County population in 2012: 36,964 (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:
Land area: 739 sq. mi. Water area: 6.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 50 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Scotts Bluff County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.0%), Retail trade (11.5%).
Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,628 ($32,016 in 1999)
Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $418 (lower quartile is $311, upper quartile is $502)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,724 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Scotts Bluff County:
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,731 - $150,742
Mean price in 2009:
Detached houses: $122,676
Townhouses or other attached units: $196,668
In 2-unit structures: $182,010
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $285,882
Mobile homes: $36,419
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $90,786
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,209 Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347
Institutionalized population: 496
Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Auto thefts: 12
Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Auto thefts: 9
Health of residents in Scotts Bluff County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:
General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average. 71.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average. 44.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average. 81.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average. 63.7% 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 160 pounds. This is more than average. 43.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,643 (1.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,327 (1.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.1%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.9% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.6% for other race residents, 31.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Scotts Bluff County: Minatare Feedlot (A), Carter Canyon Ranch (B), Gueck Ranch (C), Roubadeau Ranch (D), Roubadeau Trading Post (E), Summit Ranch (F), River View Golf Course (G), Scottsbluff Country Club (H), Enterprise (I), Brockhoff (J), Winters (K), Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds (L), Harrys RV Park (M), Sunrise East Campground (N), Butte View Campground (O), North Cove Campground (P), Scouts Rest Campground (Q), West Wind Campground (R), Lakeview Point Campground (S), Scottsbluff/Chimney Rock KOA Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Scotts Bluff County include: Adventist Church (A), Kiowa Community Church (B), Cedar Valley Chapel (C), WestWay Christian Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Faith Lutheran Church (F), Monument Bible Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Forest Lawn Cemetery (1), Creighton Cemetery (2), West Lawn Cemetery (3), High Butte Cemetery (4), Caldwell Cemetery (5), Mitchell Cemetery (6), Mitchell Valley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Winters Creek Lake (A), Lewis Lake (B), Murray Lake (C), Cochran Lake (D), Lake Alice (E), Bastron Lake (F), Stiver South Reservoir (G), Stiver North Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sheep Creek (A), Moffat Drain (B), Minatare Drain (C), Winters Creek (D), Alliance Drain (E), S East Bald Peak Drain (F), Kiowa Creek (G), Owl Creek (H), Fairfield Seep (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Scotts Bluff County include: Cleavland Athletic Field (1), Horse Creek Treaty Historical Marker (2), Rebecca Winters Historical Marker (3), Fort Mitchell Historical Marker (4), Scottsbluff Army Airfield Historical Marker (5), Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area (6), North Platte National Wildlife Refuge (7), Lacy Park (8), Scotts Bluff National Monument (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
Scotts Bluff County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 4.0 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 48 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 6/27/1955, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Scotts Bluff County-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/9/1996 at 02:48:08, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the county center On 6/18/1998 at 16:26:38, a magnitude 3.4 (3.1 MB, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from the county center On 12/13/1993 at 14:51:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 MB, 3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the county center On 5/3/1996 at 07:47:51, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from Scotts Bluff County center On 8/22/2008 at 23:01:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from the county center On 11/2/1992 at 06:54:10, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 5, 2009 to June 26, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1853): July 31, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1853, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3245): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-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 1, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
The number of natural disasters in Scotts Bluff County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2 Emergencies Declared: 1
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 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 live births in Scotts Bluff County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,323 (6,143 aged, 1,180 disabled) 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: 19740.11 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 259.340 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32802.82
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1504.680 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1134.630 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.44
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52.62 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97.95
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.6
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.2. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 29,960 (7,006 male householders, 2,733 female householders)
7,401 spouses, 10,181 children (9,320 natural, 282 adopted, 579 stepchildren), 811 grandchildren, 234 brothers or sisters, 211 parents, 330 other relatives, 898 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 6,163 (2,252 male householders (1,805 living alone)), 2,937 female householders (2,586 living alone)), 974 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 847 (496 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,656 2-persons, 2,010 3-persons, 1,679 4-persons, 823 5-persons, 372 6-persons, 199 7-or-more-persons.
86.3% of residents of Scotts Bluff County speak English at home.
11.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $234,920,000 ($6413 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:
76 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
62 per 1000 residents
46 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +327
+9 per 1000 residents
+13 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -984
-27 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 253
2000 to 2004: 481
1990 to 1999: 1,068
1980 to 1989: 1,405
1970 to 1979: 3,226
1960 to 1969: 1,965
1950 to 1959: 2,289
1940 to 1949: 1,974
1939 or earlier: 3,711
Rooms in houses/apartments in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
58% of Scotts Bluff County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Nebraska.
Scotts Bluff County:
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 24198
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,300
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Scotts Bluff County