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Gering, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Gering is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Scotts Bluff County at latitude 41.8275 and longitude -103.6649. Scotts Bluff County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,911 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gering, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gering, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gering indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gering (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Gering, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,632
Population in Households 8,376
Population in Familes 6,849
Population in Group Qrtrs 256
Population Density1 2,008
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 3,416
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,292
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,384 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,032 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $152,057
Average Home Value $173,626


Median Household Income $49,484
Average Household Income $59,731
Per Capita Income $23,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.36% 0.2%
Households 0.38% 0.19%
Families 0.14% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gering, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gering to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 97th
Population Density1 # 40 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 35 94th
Median Household Income # 299 49th
Per Capita Income # 350 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.