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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,377
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+4,098
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,037
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,067
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,114

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,591
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$763
Median House Value$124,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.6%
English9.2%
Irish9%
Scottish4.3%
Swedish4.2%
French Except Basque3.7%
Dutch3.7%
Norwegian1.4%
Russian1.3%
Danishn1.2%
Greek1%
Czech0.9%
Polish0.9%
German0.6%
African0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Italian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Gering Almanac

CategoryValue
County Scotts Bluff County
Standard Zip Codes69341
Phone Area Codes308
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.82
Approximate 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)

StationSCOTTSBLUFF AP
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp11 to 38 F
Apr Temp31 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 89 F
Oct Temp31 to 64 F
Annual Precip16.3 inches
StationMITCHELL 5 E
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 37 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp58 to 87 F
Oct Temp33 to 65 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationHARRISBURG 12 WNW
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp12 to 39 F
Apr Temp30 to 59 F
Jul Temp54 to 87 F
Oct Temp30 to 64 F
Annual Precip15 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Melbeta150$51,875
Minatare900$49,306
Mitchell1,702$51,723
Morrill909$64,318
Scottsbluff14,887$48,960
Terrytown1,253$41,458

Gering Public Libraries

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

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Gering Public Schools

Cedar Canyon School
190234 Carter Canyon Rd
ZIP: 69341
(308) 436-2004
Primary
Total Enrollment 60
Geil Elementary School
1600 D St
ZIP: 69341
(308) 436-2545
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Gering High School
1500 U St
ZIP: 69341
(308) 436-3121
High
Total Enrollment 609
Gering Junior High School
800 Q St
ZIP: 69341
(308) 436-3123
Middle
Total Enrollment 336
Northfield Elementary School
1900 Flaten Ave
ZIP: 69341
(308) 436-5555
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Paces-w Ne Juvenile Services
2522 7th St, Po Box 206
ZIP: 69341
(308) 436-2204
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