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Omaha city - Douglas County (part), Nebraska

Douglas County (part), Nebraska
Nickname(s):Gateway to the West
Motto(s):Fortiter in Re ("Courageously in every enterprise")
Founded:1854
Incorporated:1857
Population
- Total:408.958 (2010)
- Density:3.195,0/sq mi (1.239,3/sq km)
Area code(s):402, 531
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
Website:www.cityofomaha.org
Area
- Total:132 sq mi (340 sq km)
- Land:128 sq mi (330 sq km)
- Water:4 sq mi (10 sq km)
- % water:2,94 %
Latitude:+41.2613594
Longitude:-096.0295316

Omaha city - Douglas County (part) is located in the state of Nebraska. It occupies the area of 132 square miles. 4 square miles are water areas and 128 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Douglas County (part) lies at +41.2613594, -096.0295316 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 408.958 living in the Douglas County (part). The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (73.07%), Black or African American (13.68%) and Some Other Race (6.89%). Median age is 33 for the males and 35 for the females.

Statistical data for the Douglas County (part) based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
408,958
White alone
298,81573.07 %
Black or African American alone
55,95013.68 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,3910.83 %
Asian alone
10,0142.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3260.08 %
Some Other Race alone
28,1936.89 %
Two or More races
12,2693.00 %

History of Omaha

The pioneer period in Omaha started in 1854 when speculators from the neighboring Council Bluffs founded a town and called it Omaha, which in the language of native tribes in the area meant “above all others upon a stream.” It was incorporated three years later. The construction of the terminus for the Pacific Railroad in Omaha started in 1863 and marked the beginning of the transition from a basically lawless frontier town to one of America’s largest railroad centers. Equally important for the development of Omaha was the founding of Union Stockyards in 1883, which attracted many immigrants, especially from Southern Europe. At the time the city also had over fifty brickyards. In 1898, Omaha hosted the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition with more than one million visitors. At the turn of the century, Omaha was one of the largest grain markets in the nation and most of its economy was based on agriculture, as well as on insurance.

The beginning of the 20th century in Omaha was marked by great social unrest and racial tensions. In 1909 there was a major riot that drove out almost entire Greek population out of Omaha and in 1919 a mob marched to the courthouse, burned down the building and lynched a black man who was suspected of having raped a white woman.

The foundation of Offutt Air Force Base after the Great Depression provided new boost for the city. The base is probably most famous for having constructed Enola Gay and Bockscar bombers used in the atomic bombing of Japan and today it is the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command.

In the 1980, the city attracted a number of telecommunications companies which replaced meatpacking sector as the Omaha’s largest employer. Omaha continued to grow and underwent several developing projects during the first decade of the 21th century, and its business environment is generally considered to be very healthy.

Geography and Climate

Omaha is located in eastern Nebraska, on the banks of the Missouri River. Like the rest of Nebraska, Omaha is located in what is sometimes called the “Heartland” of the USA. It occupies an area of 130.58 square miles, of which 3.5 miles are water.

The climate in Omaha is humid continental. Winters are cold and summers are hot, occasionally very humid, with frequent thunderstorms and occasional tornadoes.

Omaha Cityscape

The city is divided into Downtown, Midtown, North Omaha, South Omaha, West Omaha and East Omaha. West Omaha includes the historic Boys and Girls Town, as well as Regency, Miracle Hills and Gateway. Omaha also has a number of historically ethnic neighborhoods, such as Little Bohemia, Little Mexico, Greek Town and Little Italy.

Some of the historic districts in Omaha include Fort Omaha Historic Districts, Gold Coast Historic District and Omaha Quartermaster Depot Historic Center.

White flight and suburban sprawl in the city started in the 1950s and many suburbs today are gated communities or edge cities.

Population

In 2010, Omaha had a population of 408,958. The racial makeup was 68% non-Hispanic Whites, 13.7% African Americans, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 2.4% Asian, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 6.9% some other race and 3% two or more races.

The median household income in 2010 was $40,006 and the per capita income for the city was $21,756.

Economy

Omaha is among the top-ten largest cities in per-capita billionaires and Fortune 500 companies. Major employers in the city include Omaha Public Schools, Alegent Health System, First Data Corporation, Methodist Health System, Mutual of Omaha, Offutt Air Force Base, West Corporation, Nebraska Medical Center and ConAgra Foods.

The city has the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies: ConAgra Foods, Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific Railroad, Kiewit Corporation and Mutual of Omaha. Other major companies include the Gallup Organization, TD Ameritrade, First National Bank, Paypal, LinkedIn, HDR, Inc., Leo A. Daly and others.

Omaha is home to one of the richest people in the world, the billionaire and philanthropist Warren Buffett.

Events and Culture in Omaha

The city hosts the annual College World Series, which attracts a large number of visitors each year. The Henry Doorly Zoo, one of the best zoos in the world, and the Old Market are also very popular among tourists.

Omaha is home to the largest community theatre in the USA, the Omaha Community Playhouse. It also has a number of other theatre companies and venues, a symphonic orchestra and an opera company. Other significant cultural institutions include the Joslyn Art Museum, the Durham Museum, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, General Crook House and Great Plains National History Museum.

The city has a long tradition of rhythm and blues and of jazz and it is home of the so-called Omaha sound, with bands such as Bright Eyes, The Faint and Cursive.

Education

Omaha has eleven colleges and universities. Some of the top ranked ones include the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Creighton University, College of Saint Mary and Nebraska Methodist College.

Transportation

Omaha has played a central role in the history of transportation in the USA. It was the eastern terminus of the first transcontinental railroad and by the 1950s it was served by almost every major railroad. Today, however, the primary mode of transportation around, to and from the city is by car. Main highways in Omaha include I-80, I-480, I-29, I-680 and U.S. Route 75. The primary airport in the city is Eppley Airfield.

Statistical data for the Omaha city - Douglas County (part), Nebraska

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
408,958
White alone
298,81573.07 %
Black or African American alone
55,95013.68 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,3910.83 %
Asian alone
10,0142.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3260.08 %
Some Other Race alone
28,1936.89 %
Two or More races
12,2693.00 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
408,958
Not Hispanic or Latino
355,40586.91 %
Hispanic or Latino
53,55313.09 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
408,958
Not Hispanic or Latino
355,40586.91 %
White alone
278,17278.27 %
Black or African American alone
55,12815.51 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,2630.64 %
Asian alone
9,8892.78 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
2530.07 %
Some Other Race alone
8060.23 %
Two or More races
8,8942.50 %
Hispanic or Latino
53,55313.09 %
White alone
20,64338.55 %
Black or African American alone
8221.53 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,1282.11 %
Asian alone
1250.23 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
730.14 %
Some Other Race alone
27,38751.14 %
Two or More races
3,3756.30 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
34
Male
33
Female
35

Household Type

Total
162,627
Family households
96,47759.32 %
Husband-wife family
66,10168.51 %
Other family
30,37631.49 %
Male householder, no wife present
8,04826.49 %
Female householder, no husband present
22,32873.51 %
Nonfamily households
66,15040.68 %
Householder living alone
52,60979.53 %
Householder not living alone
13,54120.47 %

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Omaha1st National Bank Of Omaha68197
OmahaAir Mail Facility68119
OmahaBar Code68172
OmahaBellevue68157
OmahaBenson68104
OmahaBlue Cross Blue Shield68180
OmahaBusiness Reply68172
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OmahaLa Vista68138
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