Scottsbluff, NE

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
37,880
0.0923% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
1.03% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.5%
6.53% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,842
6.36% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$151,100
9.18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,281
1.15% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Scottsbluff, NE had a population of 37.9k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $59,842. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Scottsbluff, NE declined from 37,915 to 37,880, a −0.0923% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,265 to $59,842, a 6.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scottsbluff, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.5%), White (Hispanic) (11.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.7%), Other (Hispanic) (4.53%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2%).

None of the households in Scottsbluff, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Scottsbluff, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scottsbluff, NE are Western Nebraska Community College (546 degrees awarded in 2022) and Summit Christian College (4 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Scottsbluff, NE was $151,100, and the homeownership rate was 67.7%.

Most people in Scottsbluff, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14 minutes. The average car ownership in Scottsbluff, NE was 2 cars per household.

Scottsbluff, NE borders Cheyenne, WY.

Population & Diversity

Scottsbluff, NE is home to a population of 37.9k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.87% of Scottsbluff, NE residents were born outside of the country (1.84k people).

In 2022, there were 6.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.1k people) in Scottsbluff, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.19k White (Hispanic) and 2.92k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Scottsbluff, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Scottsbluff, NE was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scottsbluff, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.1k ± 216
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.19k ± 510
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.92k ± 537
23.9%
Hispanic Population
9.06k people

In 2022, there were 6.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.1k people) in Scottsbluff, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.19k White (Hispanic) and 2.92k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.9% of the people in Scottsbluff, NE are hispanic (9.06k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.84k people
4.66%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.77k people

As of 2022, 4.87% of Scottsbluff, NE residents (1.84k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scottsbluff, NE was 4.66%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    866 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    469 ± 143
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    117 ± 49

Scottsbluff, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Scottsbluff, NE employs 18.3k people. The largest industries in Scottsbluff, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,887 people), Retail Trade (2,318 people), and Educational Services (1,596 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,628), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,053), and Finance & Insurance ($60,833).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18.3k
2022 Value
± 861
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 6.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scottsbluff, NE grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 18.1k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scottsbluff, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,352 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,977 people), and Management Occupations (1,690 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scottsbluff, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.3k
2022 Value
± 861
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 6.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scottsbluff, NE grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 18.1k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scottsbluff, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,887 people), Retail Trade (2,318 people), and Educational Services (1,596 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scottsbluff, NE, though some of these residents may live in Scottsbluff, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,524
Median earning men ± $1,726
$33,528
Median earning women ± $1,881

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($68,834), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,431), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,079).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($46,875), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,938), and Construction ($40,898).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 382
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 323
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 215
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nebraska went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.12%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Scottsbluff, NE awarded 550 degrees. The student population of Scottsbluff, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 646 male students and 951 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scottsbluff, NE are White (338 and 66.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (127 and 24.9%), Asian (16 and 3.13%), and Unknown (15 and 2.94%).

The largest universities in Scottsbluff, NE by number of degrees awarded are Western Nebraska Community College (546 and 99.3%) and Summit Christian College (4 and 0.727%).

The most popular majors in Scottsbluff, NE are General Business Administration & Management (67 and 12.2%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (61 and 11.1%), and Lineworker (56 and 10.2%).

The median tuition cost in Scottsbluff, NE for private four year colleges is $7,040.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Scottsbluff, NE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,597 (40.5% men and 59.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,597 students enrolled in Scottsbluff, NE, 40.5% men and 59.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 980 records, of which 59.2% were women and 40.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 67 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Scottsbluff, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Scottsbluff, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 546 degrees awarded
  2. 4 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Nebraska Community College with 546 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 227 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scottsbluff, NE, which is 0.703 times less than the 323 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 338 degrees mean that there were 2.66 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 127 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($7,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($568) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scottsbluff, NE was $151,100 in 2022, which is 0.536 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $138,400 to $151,100, a 9.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Scottsbluff, NE is 67.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Scottsbluff, NE have an average commute time of 14 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scottsbluff, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scottsbluff, NE is $59,842. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Scottsbluff, NE was Sarpy County, NE with a value of $95,911, followed by Washington County, NE and Cass County, NE, with respective values of $89,671 and $87,673.

Property

$151,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,663
$10,712
Median Property Taxes
±$620

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Rent vs Own

67.7%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.7% of the housing units in Scottsbluff, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scottsbluff, NE was Sarpy County, NE with a value of $95,911, followed by Washington County, NE and Cass County, NE, with respective values of $89,671 and $87,673.

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Household Income

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$59,842
Median Household Income
± $3,906
15.8k
Number of Households
± 799

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.8k households in Scottsbluff, NE grew to $59,842 from the previous year's value of $56,265.

The following chart displays the households in Scottsbluff, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scottsbluff, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.03%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Scottsbluff, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (6.03%).

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Commute Time

14 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scottsbluff, NE have a shorter commute time (14 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.944% of the workforce in Scottsbluff, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Scottsbluff, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scottsbluff, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scottsbluff, NE (4.63k out of 36.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scottsbluff, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.1% of the population of Scottsbluff, NE has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nebraska see 1309 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0763% decrease from the previous year (1310 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1259 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 341 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,309 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nebraska

Primary care physicians in Nebraska see an average of 1,309 patients per year. This represents a 0.0763% decrease from the previous year (1,310 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.86%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
2.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scottsbluff, NE grew by 0.478% from 9.81% to 9.86%.

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