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Overview

Introduction to Gering, Nebraska

Gering, Nebraska, in Scotts Bluff county, is 76 miles NE of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 158 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado. There are 7,751 residents in the city.

Gering History

Gering is the county seat of Scotts Bluff County. The town of Gering began in 1887, founded at a bluff's base, which is now the site of a National Park known as Scotts Bluff National Monument. The city was named after Martin Gering, who established the first hardware and implements store in the town along with Oscar Gardner.

Gering and nearby Attractions

  • Farm and Ranch Museum
  • Oregon Trail Museum
  • Banner County Museum
  • Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
  • Lake Minatare State Recreation Area
  • Chimney Rock National Historic Site

Things To Do In Gering

Parks like Carl Gray Park, Northfield Park, McLellan Park and Gentry Park provide good recreational facilities. The Church of Christ, Gering Zion Church, the Northfield Assembly of God Church, the Rejoice Lutheran Church and Gering Baptist Church are some of the local churches. Wildlife World, Oregon Trail Park and North Platte Valley Museum are also popular nearby spots.

Gering Transportation

Denver International is the nearest major airport.

Gering Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Chadron State College, Aims Community College, the Metropolitan State College of Denver or the University of Northern Colorado.

People

Total Population 8,429
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,097
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 53.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $31,646
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,340
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,003

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,558
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $623
Median House Value $118,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gering Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles NE of Cheyenne, Wyoming (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Scotts Bluff
Standard Zip Codes 69341
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.825
Longitude -103.66

Gering Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SCOTTSBLUFF AP
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 38 F
Apr Temp 31 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 89 F
Oct Temp 31 to 64 F
Annual Precip 16.3 inches
Station MITCHELL 5 E
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Station HARRISBURG 12 WNW
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 39 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 87 F
Oct Temp 30 to 64 F
Annual Precip 15 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Melbeta 129 $56,250
Minatare 791 $41,429
Mitchell 1,821 $45,139
Morrill 885 $60,417
Scottsbluff 14,955 $47,766
Terrytown 972 $37,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gering Public Libraries

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Gering Public Library
1055 P STREET
Gering, Nebraska
(308) 436-7433
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Gering High Schools

GERING HIGH SCHOOL
308-436-3121
Serves 477 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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