Scottsbluff, Nebraska Population 2021

14,278
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Scottsbluff is a city located in Scotts Bluff County Nebraska. With a 2020 population of 14,278, it is the 13th largest city in Nebraska and the 2389th largest city in the United States . Scottsbluff is currently declining at a rate of -0.96% annually and its population has decreased by -5.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,039 in 2010. Scottsbluff reached it's highest population of 15,082 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Scottsbluff has a population density of 2,152 people per square mile.

The average household income in Scottsbluff is $58,102 with a poverty rate of 17.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $778 per month, and the median house value is $116,600. 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 Scottsbluff was:

  • White: 88.21%
  • Other race: 3.84%
  • Two or more races: 3.33%
  • Native American: 2.73%
  • Black or African American: 1.13%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Scottsbluff, Nebraska is 14,278 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,695.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,039.

Scottsbluff, Nebraska Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202136,915-307-0.83%
202037,222-307-0.82%
201937,529-307-0.82%
201837,836-245-0.65%
201738,081-314-0.82%
201638,3951630.42%
201538,232-196-0.51%
201438,428-433-1.13%
201338,861-51-0.13%
201238,912-18-0.05%
201138,930-129-0.33%
201039,0590.00%

Scottsbluff Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,00088.21%
Some Other Race5663.84%
Two or More Races4913.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native4032.73%
Black or African American1661.13%
Asian1110.75%
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Scottsbluff Population by Race

Scottsbluff Population Pyramid $2021

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Scottsbluff Median Age

35.3


Total

33.1


Male

37.5


Female

Scottsbluff Adults

There are 10,933 adults, (2,528 of whom are seniors) in Scottsbluff.

Scottsbluff Age Dependency

75.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Scottsbluff Sex Ratio

Female

7,619

51.70%

Male

7,118

48.30%

Scottsbluff Population by Age

Scottsbluff Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Scottsbluff Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.7%25.3%
All53.5%46.5%
Non Family43.8%56.2%
Male39.8%60.2%
Female35.2%64.8%

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Scottsbluff Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1392.3453.5
Non Family2,6321.2443.8
Married2,218374.7
Female8443.4535.2
Male4453.5439.8

3.04

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Scottsbluff Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6086.41%
9th to 12th Grade7297.69%
High School Graduate2,41425.46%
Some College2,61027.52%
Associates Degree7848.27%
Bachelors Degree1,51716.00%
Graduate Degree8218.66%
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Scottsbluff Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Scottsbluff Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,7516,3582,130
Hispanic2,2461,40199
2+ Races24516237
Other Race244116
Native American22318344
Black949215
Asian806526

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.50%.

Scottsbluff Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,926$36,364$27,352
Less Than 9th Grade$19,688$21,327$16,250
High School Graduate$29,375$36,379$23,284
Some College$28,955$35,539$27,176
Bachelors Degree$47,305$51,500$41,120
Graduate Degree$54,219$51,820$57,100

$30,926

Average Earnings

$36,364

Average Male

$27,352

Average Female

Scottsbluff Earnings by Educational Attainment

Scottsbluff Language by Age

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Scottsbluff Language

84.45% of Scottsbluff residents speak only English, while 15.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.47% of the population.

Scottsbluff Language

Scottsbluff Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,1381,29514.17%
Hispanic4,3631,17726.98%
Multiple48810421.31%
Native403409.93%
Black1503523.33%
Asian1033231.07%
Other566264.59%

17.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.82%

Male Poverty Rate

20.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scottsbluff

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scottsbluff is Asian, with 31.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scottsbluff is Other, with 4.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.66%.

Scottsbluff Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.59%
Some College14.77%
High School12.57%
Bachelors or Greater6.06%

Scottsbluff Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed79.85%
Female Unemployed65.15%
Female Employed10.48%
Male Employed6.07%

Scottsbluff Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Scottsbluff Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,354$58,102
Families$55,907$70,599
Married Families$75,758-
Non Families$30,538$38,052
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Income by Household Type

Scottsbluff Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

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 55-64.

Scottsbluff Marital Status by Race

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Scottsbluff Marital Status

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822

Number of Veterans

770

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam299
Second Gulf War188
First Gulf War173
Korea128
World War II20

Scottsbluff Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+229
65 to 74227
35 to 54184
55 to 6495
18 to 3487

Scottsbluff Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7747.90%
Hispanic1284.63%
2+ Races248.66%
Asian1513.89%
Native American72.95%
Other Race20.56%

Scottsbluff Veterans by Race

Scottsbluff Veterans by Education

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1.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scottsbluff Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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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63.55%

Born in Scottsbluff

94.82%

Native Born

5.18%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

1.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.82% of Scottsbluff residents were born in the United States, with 63.55% having been born in Nebraska. 3.63% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,278-139-0.96%
202014,417-139-0.95%
201914,556-139-0.95%
201814,695-92-0.62%
201714,787-94-0.63%
201614,881810.55%
201514,800-74-0.50%
201414,874-155-1.03%
201315,029-13-0.09%
201215,042-3-0.02%
201115,045-37-0.25%
201015,0823500.24%
200014,7321,0210.72%
199013,711-445-0.32%
198014,156-351-0.24%
197014,5071,1300.81%
196013,3775190.40%
195012,8588010.65%
194012,0573,5923.60%
19308,4651,5532.05%
19206,9120.00%

Scottsbluff Population by Year