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The Omaha Metropolitan Area, officially known as the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), is an urbanized region centered on the city of Omaha, Nebraska. The region extends over a large area on both sides of the Missouri River in Nebraska and Iowa, in the American Midwest. The Omaha Metropolitan Area is the 59th largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 933,316 (2017).[1] As defined by the Office of Management and Budget, it consists of eight counties—five in Nebraska and three in Iowa.[2][3] The region is locally referred to as "Greater Omaha", "the Metro Area", "the Metro", or simply "Omaha". The core counties of Douglas and Sarpy in Nebraska and Pottawattamie in Iowa contain large urbanized areas; the other five counties consist primarily of rural communities.

Omaha Metro
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA
Map of Omaha Metro
Coordinates: 41°15′35″N 95°55′18″W / 41.2597°N 95.9217°W / 41.2597; -95.9217
CountryUnited States
State(s)
Largest cityOmaha
Other cities
Area
 • Total4,407 sq mi (11,410 km2)
Population
 • Total942,198 (2,018 estimate)
 • Rank59th in the U.S.
 • Density213.8/sq mi (133/km2)

The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) encompasses the Omaha-Council Bluffs MSA as well as the separate Fremont, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of the entirety of Dodge County, Nebraska. The total population of the CSA was 970,023 based on 2017 estimates.[4]

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Historical definitions and populationsEdit

Census Pop.
1950366,395
1960457,87325.0%
1970540,14218.0%
1980585,1228.3%
1990618,2625.7%
2000767,04124.1%
2010865,35012.8%
Est. 2018978,98913.1%
[5]
 
View from space of Omaha and Council Bluffs

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).[6]

Components of the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan areaEdit

CountiesEdit

County State 2017 estimate 2010 Census Change
Cass Nebraska 26,159 25,241 +3.64%[7]
Douglas Nebraska 566,880 517,110 +9.62%[7]
Sarpy Nebraska 184,459 158,840 +16.13%[7]
Saunders Nebraska 21,303 20,780 +2.52%[7]
Washington Nebraska 20,667 20,234 +2.14%[7]
Harrison Iowa 14,134 14,937 −5.38%[8]
Mills Iowa 15,063 15,059 +0.03%[8]
Pottawattamie Iowa 93,533 93,158 +0.40%[8]

CitiesEdit

Primary cityEdit

 
The Downtown Omaha skyline from North Downtown.
  • Omaha – 408,958 inhabitants (2010)

Cities of 10,000 people or moreEdit

Cities of 5,000 to 10,000 peopleEdit

Cities of 1,000 to 5,000 peopleEdit

Cities and villages with fewer than 1,000 peopleEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

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 Kountze Place
1877 Gifford Park
1877 Saratoga, Nebraska
1877 Near North Side, Omaha
1887 Sheelytown
1887 Bemis Park
1915 South Omaha, Nebraska
1915 Dundee, Nebraska
1917 Benson, Nebraska
1917 Florence, Nebraska
1971 Millard, Nebraska
2005 Elkhorn, Nebraska

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "American FactFinder - Results". Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Hunzeker, S. "Nebraska Metro & Micro Statistical Areas" Archived January 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, Nebraska Department of Labor. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "May 2007 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Definitions." Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  4. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Ar/s: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (CBSA-EST2012-02)" (CSV). 2017 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. July 1, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Metro population hits 865,350". Omaha.com. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b c d e "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Washington County, Nebraska; Sarpy County, Nebraska; Saunders County, Nebraska; Douglas County, Nebraska; Cass County, Nebraska". Census Bureau QuickFacts.
  8. ^ a b c "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Harrison County, Iowa; Pottawattamie County, Iowa; Mills County, Iowa". Census Bureau QuickFacts.

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Coordinates: 41°15′35″N 95°55′18″W / 41.25972°N 95.92167°W / 41.25972; -95.92167