Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area
The Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area is a metropolitan area comprising the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, and surrounding areas. The area has a population of 933,316 (2017). The metropolitan area, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget, consists of eight counties – five in Nebraska and three in Iowa. The area is locally referred to as "the Metro Area", "the Metro", or simply "Omaha". Three of the counties have large urban areas; the other five counties consist primarily of rural communities, most of which have populations of 1,000 or less.
|Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area|
|• Total||4,407 sq mi (11,410 km2)|
|• Total||944,244 (2,017 estimate)|
|• Rank||59th in the U.S.|
|• Density||196/sq mi (76/km2)|
Historical definitions and populationsEdit
Standard definitions for United States metropolitan areas were created in 1949; the first census which had metropolitan area data was the 1950 census. At that time, the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area comprised three counties: Douglas and Sarpy in Nebraska, and Pottawattamie in Iowa. No additional counties were added to the metropolitan area until 1983, when Washington County, Nebraska was added. Cass County, Nebraska was added in 1993; Saunders County in Nebraska and Harrison and Mills counties in Iowa became part of the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area in 2003.
The 2003 revision to metropolitan area definitions was accompanied by the creation of micropolitan areas and Combined Statistical Areas. Fremont, in Dodge County, Nebraska, was designated a micropolitan area. The Omaha–Council Bluffs–Fremont combined statistical area has a population of 858,720 (2006 estimate).
Components of the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan areaEdit
|County||State||2016 estimate||2010 Census||Change|
- Omaha – 408,958 inhabitants (2010)
Cities of 10,000 people or moreEdit
- Council Bluffs, Iowa - 62,230 inhabitants (2010)
- Bellevue, Nebraska – 50,137 inhabitants (2010)
- La Vista, Nebraska – 15,758 inhabitants (2010)
- Papillion, Nebraska – 18,894 inhabitants (2010)
Cities of 5,000 to 10,000 peopleEdit
- Blair, Nebraska – 7,990 inhabitants
- Glenwood, Iowa – 5,269 inhabitants
- Plattsmouth, Nebraska – 6,502 inhabitants
- Ralston, Nebraska – 7,187 inhabitants
Cities of 1,000 to 5,000 peopleEdit
Cities and villages with fewer than 1,000 peopleEdit
Annexations of formerly incorporated places by the City of OmahaEdit
|Annexations by the City of Omaha|
|Year||Former incorporated area name|
|1854||East Omaha, Nebraska|
|1877||Near North Side, Omaha|
|1915||South Omaha, Nebraska|
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- "Metro population hits 865,350". Omaha.com. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
- Iowa Data Center. "Population Estimates and Components of Population Change for Iowa's Combined Statistical Areas (2003 Definition): 2000–2006" (PDF). Retrieved April 6, 2007.
- "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Washington County, Nebraska; Sarpy County, Nebraska; Saunders County, Nebraska; Douglas County, Nebraska; Cass County, Nebraska". Census Bureau QuickFacts.
- "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Harrison County, Iowa; Pottawattamie County, Iowa; Mills County, Iowa". Census Bureau QuickFacts.
- Population for Iowa metropolitan areas and components, 1950 – 2000
- omaha.towncommons.com – wiki website for the Omaha–Council Bluffs metro area