Douglas County is the state's most populous county, home to over one-fourth of Nebraska's residents. Its county seat is Omaha, the state's largest city. With world-class attractions, nationally known restaurants and a creative culture feeding an ever-growing artistic community, Douglas County is a destination for a wide range of visitors.
Douglas County is governed by a Board of Commissioners; the county is divided into seven districts each offering a unique Omaha experience. See below for more information on Douglas County and what’s available in each Commissioner’s district.
Population (based on 2010 census): 517,110
Established in 1854
Named after Stephen Arnold Douglas, a US Senator responsible for creating the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This act made Kansas and Nebraska organized territories.
Made up of 6 cities: Bennington, Irvington, Omaha, Ralston, Valley, Waterloo
Includes the Village of Boys Town