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Overview

Introduction to Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Scottsbluff, Nebraska, in Scotts Bluff county, is 78 miles NE of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 161 miles N of Aurora, Colorado.

Scottsbluff History

Scottsbluff is the largest city in Scotts Bluff County. Founded in 1900, it was named in honor of Hiram Scott, a local fur trapper who died in the town in 1828. Located across the North Platte river, it merged with a small town of Gering to form the current micropolitan city.

Scottsbluff and nearby Attractions

  • Scotts Bluff National Monument
  • Western Nebraska Mexican American Historical Museum
  • Riverside Zoo
  • Northfield Park
  • Lake Minatare State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Scottsbluff

The City of Scottsbluff provides easy access to several historical sites and recreational areas. The Riverside Zoo is an ideal place for family outings. The Scotts Bluff National Monument and the Nebraska Mexican American Historical Museum offer insights into the city’s history. It also hosts many festivals every year, including the Sugar Valley Rally.

Scottsbluff Transportation

Cheyenne Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Scottsbluff Higher Education

The Western Nebraska Community College and the Regional West Medical Center School of Radiation Technology are the local institutes of higher education. Other nearby institutes of higher learning include Chadron State College, the University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,937
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+6,767
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married41.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,257
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,192
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,990

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,963
% Above Poverty Level80.1%
% Below Poverty Level19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$718
Median House Value$98,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.6%
Irish9.2%
English8.9%
Dutch2.2%
Swedish1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Italian1.5%
Polish1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Danishn0.8%
Czech0.7%
Russian0.7%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
British0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Sudanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Scottsbluff Almanac

CategoryValue
County Scotts Bluff County
Standard Zip Codes69361
P.O. Box Zip Codes69363
Phone Area Codes308
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.86
Approximate Longitude-103.66

Scottsbluff 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
Distance3.4 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
Distance6 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
Distance21.8 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
Gering8,401$61,563
Melbeta142$60,625
Minatare799$47,875
Mitchell1,673$44,643
Morrill901$61,875
Terrytown978$40,417

Scottsbluff Public Libraries

Lied Scottsbluff Public Library
1809 3RD AVENUE
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
(308) 630-6250

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Scottsbluff Hospitals

Regional West Medical Center
(Non-profit)
4021 Ave B
(308) 635-3711

Scottsbluff Public Schools

Bluffs Middle School
23rd And Broadway
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-6270
Middle
Total Enrollment 738
Early Childhood Learning Center
2512 2nd Avenue
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-6293
Primary
Total Enrollment 110
Gering Early Childhood Program
1725 13th St
ZIP: 69361
(308) 632-8670
Primary
Total Enrollment 77
Harms Adv Tech Center-wncc
2620 College Park
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-0206
Lifelinks-nebraska
2620 College Park
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-3696
High
Lincoln Elementary School
1725 13th St
ZIP: 69361
(308) 436-2350
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Lincoln Heights Elementary Sch
2214 Ave C
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-6252
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Longfellow Elementary School
2003 5th Ave
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-6262
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Meridian School
4215 Avenue I
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-3696
Other
Roosevelt Elementary School
1306 9th Ave
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-6259
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Scottsbluff Senior High School
313 E 27th St
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-6230
High
Total Enrollment 872
Westmoor Elementary School
1722 Ave K
ZIP: 69361
(308) 635-6255
Primary
Total Enrollment 438

Scottsbluff Private Schools

Community Christian Elementary/jr High
511 W 14th St
ZIP: 69361
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Helping Hands
1901 E 31st St
ZIP: 69361
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
St Agnes Catholic School
205 E 23rd St
ZIP: 69361
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
Valley View School
415 W 31st St
ZIP: 69361
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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