Omaha, Nebraska

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City of Omaha
View of downtown from Heartland of America Park
View of downtown from Heartland of America Park
Flag of Omaha
Official seal of Omaha
Gateway to 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′N 96°0′W / 41.250°N 96.000°W / 41.250; -96.000Coordinates: 41°15′N 96°0′W / 41.250°N 96.000°W / 41.250; -96.000
CountryUnited States
 • MayorJean Stothert (R)
 • City ClerkDan Esch (D)
 • City Council
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 • City144.59 sq mi (374.48 km2)
 • Land140.98 sq mi (365.14 km2)
 • Water3.61 sq mi (9.34 km2)
1,090 ft (332 m)
 • City486,051
 • Estimate 
 • RankNebraska: 1st
US: 40th
 • Density3,447.66/sq mi (1,331.14/km2)
 • Urban
725,008 (US: 58th)
 • Metro
975,454 (US: 59th)
 • CSA
1,136,211 (US: 57th)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
68022, 68101–68164
Area code402, 531
FIPS code31-37000
GNIS feature ID0835483[3]
AirportEppley Airfield
Interstate highwaysInterstate 29 in NebraskaI-80.svg
Auxiliary Interstate highwaysI-480.svgI-680.svg
U.S. RoutesUS 6.svgUS 34.svgU.S. Route 75 in NebraskaU.S. Route 275#Nebraska
WaterwaysMissouri River

Omaha is a very large city in the state of Nebraska in the United States. The city is home to 408,958 people making it the state's largest city both in population and geography.[4]

Music[change | change source]

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.

Business[change | change source]

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.

Sports[change | change source]

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.

Climate[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Mullens, P.A. (1901) Biographical Sketches of Edward Creighton and John A. Creighton. Creighton University. p. 24.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder". Archived from the original on 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2019-02-11.