Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 14,874 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 6,922  (46.5%)
Females: 7,952  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 69361.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,535 (it was $29,938 in 2000)
Scottsbluff:

$43,535
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,511 (it was $17,065 in 2000)

Scottsbluff city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,848 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Scottsbluff:

$109,848
NE:

$155,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $748.

March 2019 cost of living index in Scottsbluff: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.0%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.4% for American Indian residents, 30.3% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Scottsbluff, NE (2017)
    • 9,23561.2%White alone
    • 5,33135.3%Hispanic
    • 2591.7%Two or more races
    • 1641.1%American Indian alone
    • 1581.0%Black alone
    • 970.6%Asian alone
    • 50.03%Other race alone

Races in Scottsbluff detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Scottsbluff, Nebraska as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Scottsbluff is 303 to 1.


Crime rates in Scottsbluff by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
2
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
2
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(33.6)
16
(107.4)
12
(81.5)
10
(68.2)
8
(54.2)
8
(53.1)
11
(72.5)
4
(26.4)
10
(66.4)
7
(46.6)
9
(60.7)
5
(33.9)
16
(99.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(26.9)
8
(53.7)
7
(47.6)
6
(40.9)
6
(40.6)
5
(33.2)
8
(52.7)
3
(19.8)
6
(39.8)
5
(33.3)
3
(20.2)
8
(54.2)
3
(18.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30
(201.8)
21
(141.0)
48
(326.1)
38
(259.1)
37
(250.5)
22
(146.2)
23
(151.6)
12
(79.1)
25
(166.0)
32
(213.2)
31
(209.1)
51
(345.8)
36
(224.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
140
(941.8)
126
(846.0)
116
(788.1)
145
(988.6)
102
(690.4)
138
(916.8)
131
(863.4)
77
(507.4)
127
(843.5)
107
(712.9)
76
(512.6)
94
(637.4)
85
(530.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
775
(5,214)
823
(5,526)
712
(4,837)
678
(4,623)
653
(4,420)
719
(4,776)
650
(4,284)
480
(3,163)
578
(3,839)
429
(2,858)
486
(3,278)
521
(3,533)
370
(2,308)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(195.1)
34
(228.3)
25
(169.8)
27
(184.1)
29
(196.3)
17
(112.9)
16
(105.5)
19
(125.2)
15
(99.6)
18
(119.9)
24
(161.9)
26
(176.3)
31
(193.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(6.7)
2
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
9
(61.4)
8
(54.2)
2
(13.3)
6
(39.5)
2
(13.2)
1
(6.6)
3
(20.0)
1
(6.7)
5
(33.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)365.4428.8407.0401.1373.5346.0370.7214.9318.9263.8289.9339.7275.3

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City-data.com crime index in Scottsbluff, NE

Crime rate in Scottsbluff detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Nebraska average:

1.90
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Ancestries: German (22.2%), Irish (4.6%), American (4.5%), English (4.5%), European (1.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1916

Elevation: 3883 feet

Land area: 5.88 square miles.

Population density: 2,529 people per square mile   (average).

Scottsbluff, Nebraska map

871 residents are foreign born (5.0% Latin America).

This city:

5.8%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,912 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,720 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (77.4 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (154.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (731.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Terrytown, NE (1.2 miles ),
Gering, NE (1.7 miles ),
Minatare, NE (3.0 miles ),
Mitchell, NE (3.0 miles ),
Melbeta, NE (3.1 miles),
McGrew, NE (3.9 miles),
Morrill, NE (3.9 miles ),
Bayard, NE (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 41.87 N, Longitude: 103.66 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,769 (+25.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,777 (70.5%)

Area code: 308

Distribution of median household income in Scottsbluff, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Scottsbluff, NE in 2017
Scottsbluff satellite photo by USGS

Scottsbluff tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 71 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2000: 49 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $255,600
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $283,200
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $146,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Scottsbluff, NE residents
Average permit cost in Scottsbluff, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Historical population in Scottsbluff, NE
Historical housing units in Scottsbluff, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +722 (+5.2%).
Most common industries in Scottsbluff, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Food (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.2%)
  • Food (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.2%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Scottsbluff, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Food processing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Scottsbluff-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Scottsbluff city center killed 2 people and injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scottsbluff-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 0% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 398.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 104.4 miles away from Scottsbluff center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 535.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from Scottsbluff center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 405.6 miles away from Scottsbluff center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scotts Bluff County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scottsbluff topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Scottsbluff:

