Scottsbluff, Nebraska Population 2022

14,316
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Scottsbluff is a city located in Scotts Bluff County Nebraska. With a 2020 population of 14,316, it is the 13th largest city in Nebraska and the 3084th largest city in the United States. Scottsbluff is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -2.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,660 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Scottsbluff has a population density of 2,158 people per square mile.

The average household income in Scottsbluff is $58,102 with a poverty rate of 15.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $860 per month, and the median house value is $116,400. The median age in Scottsbluff is 35.3 years, 33.1 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Scottsbluff Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Scottsbluffwas:

  • White: 83.90%
  • Two or more races: 7.05%
  • Other race: 4.26%
  • Native American: 2.98%
  • Black or African American: 0.98%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Scottsbluff, Nebraska is 14,316 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,660.

Scottsbluff, Nebraska Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Scottsbluff Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Scottsbluff Population by Race

Scottsbluff Population Pyramid 2022

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Scottsbluff Median Age

35.2


Total

32.7


Male

36.1


Female

Scottsbluff Adults

There are 10,756 adults, (2,812 of whom are seniors) in Scottsbluff.

Scottsbluff Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Scottsbluff Sex Ratio

Female

7,884

53.78%

Male

6,776

46.22%

Scottsbluff Population by Age

Scottsbluff Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Scottsbluff Household Types

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Scottsbluff Households and Families

3.05

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Scottsbluff Households by Type

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Scottsbluff Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Scottsbluff Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.04%.

Scottsbluff Educational Attainment by Race

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$32,882

Average Earnings

$40,488

Average Male

$29,984

Average Female

Scottsbluff Earnings by Educational Attainment

Scottsbluff Language by Age

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Scottsbluff Language

86.48% of Scottsbluff residents speak only English, while 13.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.66% of the population.

Scottsbluff Language

Scottsbluff Poverty by Race

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15.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.15%

Male Poverty Rate

17.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scottsbluff

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scottsbluff is Black, with 34.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scottsbluff is Multiple, with 8.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.59%.

Scottsbluff Poverty

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Scottsbluff Poverty Rate by Education

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Scottsbluff Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Scottsbluff Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Scottsbluff Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Scottsbluff Married by Age and Sex

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Scottsbluff Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Scottsbluff Marital Status by Race

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Scottsbluff Marital Status

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915

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Scottsbluff Veterans by War

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Scottsbluff Veterans by Age

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Scottsbluff Veterans by Race

Scottsbluff Veterans by Education

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7.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scottsbluff Veterans by Education

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Scottsbluff Employment by Age

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Scottsbluff Employment by Race

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Scottsbluff Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.39%

Born in Scottsbluff

96.83%

Native Born

3.17%

Foreign Born

2.11%

Non Citizen

1.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.83% of Scottsbluff residents were born in the United States, with 62.39% having been born in Nebraska. 2.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Scottsbluff Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Scottsbluff Population by Year