Other cities in the 402 area code include: Columbus, Beatrice, Offutt Afb, York, South Sioux City, Bellevue, Seward, Plattsmouth, West Point, Tekamah, Wayne, Nebraska City, Schuyler, Blair, Crete, Wahoo, Fairbury, Oneill, Valentine, Humphrey, Aurora, Albion, Hebron, Stromsburg, Utica, Liberty, Elkhorn, Auburn, Ashland, Superior, Valley, Ainsworth, Tecumseh, Laurel, Pender, Randolph, Spencer, Saint Helena, Friend, Peru, Fairfield, Butte, Avoca, Sutton, Arlington, Osceola, Nelson, Kennard, David City, Neligh, Geneva, Falls City, Louisville, Doniphan, Allen, Brock, Hickman, Ong, Syracuse, Pawnee City, Exeter, Union, Naper, Genoa, Long Pine, Humboldt, Greenwood, Platte Center, Newcastle, Orchard, Hoskins, Red Cloud, Gretna, Waverly, Madison, Milford, Dakota City, Wilber, Bennington, Springfield, Oakland, Atkinson, Battle Creek, Weeping Water, Kenesaw, Harvard, Emerson, Blue Hill, Bennet, Juniata, Clay Center, Hooper, Clarkson, Shelby, Fairmont, Howells, Cedar Bluffs, Adams, De Witt, Murray, Sterling, Firth, Clatonia, Polk, Johnson, Clearwater, Cook, Pilger, Weston, Talmage, Table Rock, Nehawka, Unadilla, Lindsay, Hallam, Bruning, Denton, Pleasant Dale, Craig, Guide Rock, Dunbar, Alexandria, Morse Bluff, Brunswick, Jackson, Davey, Dawson, Martell, Ruskin, Reynolds, Mills, Newman Grove, Wakefield, Wymore, Ceresco, Stuart, Palmyra, Mead, Elmwood, Dorchester, Coleridge, Homer, Plymouth, Winside, Decatur, Monroe, Niobrara, Shickley, Ulysses, Murdock, Grafton, Brownville, Tobias, Dixon, Burchard, Tilden, Creighton, Eagle, Fort Calhoun, Valparaiso, Elgin, Cortland, Leigh, Prague, Bellwood, Western, Raymond, Filley, Bloomfield, Lyons, Mc Cool Junction, Beaver Crossing, Milligan, Brainard, Gresham, Benedict, Douglas, Pickrell, Nemaha, Elk Creek, Winnetoon, Burr, Davenport, Yutan, Henderson, Dodge, Malcolm, Bradshaw, Rising City, Garland, Chester, Marquette, Lynch, Daykin, Jansen, Bruno, Hardy, Du Bois, Colon, Swanton, Carleton, Crab Orchard, Hartington, Wisner, Ponca, Saint Edward, Walthill, Winnebago, Bassett, Phillips, Odell, Springview, Diller, Dwight, Ohiowa, Ithaca, Inman, Steele City, Steinauer, Waterbury, Glenvil, Pierce, Stanton, North Bend, Crofton, Wausa, Beemer, Hampton, Giltner, Page, Carroll, Shubert, Wynot, Hordville, Byron, Kilgore, Trumbull, Plainview, Scribner, Osmond, Deshler, Verdigre, Bancroft, Petersburg, Oakdale, Chambers, Staplehurst, Herman, Johnstown, Wood Lake, Crookston, Nenzel, Macy, Ewing, Saronville, Meadow Grove, Belden, Virginia, Newport, and Rosalie.