  • PRAIRIE HAVEN HOSPICE (2 WEST 42ND ST, SUITE 2300)
  • REGIONAL WEST MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 4021 AVE B)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SCOTTSBLUFF (111 WEST 36TH STREET)
  • NORTHFIELD RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES CARE CENTER (2100 CIRCLE DRIVE)
  • SCOTTSBLUFF DIALYSIS CENTER (3812 AVE B)
  • REGIONAL WEST HOME CARE (TWO WEST 42ND STREET, SUITE 100)

Airports and heliports located in Scottsbluff:

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Colleges/Universities in Scottsbluff:

  • Western Nebraska Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,664; Location: 1601 East 27th Street; Public; Website: www.wncc.edu)
  • Fullen School of Hair Design (Full-time enrollment: 44; Location: 1909 Broadway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fullenschoolhairdesign.com)
  • Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology (Full-time enrollment: 12; Location: 3700 Ave D; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rwmc.net/sort)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scottsbluff:

  • Chadron State College (about 75 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 79 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • University of Wyoming (about 107 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 107 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 115 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 116 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Aims Community College (about 117 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)

Public high schools in Scottsbluff:

Public elementary/middle schools in Scottsbluff:

Private elementary/middle schools in Scottsbluff:

  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY/JR HIGH (Students: 225, Location: 511 W 14TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST AGNES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 112, Location: 205 E 23RD ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL (Students: 9, Location: 415 W 31ST ST, Grades: 1-7)
See full list of schools located in Scottsbluff

Library in Scottsbluff:

  • SCOTTSBLUFF PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $566,700; Location: 1809 3RD AVENUE; 69,697 books; 145 e-books; 2,830 audio materials; 3,621 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 21 state licensed databases; 119 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Elementary Schools are K - 5. Bluffs Middle School is grades 6 - 8.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Scottsbluff: Camp Kiwanis (A), Scottsbluff (B), F H Schafer Elevator Incorporated (C), Hergert Grain Incorporated Elevator (D), Kelley Bean Company Incorporated Elevator (E), Riverside Campground (F), Pioneer Activity Center (G), Clark N Williams Multicultural Learning Center (H), Child Development Center (I), Applied Technology Addition (J), Western Nebraska Community College Library (K), Platte Valley Bible College Library (L), Scottsbluff Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (M), Scottsbluff Police Department (N), Scottsbluff Public Library (O), Regional West Medical Center Resource Library (P), Valley Ambulance Services Incorporated (Q), Air Link (R), Scottsbluff Internal Medicine Clinic (S), Western Nebraska Mexican American Historical Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Monument Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Scottsbluff include: First Baptist Church (A), Bethel Baptist Church (B), Community Christian Fellowship (C), First Church of God (D), Seventh Day Adventist Church (E), Bible Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), Grace Chapel (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Scottsbluff include: Constitution Park (1), Bea Lovell Park (2), Overland Park (3), Central Park (4), Veterans Park (5), Neighbor Park (6), YMCA Park (7), McCaffree Park (8), Riverside Zoo (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: KCMI FM 96.9 (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 209 East 15th Street), West Nebraska Family Research & History Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1602 Avenue A).

Hotels: AAA Lamplighter Motel (606 East 27th Street), Cottonwood Motor Inn (1413 East Overland), Rose Garden Restaurant (1901 21st Avenue), Lands Motel (814 West 27th Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1821 Frontage Road), Capri Motel (2424 Avenue I), Days Inn Scottsbluff Nebraska (1901 21st Avenue), Comfort Inn Scottsbluff (1902 21st Avenue), Candlelight Inn (1822 East 20th Place).

Birthplace of: Galen B. Jackman - General, Randy Meisner - Male singer, Adrian M. Smith - Politician, Brook Berringer - Football player, Richard Durst - University president, Hank Bauer (American football) - Football player, Kent McCloughan - Football player, Kip Gross - Baseball player, John F. Wright - Judge.

