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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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2010-1101-19-ScottsbluffNE.jpg
Aerial view of Scottsbluff.
Scotts Bluff County Nebraska Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Scottsbluff Highlighted.svg
Location of Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°52′2″N 103°39′39″W / 41.86722, -103.66083Coordinates: 41°52′2″N 103°39′39″W / 41.86722, -103.66083
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Scotts Bluff
Founded 1900
Government
 • Mayor Randy Meininger
Area
 • Total 5.9 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Land 5.9 sq mi (15.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 3,891 ft (1,186 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,039
 • Density 2,504.5/sq mi (967.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 69361, 69363
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-44245[1]
GNIS feature ID 0833318[2]
Website www.scottsbluff.org

Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 15,039 at the 2010 census. Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle, and the 13th largest city in Nebraska.

Scottsbluff was founded in 1900 across the North Platte River from its namesake, a bluff which is now a National Park called Scotts Bluff National Monument. The smaller town of Gering had been founded south of the river and the two cities have since grown together to form the 7th largest urban area (Scottsbluff Micropolitan Statistical Area) in Nebraska.

The nearby Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF) is the third busiest airport in Nebraska in terms of passenger boardings.

Geography and climateEdit

Scottsbluff is located at 41°52′2″N 103°39′39″W / 41.86722, -103.66083 (41.867140, -103.660709)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), of which 5.9 square miles (15 km2) is land and 0.04-square-mile (0.10 km2) (0.67%) is water.

Scottsbluff has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) with wide seasonal and daily temperature differences. Winters are dry and cold, while summers are rather hot. Precipitation is heavily concentrated in the spring and summer months.

Climate data for Scottsbluff
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 37.9
(3.3)
43.5
(6.4)
50.4
(10.2)
61.3
(16.3)
70.9
(21.6)
82.0
(27.8)
89.8
(32.1)
87.3
(30.7)
77.2
(25.1)
65.5
(18.6)
50.2
(10.1)
39.6
(4.2)
62.96
(17.20)
Daily mean °F (°C) 25.0
(−3.9)
30.2
(−1)
36.1
(2.3)
46.6
(8.1)
56.5
(13.6)
67.3
(19.6)
74.1
(23.4)
71.6
(22.0)
61.3
(16.3)
49.6
(9.8)
36.3
(2.4)
26.2
(−3.2)
48.41
(9.1)
Average low °F (°C) 11.8
(−11.2)
16.9
(−8.4)
22.1
(−5.5)
31.5
(−0.3)
41.7
(5.4)
52.7
(11.5)
58.6
(14.8)
55.9
(13.3)
45.7
(7.6)
33.6
(0.9)
22.5
(−5.3)
12.9
(−10.6)
33.83
(1.0)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.5
(12.7)
0.469
(11.9)
1.091
(27.7)
1.579
(40.1)
2.772
(70.4)
2.642
(67.1)
2.059
(52.3)
1.071
(27.2)
1.098
(27.9)
0.811
(20.6)
0.618
(15.7)
0.559
(14.2)
15.268
(387.8)
Source: Hong Kong Observatory [4]

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 1,746
1920 6,912 295.9%
1930 8,465 22.5%
1940 12,057 42.4%
1950 12,858 6.6%
1960 13,377 4.0%
1970 14,507 8.4%
1980 14,156 −2.4%
1990 13,711 −3.1%
2000 14,732 7.4%
2010 15,039 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Midwest Theater (Scottsbluff) from SW 3

The Midwest Theater in downtown Scottsbluff is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,732 people, 6,088 households, and 3,841 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,504.5 people per square mile (967.4/km²). There were 6,559 housing units at an average density of 1,115.1 per square mile (430.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.88% White, 0.44% African American, 3.20% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 11.60% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.59% of the population.

There were 6,088 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,938, and the median income for a family was $37,778. Males had a median income of $30,307 versus $20,854 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,065. About 14.5% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.5% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

HealthEdit

31% of Scottsbluff's population is obese, making it the 7th fattest city in America according to Quality Health's 2009 article 10 Fattest Cities in America.[5]

Notable people from ScottsbluffEdit

Points of interestEdit

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Overlooking Scottsbluff (to the left) and Gering (to the right) from Scotts Bluff National Monument.

Landmark BuildingsEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Gering, Nebraska; est. 1887

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Climatological Normals of Scottsbluff". Hong Kong SAR Government. http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/climat/world/eng/n_america/us/scottsbluff_e.htm. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  5. ^ 10 Fattest Cities in America
  6. ^ http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/cgi-bin/newmemberbio.cgi?lang=&member=NE03&site=congressmerge

External linksEdit


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