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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2019: 36,447 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 36,951 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,991
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,991
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,855
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,946 (it was 5,032 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

33%

Land area: 739 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Scotts Bluff County: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.9%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Scotts Bluff County, NE (2019)
    • 26,03771.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,05624.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5621.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4261.2%Two or more races
    • 2720.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2470.7%Asian alone
    • 120.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Males: 17,663  (48.5%)
Females: 18,784  (51.5%)
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Average household size:
Scotts Bluff County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,194 ($32,016 in 1999)
This county:

$51,194
Nebraska:

$63,229

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $597 (lower quartile is $437, upper quartile is $762)
This county:

$597
State:

$714


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $141,995 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Scotts Bluff:

$141,995
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,989 - $213,401
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,249
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $510

Institutionalized population: 496

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 66
  • Auto thefts: 12

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 99
  • Auto thefts: 9
Scotts Bluff County, NE map from a distance

Health of residents in Scotts Bluff County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
69.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
43.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
45.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
63.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Scotts Bluff County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
71.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
67.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
62.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.
43.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 89 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 1998: 78 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 1999: 73 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2000: 66 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2001: 63 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2002: 66 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2003: 51 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2006: 40 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2007: 38 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $214,500
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $210,300
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2016: 15 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2018: 14 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2019: 10 buildings, average cost: $302,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Scotts Bluff, NE residents
Average permit cost in Scotts Bluff, NE
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,336 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,902 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Scotts Bluff, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Scotts Bluff, NE in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Scotts Bluff, NE in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.1%
Scotts Bluff County:

12.1%
Nebraska:

9.9%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.2% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% for American Indian residents, 4.8% for other race residents, 12.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.8 years old
(Males: 38.5 years old, Females: 41.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.4 years old, Black residents: 23.6 years old, American Indian residents: 34.0 years old, Asian residents: 42.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.8 years old, Other race residents: 35.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Scotts Bluff County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Scottsbluff, Gering, Mitchell, Morrill, Minatare, Terrytown, Lyman, Henry, Melbeta, McGrew.

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

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Neighboring counties: Andrew County, Missouri , Cumberland County, Maine , Lander County, Nevada , Curry County, Oregon , Worcester County, Massachusetts , Morris County, New Jersey , Rich County, Utah , Potter County, Pennsylvania , Weld County, Colorado .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.8%
Nebraska:

2.7%

Unemployment by year in Scotts Bluff, NE
County total employment by year in Scotts Bluff, NE
County average yearly wages by year in Scotts Bluff, NE

Current college students: 1,541
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,408 (44.2% naturalized citizens)

Scotts Bluff County:

3.9%
Whole state:

7.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3952010 or later
  • 3292000 to 2009
  • 2461990 to 1999
  • 2811980 to 1989
  • 2871970 to 1979
  • 296Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.0%

Scotts Bluff County marital status for males Scotts Bluff County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,856
  • One, attached: 484
  • Two: 279
  • 3 or 4: 815
  • 5 to 9: 443
  • 10 to 19: 172
  • 20 to 49: 286
  • 50 or more: 274
  • Mobile homes: 923
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 28

Housing units in Scotts Bluff County with a mortgage: 5,545 (156 second mortgage, 398 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,527

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Scotts Bluff County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,33744
Catholic6,0366
Mainline Protestant4,24616
Other9165
Orthodox--
None18,435-
Scotts Bluff County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Scotts Bluff County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

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.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Scotts Bluff County:

9.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Scotts Bluff County:

30.3%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Scotts Bluff County:

Average size of farms: 548 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $245,060
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $259.44
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $235,166
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.82%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 93.42%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $96,063
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
Corn for grain: 75026 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 9806 harvested acres
Vegetables: 41 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Earthquake activity:

Scotts Bluff County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 502% 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 397.7 miles away from Scotts Bluff County 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 103.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 533.9 miles away from the county 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 198.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 200.1 miles away from Scotts Bluff County 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 404.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4521, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4420, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3323: June 18, 2011, FEMA Id: 3323, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Nebraska Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4013: August 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4013, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2009 to June 26, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1853: July 31, 2009, FEMA Id: 1853, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Nebraska Severe Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 24, 1997 to October 26, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1190: November 01, 1997, FEMA Id: 1190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow

The number of natural disasters in Scotts Bluff County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Scotts Bluff

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,425 (84.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,768 (10.3%)
  • Bus: 23 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 108 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 36 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 234 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 587 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (59%)
  • Brazil (8%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Iraq (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Scotts Bluff County


  • German (27%)
  • American (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska in 2000:

  • 417 people in nursing homes
  • 92 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska in 2010:

  • 371 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 195 people in college/university student housing
  • 122 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,254.

