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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Scottsbluffwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Scottsbluff
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.