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Industrial and commercial center of the state

Omaha is a city in Douglas County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Indian tribe.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Omaha. For links to other places called Omaha, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Omaha is 41.258N. The longitude is -95.937W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,060 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 404,267.


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Median household income
Local
$40,006
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Omaha demographic reports
Omaha is on the Missouri River.
Omaha became a transportation hub after construction of the Union Pacific Railroad in the 1860s.

In recent years, the city has developed as a telecommunications center.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2,627. The number of murders and homicides was 35. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.
No. 10 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (big cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "About Schmidt"
· 1996 movie, "Citizen Ruth"
· 1991 movie, "The Indian Runner"
Well-known residents have included:
· Warren Buffett, wealthy investor
· Marlon Brando, actor
· Malcolm X, black activist
· Swoosie Kurtz, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Septemberfest - Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2007
  • River City Roundup & Douglas County Fair - Sept 27-30, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Ambience Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Polka Days - April 27-29, 2007
  • German Day - June 9, 2007
  • Summer Arts Festival - June 22-24, 2007
  • Railroad Days - July 14-15, 2007
  • Art in Bloom Festival - Aug. 11-12, 2007
  • Polish Festival - Aug. 19, 2007
  • Autumn Festival - Nov. 1-4, 2007
  • Douglas County Fair - Sept. 27-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Omaha web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kenefick Park, Neale Woods Nature Center, Dodge Park, Wehrspann Lake
Omaha attractions: Lauritzen Gardens, FunPlex, Henry Doorly Zoo, Mallory Kountze Planetarium, Mount Vernon Gardens
Sports teams: Royals (minor league baseball), Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (AHL)
Historic sites and museums: Great Plains Black History Museum, Durham Western Heritage Museum, El Museo Latino, Father Flanagan's Boys Town, Freedom Park, Omaha Children's Museum, Joslyn Art Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Nebraska, Creighton University, Clarkson College, College of Saint Mary, Grace University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 80
Quotes:
This is one of the most masculine cities in America.
-- Inside U.S.A.
John Gunther
Songs:
· "Omaha" (Counting Crows)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Omaha demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Omaha area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68110 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Omaha residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Omaha ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Omaha was $21,756, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Omaha residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Omaha festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Omaha, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $471.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.


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Libraries in Omaha include A V Sorenson Branch Library, Benson Branch Library, Charles B Washington Branch Library, Florence Branch Library, Millard Branch Library, Milton R Abrahams Branch Library, South Branch Library, W Clarke Swanson Branch Library, W Dale Clark Library, Willa Cather Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Omaha include Omaha World-Herald

TV stations in Omaha include KETV, KMTV, KPTM, KXVO, KYNE, WOWT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KIOS-FM.

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Douglas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Omaha political report.

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Omaha restaurants taking online reservations include Vivace - Omaha ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Omaha workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 76 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Omaha between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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