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Omaha. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Omaha, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Omaha.

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