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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.

People

Total Population8,429
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+4,097
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.1%
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 Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$623
Median House Value$118,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.9%
US/American0%
English11.2%
Irish8%

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

Gering Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 76 miles NE of Cheyenne, Wyoming (center to center)
Nearest Large City158 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
CountyScotts Bluff
Standard Zip Codes69341
Phone Area Codes308
Time ZoneMountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.825
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)

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
Melbeta129$56,250
Minatare791$41,429
Mitchell1,821$45,139
Morrill885$60,417
Scottsbluff14,955$47,766
Terrytown972$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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