5.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
2.18% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($19,980 average AGI)
3.56% relocated from other states ($27,053 average AGI)
Scotts Bluff County:

3.56%
Nebraska average:

2.81%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Larimer County, CO  0.18% ($54,200)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.17% ($32,167)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.17% ($33,087)
from Dawes County, NE  0.17% ($28,783)


5.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
2.07% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($16,022 average AGI)
3.58% relocated to other states ($30,324 average AGI)
Scotts Bluff County:

3.58%
Nebraska average:

2.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Goshen County, WY  0.19% ($28,231)
to Douglas County, NE  0.18% ($58,680)
to Box Butte County, NE  0.16% ($37,409)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.15% ($51,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Scotts Bluff County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Scotts Bluff County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Scotts Bluff County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Scotts Bluff County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Scotts Bluff County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Scotts Bluff County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Scotts Bluff County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Scotts Bluff County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Scotts Bluff County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,331 (6,058 aged, 1,273 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,224 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (914)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (512)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (419)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (403)
  • Unspecified dementia (288)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (250)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (223)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (212)
  • Congestive heart failure (173)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (64)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,740
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 259
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,803

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,505
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,135
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,447
  • Male householders: 7,182 (1,880 living alone), Female householders: 7,788 (2,613 living alone)
  • 6,787 spouses (6,752 opposite-sex spouses), 1,238 unmarried partners, (1,224 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,699 children (8,863 natural, 454 adopted, 326 stepchildren), 661 grandchildren, 308 brothers or sisters, 319 parents, 29 foster children, 810 other relatives, 896 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 755

Size of family households: 4,509 2-persons, 1,785 3-persons, 1,972 4-persons, 664 5-persons, 265 6-persons, 168 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,677 1-person, 782 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 80 4-persons, 12 6-persons.

5,065 married couples with children.
2,754 single-parent households (816 men, 1,938 women).

87.8% of residents of Scotts Bluff speak English at home.
10.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $234,920,000 ($6,413 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,255,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $106,245,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $41,783,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,883,000
Federal grants: $59,657,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,392,000 ($245,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,959,000 ($2,988,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,020,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,104,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,994,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,788
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,291
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +327
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -984
Here -27 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Scotts Bluff County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.54 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • Year house built in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • 1472014 or later
  • 2012010 to 2013
  • 9932000 to 2009
  • 1,0491990 to 1999
  • 1,2491980 to 1989
  • 3,7121970 to 1979
  • 2,2791960 to 1969
  • 2,3861950 to 1959
  • 1,5011940 to 1949
  • 2,9421939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • 01 room
  • 232 rooms
  • 2143 rooms
  • 8834 rooms
  • 1,7935 rooms
  • 1,8896 rooms
  • 1,5787 rooms
  • 1,1018 rooms
  • 2,5589+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • 1221 room
  • 2262 rooms
  • 5783 rooms
  • 1,8114 rooms
  • 8145 rooms
  • 6236 rooms
  • 2527 rooms
  • 2268 rooms
  • 2959+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2681 bedroom
  • 2,4572 bedrooms
  • 4,0743 bedrooms
  • 2,0964 bedrooms
  • 1,1795+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
  • 120no bedroom
  • 8321 bedroom
  • 2,2832 bedrooms
  • 1,1633 bedrooms
  • 4104 bedrooms
  • 1275+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Scotts Bluff County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Scotts Bluff County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 213no vehicle
  • 2,3781 vehicle
  • 3,8162 vehicles
  • 2,2323 vehicles
  • 1,0054 vehicles
  • 3905+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Scotts Bluff County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Scotts Bluff County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 567no vehicle
  • 2,2961 vehicle
  • 1,4032 vehicles
  • 5353 vehicles
  • 584 vehicles
  • 725+ vehicles

84.1% of Scotts Bluff County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Nebraska.

