Omaha, Nebraska

city in and county seat of Douglas County, Nebraska, United States

Omaha is a major US city located in the state of Nebraska in the center of the United States. The city is home to 486,051 people, making it the 39th largest city in the United States as of 2020. It is also the state's largest city both in population and geography.[5]

Omaha, Nebraska
Flag of Omaha, Nebraska
Official seal of Omaha, Nebraska
Gate-city of the West,[1] The Big O
Fortiter in Re  (Latin)
(English: "Courageously in every enterprise")
Location within Douglas County
Location within Douglas County
Omaha is located in Nebraska
Location within Nebraska and the United States
Omaha is located in the United States
Omaha (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°15′31″N 95°56′15″W / 41.25861°N 95.93750°W / 41.25861; -95.93750
Country United States
State Nebraska
Named forOmaha people
 • TypeStrong mayor–council
 • MayorJean Stothert (R)
 • City ClerkElizabeth Butler
 • City Council
Members list
 • City146.28 sq mi (378.85 km2)
 • Land142.67 sq mi (369.51 km2)
 • Water3.61 sq mi (9.35 km2)
Elevation1,060 ft (320 m)
 • City486,051
 • Estimate 
 • Rank40th in the United States
1st in Nebraska
 • Density3,658.41/sq mi (1,315.40/km2)
 • Urban
819,508 (US: 55th)
 • Urban density3,026.1/sq mi (1,168.4/km2)
 • Metro967,604 (US: 58th)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
68022, 68101–68164
Area code402 and 531
FIPS code31-37000
GNIS feature ID0835483[3]

Omaha is known for its Indie music scene. Bright Eyes and 311 are some of the most well known bands to come out of the city. Local music venues include the Slowdown in NoDo and The Waiting Room in Benson.

Connor Oberst, lead singer of Bright Eyes, started Saddle Creek Records in Omaha. The label is named after a street in Midtown Omaha, despite the label being housed in downtown. Saddle Creek Records is the owner of the Slowdown.



Omaha is home to a number national and global headquarters including TD Ameritrade, Berkshire Hathaway, Con Agra Foods, Mutual of Omaha, Woodmen of the World, and Hayneedle. First National Bank of Omaha's headquarters are located downtown at One First National Place, the state's largest building. Billionaire Warren Buffett calls the city home and hosts the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting at the Century Link Center in downtown Omaha.



The city hosts the College World Series every year at TD Ameritrade Park, since 2011. The series was formerly hosted at Rosenblatt Stadium prior to its condemnation in September 2010 and subsequent demolition in late 2012. The Series was first held in Omaha in 1947.



Omaha has a humid continental climate (Dfa in the Koeppen climate classification). Summers are hot and quite wet; winters are cold and quite dry.


  1. Mullens, P.A. (1901) Biographical Sketches of Edward Creighton and John A. Creighton. Creighton University. p. 24.
  2. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Omaha, Nebraska
  4. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 24, 2021. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  5. Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder". Archived from the original on 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2019-02-11.