Scotts Bluff County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scottsbluff and their reported violations in the past:

ARBYS RESTAURANT IN WYOMING (Serves WY, Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2010), Fed FAO issued (MAR-24-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-23-2010), Fed FAO issued (MAR-24-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-30-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
NORTHSIDE MOBILE HOME RANCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
HARRISBURG WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2006)
VALLEY WATER SYSTEMS (Population served: 30, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scottsbluff that have no violations reported:

  • SCOTTSBLUFF, CITY OF (Population served: 15,039, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.5%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Scottsbluff in 2010:

  • 227 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 184 people in college/university student housing
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Scottsbluff in 2000:

  • 157 people in nursing homes
  • 92 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Scottsbluff (2011 data):

  • Platte Valley Bank: at 1212 Circle Drive, Plaza Branch, Centennial Branch. Info updated 2008/04/10: Bank assets: $393.2 mil, Deposits: $340.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, Inc.
  • Valley Bank and Trust Co.: Valley Bank And Trust Co. at 1701 First Avenue, branch established on 1996/06/17; Valley Bank And Trust Co. - Scottsbl at 502 South Broadway, branch established on 2005/08/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $323.0 mil, Deposits: $280.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Express Of Nebraska, Inc.
  • First State Bank: at 2002 Broadway, branch established on 1935/09/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $215.2 mil, Deposits: $184.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bancshares, Inc.
  • First National Bank: Scottsbluff Branch at 1926 Broadway, branch established on 1951/08/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $433.4 mil, Deposits: $382.5 mil, headquarters in North Platte, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Great Western Bank: 2001 Broadway Branch at 2001 Broadway, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Scottsbluff North Branch at 702 East 27th Street, branch established on 1978/02/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Scottsbluff:

Marital status in Scottsbluff, NE
  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Scottsbluff:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Scottsbluff
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Scottsbluff, NE (based on Scotts Bluff County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,33744
Catholic6,0366
Mainline Protestant4,24616
Other9165
Orthodox--
None18,435-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Scotts Bluff County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Scotts Bluff County:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
This county:

10.47 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.3%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.3%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.2%
State:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Scottsbluff:

21.9%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Scottsbluff:

11.3%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Scottsbluff:

34.2%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
State:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.6%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Scottsbluff, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$132,802$59,0230$0
Firefighters 15$78,687$62,9500$0
Streets and Highways 14$52,771$45,2320$0
Solid Waste Management 13$46,383$42,8150$0
Parks and Recreation 11$45,663$49,8142$3,102
Other Government Administration 10$56,796$68,1555$1,670
Sewerage 8$30,471$45,7071$3,240
Water Supply 8$32,530$48,7951$2,589
Local Libraries 7$24,667$42,2867$5,888
Financial Administration 6$23,959$47,9180$0
Other and Unallocable 4$15,739$47,2170$0
Police - Other 3$9,723$38,8926$2,201
Fire - Other 1$3,640$43,6800$0
Health 1$3,184$38,2080$0
Totals for Government 128$557,015$52,22022$18,690

Scottsbluff government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $720,000 ($48.41)
    Regular Highways: $560,000 ($37.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $500,000 ($33.62)
    Public Welfare - Other: $295,000 ($19.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $227,000 ($15.26)
    Health - Other: $205,000 ($13.78)
    Water Utilities: $120,000 ($8.07)
    Libraries: $76,000 ($5.11)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $5,001,000 ($336.22)
    General - Other: $4,973,000 ($334.34)
    Police Protection: $3,277,000 ($220.32)
    Regular Highways: $3,017,000 ($202.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,187,000 ($147.04)
    Water Utilities: $2,098,000 ($141.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,095,000 ($140.85)
    Sewerage: $2,076,000 ($139.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,840,000 ($123.71)
    Central Staff Services: $1,651,000 ($111.00)
    Financial Administration: $1,270,000 ($85.38)
    Libraries: $613,000 ($41.21)
    General Public Buildings: $254,000 ($17.08)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $185,000 ($12.44)
    Public Welfare - Other: $119,000 ($8.00)
    Health - Other: $82,000 ($5.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $278,000 ($18.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $230,000 ($15.46)
    Regular Highways: $195,000 ($13.11)
    General - Other: $115,000 ($7.73)
    Water Utilities: $91,000 ($6.12)
    Police Protection: $85,000 ($5.71)
    Sewerage: $59,000 ($3.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $55,000 ($3.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,361,000 ($965.51)

