As of 2010, the population of the Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA CSA is 935,000. Of this, about 1.2 million live in the city's metropolitan area, which is a diverse mix of cultures. The Omaha area was named Best Bang For Your Buck by Forbes in 2009 and the fastest growing city in America by the Pew Research Center. For these reasons and many others, the city of Nebraska is a great place to live, work, and play.
The Old Market: With its cobblestone streets, seductive shops, delicious restaurants, and nightlife, the Old Market is one of the most attractive parts of the city. The neighborhood also hosts some fascinating art galleries and street performers. It's also the site of the Japanese balloon explosion during WWII. The downtown is an excellent destination for a night out, and offers a variety of shopping and dining options. Despite its booming population, it remains a safe and thriving place for families.
The Blue Barn Theatre: The city's cultural and historical attractions are a top attraction. The production was performed in several cities in 1999 and has since been performed by the same cast in other cities. Job's Daughters International and Aleph Zadik Aleph were founded in Omaha in 1920. In 1894, the first African-American fair was held in Omaha, and the first African-American mascot, Malcolm X, was born in this city. He was threatened by the Ku Klux Klan and was later arrested.