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Omaha

The City in Brief

Founded: 1854 (incorporated 1857)

Head Official: Mayor Mike Fahey (D) (since 2001)

City Population

1980: 314,255

1990: 344,463

2000: 390,007

2003 estimate: 404,267

Percent change, 1990–2000: 13.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 48th

U.S. rank in 1990: 48th

U.S. rank in 2000: 53rd

Metropolitan Area Population

1980: 585,122

1990: 618,262

2000: 716,998

Percent change, 1990–2000: 16.0%

U.S. rank in 1980: 57th

U.S. rank in 1990: Not reported

U.S. rank in 2000: 60th

Area: 118.88 square miles (2000)

Elevation: ranges from 965 to 1,300 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 52° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 30 inches of rain; 32 inches of snow

Major Economic Sectors: Services, wholesale and retail trade, government, manufacturing

Unemployment Rate: 5.0% (February 2005)

Per Capita Income: $21,756 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 28,781

Major Colleges and Universities: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Daily Newspaper: The Omaha World-Herald

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