Scottsbluff government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,468,000 ($233.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,640,000 ($110.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $405,000 ($27.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $45,000 ($3.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $111,000 ($7.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,441,000 ($96.88)
    Interest Earnings: $255,000 ($17.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,147,000 ($211.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,497,000 ($100.65)
    Other: $186,000 ($12.51)
    General Local Government Support: $176,000 ($11.83)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,902,000 ($396.80)
    Property: $2,011,000 ($135.20)
    Public Utilities Sales: $554,000 ($37.25)
    Other License: $89,000 ($5.98)

Scottsbluff government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,960,000 ($467.93)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,185,000 ($348.59)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,267,000 ($219.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,492,000 ($100.31)

Scottsbluff government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,765,000 ($858.21)

5.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Morrill County, NE  0.39% ($55,094 average AGI)
from Goshen County, WY  0.34% ($27,596)
from Box Butte County, NE  0.24% ($43,182)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Morrill County, NE  0.41% ($30,857 average AGI)
to Laramie County, WY  0.29% ($37,725)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.25% ($69,086)
Businesses in Scottsbluff, NE
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Carson Pirie Scott1Nike6
Chevrolet1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1SAS Shoes1
FedEx6SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Safeway1
GNC1Sears1
Goodwill1Staples1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hilton1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1UPS8
Jones New York3Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kmart1Vons1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Scottsbluff:

  • KOAQ (690 AM; 1 kW; TERRYTOWN, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOLT (1320 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNEB (960 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: PANHANDLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scottsbluff:

  • KOZY-FM (103.9 FM; GERING, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNEB-FM (94.1 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: PANHANDLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOLT-FM (101.3 FM; BRIDGEPORT, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMOR (92.9 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLJV (88.3 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KCMI (96.9 FM; TERRYTOWN, NE; Owner: CHRISTIAN MEDIA INCORPORATED)
  • K208CK (89.5 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K269DO (101.7 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: HALSTEAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K212EJ (90.3 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTNE-FM (91.1 FM; ALLIANCE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KAAQ (105.9 FM; ALLIANCE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KREO (105.3 FM; PINE BLUFFS, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K204CV (88.7 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K218DL (91.7 FM; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Scottsbluff:

  • K02NT (Channel 2; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KSTF (Channel 10; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CHEYENNE, LLC)
  • K23EU (Channel 31; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BROADAHL)
  • K33EM (Channel 33; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K65GE (Channel 65; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KDUH-TV (Channel 4; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KTNE-TV (Channel 13; ALLIANCE, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Scottsbluff fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 358ft / 109mTotal length
  • 78,210Total average daily traffic
  • 6,085Total average daily truck traffic
  • 93,574Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Scottsbluff, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 71960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Scottsbluff, NE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Scottsbluff)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Scottsbluff, NE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Scottsbluff)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Scottsbluff)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 94. The highest number of fires - 156 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Scottsbluff, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.8%), and Structure Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Scottsbluff, NE
    • 86453.8%Outside Fires
    • 54934.2%Structure Fires
    • 17210.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 201.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scottsbluff, NE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Scottsbluff, Nebraska:

  • Scottsbluff Comfort Inn, 2018 Delta Dr, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361 , Phone: (308) 632-7510
  • Super 8 Motel, 2202 Delta Dr, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361 , Phone: (308) 635-1600, Fax: (308) 635-2483
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Scottsbluff, 902 Winter Creek Dr, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361 , Phone: (308) 633-3500, Fax: (308) 633-3506
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Most common first names in Scottsbluff, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18377.0 years
Mary14280.7 years
George11077.7 years
William10874.6 years
Henry9380.6 years
Robert8971.9 years
Helen7479.0 years
James7072.5 years
Fred6580.3 years
Harry6376.5 years
Most common last names in Scottsbluff, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4277.5 years
Brown3879.1 years
Miller3878.7 years
Schmidt3779.7 years
Johnson3176.3 years
Martin2777.7 years
Keller2678.4 years
Green2674.5 years
Anderson2476.6 years
Wilson2175.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Scottsbluff, NE
  • 73.6%Utility gas
  • 24.0%Electricity
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Scottsbluff, NE
  • 51.4%Utility gas
  • 46.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Scottsbluff compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Scottsbluff on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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