Omaha, Arkansas

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Omaha is a town in Boone County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census the population stood at 165. It is a rural community located approximately 10 miles from Branson, Missouri and 15 miles from Harrison, Arkansas. The town is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area. It shares its name with the much larger city of Omaha, Nebraska.



Omaha is located at 36°27′09″N 93°11′25″W / 36.452417°N 93.190196°W / 36.452417; -93.190196.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 165 people, 66 households, and 50 families residing in the town. The population density was 413.4 people per square mile (159.3/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 202.9/sq mi (78.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.76% White, 0.61% Black or African American, and 3.64% from two or more races.

There were 66 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 19.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,000, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $22,188 versus $16,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,636. About 32.0% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 41.4% of those sixty five or over.


The Omaha area has an eleven building school. Consisting of a High school building with a gymnasium this gym is known as the "new gym" or the "eagles' nest" though most often by the locals as the new gym, a Fine Arts Building with an auditorium for stage performances a music room an art room and another classroom, the high school library/ home economics classroom (currently, the home ec. class is not in use yet), another gym known as the "old gym", the elementary building for grades one through fourth, the building right beside that for kindergarten and two other rooms, the elementary library, the middle school building that features grades fifth and six grade classrooms, the east lab, part of seventh and eighth grades classrooms, and some high school classrooms, finally, the preschool and nurses area, the computer lab and a second preschool area and another room, and finally the cafeteria. the cafeteria, elementary building, computer lab building, building beside the elementary, middle school building, and elementary library are all connected to each other with an outside walk way.

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