Founded in 1854 by land speculators, Omaha was incorporated as a city in 1897. Omaha, named after an American Indian tribe, means “those going against the wind or current.” The city continues to live up to its name with world-class attractions, nationally known restaurants and a creative culture feeding an ever- growing artistic community.
Omaha is governed under a Mayor-Council form of government; the city is divided into seven districts each offering a unique Omaha experience. See below for more information on Omaha and what’s available in each Councilmember’s district. Learn more about Mayor Jean Stothert here.
Population: Omaha 446,599 / Metro Area 925,858
Nebraska's largest city
41st largest city in the United States.
Located in Douglas County