Gering, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Gering, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Gering had a population of 8,551 as of July 1, 2018. Gering ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gering is located at latitude 41.8275 and longitude -103.6649 in Scotts Bluff County. 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. Scotts Bluff County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,911 feet.

The City of Gering (GNIS ID: 2394885) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Gering is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Scotts Bluff County.

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Gering, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,551
Population in Households 8,297
Population in Familes 6,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density2 1,989
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $51,830
Average Household Income $65,727
Per Capita Income $26,179


Total Housing Units 3,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,463 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 882 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $145,774
Average Home Value $152,233


Total Households 3,346
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,229
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.07% -0.11%
Households -0.05% -0.2%
Families -0.26% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

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, 2018 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 # 18 97th
Population Density # 43 93rd
Diversity Index # 31 95th
Median Household Income # 288 51st
Per Capita Income # 413 29th

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