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County. Omaha is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the nation's 43rd-largest city. According to the 2014 Population Estimates, Omaha's population was 446,599. Including its suburbs, Omaha formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2013, with an estimated population of 895,151 residing in eight counties. The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, Nebraska-IA Combined Statistical Area is 931,667, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 estimate. There are nearly 1.3 million residents within the Greater Omaha area, comprising a 50-mile (80 km) radius of Downtown Omaha, the city's center.Omaha's pioneer period began in 1854, when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city was founded along the Missouri River, and a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West". Omaha introduced this new West to the world in 1898, when it played host to the World's Fair, dubbed the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. During the 19th century, Omaha's central location in the United States spurred the city to become an important national transportation hub. Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads and breweries. In the 20th century, the Omaha Stockyards, once the world's largest, and its meatpacking plants gained international prominence.Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway ; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation ; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha ; and the United States' largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, according to a decade's worth of Forbes Magazine rankings, some of which have ranked him as high as No. 1. Omaha is also the home to five Fortune 1000 headquarters: Green Plains Renewable Energy, TD Ameritrade, Valmont Industries, Werner Enterprises, and West Corporation. Also headquartered in Omaha are First National Bank of Omaha, the largest privately held bank in the United States; three of the nation's largest 10 architecture/engineering firms: DLR Group, HDR, Inc., and Leo A Daly ; the Gallup Organization, of Gallup Poll fame; and its riverfront Gallup University. Enron began in Omaha as Northern Natural Gas in 1930, before taking over a smaller Houston company in 1985 to form InterNorth, which Kenneth Lay moved permanently to Houston, in 1987.The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City" and ranked it number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list. Tourism in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska as well as being named the best zoo in the world by Trip Advisor in 2014. Also, Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 2008, 2012 and 2016. There is speculation that the swim trials, which serve as a major tourist attraction, will take place in Omaha again in 2020 Notable modern Omaha inventions include: the bobby pin and the "pink hair curler", at Omaha's Tip Top; Butter Brickle Ice Cream and the Reuben sandwich, conceived by a chef at the then- Blackstone Hotel on 36th and Farnam Streets; cake mix, developed by Duncan Hines, then a division of Omaha's Nebraska Consolidated Mills, the forerunner to today's ConAgra Foods; center-pivot irrigation by the Omaha company now known as Valmont Corporation; Raisin Bran, developed by Omaha's Skinner Macaroni Co.; the ski lift, in 1936, by Omaha's Union Pacific Corp; the "Top 40" radio format, pioneered by Todd Storz, scion of Omaha's Storz Brewing Co., and head of Storz Broadcasting, which was the first in the U.S. to use the "Top 40" format at Omaha's KOWH Radio; and the TV dinner, developed by Omaha's Carl Swanson Co.
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city covers 92.81 square miles (240.38 km 2) with a population of 277,348 in 2015. It is the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 72nd-largest in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area in the southeastern part of the state called the Lincoln Metropolitan and Lincoln- Beatrice Combined Statistical Areas. The statistical area is home to 345,478 people, making it the 105th-largest combined statistical area in the United States.The city was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt marshes of what was to become Lancaster County. In 1867, the village of Lancaster became Nebraska's state capital and was renamed Lincoln. Bertram G. Goodhue designed state capitol building was completed in 1932 and is the second tallest capitol in the United States. As the city is the seat of government for the state of Nebraska, the state and the United States government are major employers. The University of Nebraska was founded in Lincoln in 1867. The university is the largest in Nebraska with 25,006 students enrolled and is the city's third-largest employer. Other primary employers fall within the service and manufacturing industries, including a growing high-tech sector. The region makes up a part of what is known as the greater Midwest Silicon Prairie.Designated as a "refugee-friendly" city by the U.S. Department of State in the 1970s, the city was the twelfth-largest resettlement site per capita in the United States by 2000. Refugee Vietnamese, Karen (Burmese ethnic minority), Sudanese, and Yazidi (Iraqi ethnic minority) people have been resettled in the city. Lincoln Public Schools during the school year of 2016–17 provided support for approximately 3,200 students from 118 countries, who spoke 68 different languages.
Norfolk is a city in Madison County, Nebraska, United States, 113 miles northwest of Omaha and 83 miles west of Sioux City at the intersection of U.S. Routes 81 and 275. The population was 24,210 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Nebraska. It is the principal city of the Norfolk Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The 402 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in Central Daylight Time is 9:44 PM on May 17, 2022.