Scottsbluff, Nebraska Population 2024

14,141

Scottsbluff is a city located in Scotts Bluff County and Sioux County Nebraska. Scottsbluff has a 2024 population of 14,141. Scottsbluff is currently declining at a rate of -0.5% annually and its population has decreased by -1.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,425 in 2020.

The average household income in Scottsbluff is $70,392 with a poverty rate of 15.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Scottsbluff is 35.6 years, 32.4 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Scottsbluff Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Scottsbluff was:

  • White: 76.61%
  • Two or more races: 11.39%
  • Other race: 6.95%
  • Native American: 3.84%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Black or African American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,132.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.97% (-284)
The current population of Scottsbluff, Nebraska is 14,141 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,425.

Scottsbluff, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,07376.61%
Two or more races1,64711.39%
Other race1,0056.95%
Native American5553.84%
Asian1000.69%
Black or African American740.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Scottsbluff Population by Race

Scottsbluff Population Pyramid 2024

Scottsbluff Median Age

35.6

Total

32.4

Male

38.8

Female

Scottsbluff Adults

There are 10,812 adults, (3,020 of whom are seniors) in Scottsbluff.

Scottsbluff Age Dependency

85.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Scottsbluff Sex Ratio

Female7,63652.83%
Male6,81847.17%

Scottsbluff Population by Age

Scottsbluff Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,1592.2954.145.9
Non Family2,7951.1742.357.7
Married2,3463.1173.726.3
Female7053.4737.462.6
Male3133.4650.549.5

3.09

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Scottsbluff Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5776.16%
9th to 12th Grade4995.32%
High School Graduate2,48826.55%
Some College2,36525.24%
Associates Degree8549.11%
Bachelors Degree1,70618.21%
Graduate Degree8829.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Scottsbluff Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Scottsbluff Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,8786,4132,188
Hispanic1,9931,434264
2+ Races687598137
Other Race578285105
Native American27524842
Asian615320
Black474413

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.79%.

Scottsbluff Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,865$48,312$34,353
Less Than 9th Grade$26,829$35,625$18,962
High School Graduate$38,080$46,033$32,891
Some College$37,000$43,688$33,199
Bachelors Degree$49,286$58,250$42,326
Graduate Degree$61,103$79,000$54,814

$40,865

Average Earnings

$48,312

Average Male

$34,353

Average Female

Scottsbluff Earnings by Educational Attainment

Scottsbluff Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Scottsbluff Language

84.13% of Scottsbluff residents speak only English, while 15.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.69% of the population.

Scottsbluff Language

Scottsbluff Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,2941,08425.24%
White8,8711,01511.44%
Multiple1,64333620.45%
Other1,00527627.46%
Native5558715.68%
Asian942223.4%
Black5535.45%

15.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.27%

Male Poverty Rate

17.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scottsbluff

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scottsbluff is Other, with 27.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scottsbluff is Black, with 5.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.03%.

Scottsbluff Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.25%
Some College14.37%
High School9.81%
Bachelors or Greater5.03%

Scottsbluff Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed68.75%
Male Unemployed57.6%
Female Employed11.24%
Male Employed4.44%

Scottsbluff Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Scottsbluff Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$55,744$70,392
Families$73,000$89,389
Married Families$91,182$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,396$43,641

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Scottsbluff Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Scottsbluff Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Scottsbluff Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

803

Number of Veterans

695

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam325
Second Gulf War218
First Gulf War112
Korea57
World War II0

Scottsbluff Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74357
75+167
35 to 54156
55 to 6470
18 to 3453

Scottsbluff Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7188.27%
2+ Races475.4%
Hispanic391.51%
Asian1617.02%
Native American113.29%
Other Race101.31%
Black11.64%

Scottsbluff Veterans by Race

Scottsbluff Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scottsbluff Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Scottsbluff Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Scottsbluff Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Scottsbluff Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.26%

Born in Scottsbluff

95.29%

Native Born

4.71%

Foreign Born

3.4%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.29% of Scottsbluff residents were born in the United States, with 65.26% having been born in Nebraska. 3.4% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,786-71-0.51%
202813,857-71-0.51%
202713,928-71-0.51%
202613,999-71-0.5%
202514,070-71-0.5%
202414,141-71-0.5%
202314,212-71-0.5%
202214,283-95-0.66%
202114,378-47-0.33%
202014,425-111-0.76%
201914,536-154-1.05%
201814,690-100-0.68%
201714,790-96-0.64%
201614,886770.52%
201514,809-73-0.49%
201414,882-154-1.02%
201315,036-11-0.07%
201215,04710.01%
201115,046-35-0.23%
201015,0813492.37%
200014,7321,0217.45%
199013,711-445-3.14%
198014,156-351-2.42%
197014,5071,1308.45%
196013,3775194.04%
195012,8588016.64%
194012,0573,59242.43%
19308,4651,55322.47%
19206,91200%
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Scottsbluff Population by Year