Scotts Bluff County:

84.1%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 23,923
  • Other state: 10,908
  • Northeast: 373
  • Midwest: 2,820
  • South: 2,096
  • West: 5,901
Year householders moved into unit in Scotts Bluff County, NE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Scotts Bluff County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.4%Utility gas
  • 23.8%Electricity
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.5%Utility gas
  • 43.4%Electricity
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 322
Here:

7.8%
Nebraska:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 42
Here:

2.1%
Nebraska:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 221
Here:

18.8%
Nebraska:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Scotts Bluff County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $4,078,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,690,000
    Police Protection: $3,481,000
    General - Other: $3,444,000
    Regular Highways: $3,431,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,128,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,467,000
    General Public Buildings: $888,000
    Financial Administration: $850,000
    Transit Utilities: $529,000
    Health - Other: $281,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $209,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $316,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,485,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,205,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,280,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,042,000
    Rents: $206,000
    Interest Earnings: $175,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $587,000
    Regular Highways: $502,000
    Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $105,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,415,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,653,000
    General Local Government Support: $248,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,211,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,182,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $209,000
    Other License: $46,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,458,000

Scotts Bluff County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $4,078,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,690,000
    Police Protection: $3,481,000
    General - Other: $3,444,000
    Regular Highways: $3,431,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,128,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,467,000
    General Public Buildings: $888,000
    Financial Administration: $850,000
    Transit Utilities: $529,000
    Health - Other: $281,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $209,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $316,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,485,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,205,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,280,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,042,000
    Rents: $206,000
    Interest Earnings: $175,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $587,000
    Regular Highways: $502,000
    Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $105,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,415,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,653,000
    General Local Government Support: $248,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,211,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,182,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $209,000
    Other License: $46,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,458,000

Scotts Bluff County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $4,078,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,690,000
    Police Protection: $3,481,000
    General - Other: $3,444,000
    Regular Highways: $3,431,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,128,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,467,000
    General Public Buildings: $888,000
    Financial Administration: $850,000
    Transit Utilities: $529,000
    Health - Other: $281,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $209,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $316,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,485,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,205,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,280,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,042,000
    Rents: $206,000
    Interest Earnings: $175,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $587,000
    Regular Highways: $502,000
    Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $105,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,415,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,653,000
    General Local Government Support: $248,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,211,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,182,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $209,000
    Other License: $46,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,458,000

Scotts Bluff County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $4,078,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,690,000
    Police Protection: $3,481,000
    General - Other: $3,444,000
    Regular Highways: $3,431,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,128,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,467,000
    General Public Buildings: $888,000
    Financial Administration: $850,000
    Transit Utilities: $529,000
    Health - Other: $281,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $209,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $316,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,485,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,205,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,280,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,042,000
    Rents: $206,000
    Interest Earnings: $175,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $587,000
    Regular Highways: $502,000
    Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $105,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,415,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,653,000
    General Local Government Support: $248,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,211,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,182,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $209,000
    Other License: $46,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,458,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 778
  • Number of aged recipients: 57
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 721
  • Number of recipients under 18: 119
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 519
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 140
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 350
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 336
Most common first names in Scotts Bluff County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John31377.7 years
Mary26380.4 years
William19976.2 years
George19878.2 years
Henry18680.0 years
Robert17971.6 years
Helen15681.5 years
James14974.7 years
Charles13476.8 years
Fred12779.2 years
Most common last names in Scotts Bluff County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9977.7 years
Johnson8379.2 years
Miller7176.5 years
Brown6578.3 years
Schmidt5979.0 years
Green4273.2 years
Keller4077.9 years
Martin4078.1 years
Wilson3975.5 years
Williams3779.8 years
Businesses in Scotts Bluff County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's3
AutoZone1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Carson Pirie Scott1Nike6
Chevrolet2Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1SAS Shoes1
FedEx7SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Safeway1
GNC1Sears1
Goodwill1Staples1
H&R Block2Subway5
Hilton1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
Jones New York4UPS9
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kmart1Vons1
Kroger1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1

Scotts Bluff County on our top lists:

  • #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"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"