|City of Omaha|
View of downtown from Heartland of America Park
Gateway to the West, The Big O
Fortiter in Re (Latin)
(English: "Courageously in every enterprise")
Location within Douglas County
|• Mayor||Jean Stothert (R)|
|• City Clerk||Dan Esch (D)|
|• City Council|
|• City||144.59 sq mi (374.48 km2)|
|• Land||140.98 sq mi (365.14 km2)|
|• Water||3.61 sq mi (9.34 km2)|
|Elevation||1,090 ft (332 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||Nebraska: 1st |
|• Density||3,447.66/sq mi (1,331.14/km2)|
|• Urban||725,008 (US: 58th)|
|• Metro||975,454 (US: 59th)|
|• CSA||1,136,211 (US: 57th)|
|Time zone||UTC−06:00 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−05:00 (CDT)|
|Area code||402, 531|
|GNIS feature ID||0835483|
|Auxiliary Interstate highways|
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]
References[change | change source]
- Mullens, P.A. (1901) Biographical Sketches of Edward Creighton and John A. Creighton. Creighton University. p. 24.
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder". factfinder.census.gov. Archived from the original on 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2019-02-11.