Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Population 2021

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska's estimated population is 35,004 with a growth rate of -0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska is the 8th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 37,057 and has seen a growth of -5.54% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202135,004-307-0.87%
202035,311-307-0.86%
201935,618-307-0.85%
201835,925-235-0.65%
201736,160-260-0.71%
201636,4201750.48%
201536,245-192-0.53%
201436,437-416-1.13%
201336,853-52-0.14%
201236,905-51-0.14%
201136,956-101-0.27%
201037,0571,0322.86%
199036,025-2,319-6.05%
198038,3441,9125.25%
197036,4322,6237.76%
196033,809-130-0.38%
195033,939220.06%
194033,9175,27318.41%
193028,6447,93438.31%
192020,71012,355147.88%
19108,3555,803227.39%
19002,55266435.17%
18901,8880.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.87%
County Website
Founded
1888
County Seat
2010 Population
37,057
Growth Since 2010
-5.54%
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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,04291.60%
Some Other Race8782.43%
Two or More Races8732.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native6781.88%
Black or African American3210.89%
Asian2370.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander450.12%
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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Population by Race

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Median Age

39.5


Total

38.3


Male

40.9


Female

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Adults

There are 27,101 adults, (6,749 of whom are seniors) in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska.

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Age Dependency

77.3

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

18,624

51.63%

Male

17,450

48.37%

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Population by Age

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All66.9%33.1%
Male64.6%35.4%
Non Family54.4%45.6%
Female45.6%54.4%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,7322.466.9
Married6,5902.9883.5
Non Family5,4241.254.4
Female1,8133.345.6
Male9053.5264.6

2.99

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3235.48%
9th to 12th Grade1,5776.53%
High School Graduate6,94228.74%
Some College6,33926.24%
Associates Degree2,44510.12%
Bachelors Degree3,82015.81%
Graduate Degree1,7097.08%
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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,95117,6805,198
Hispanic4,3642,893173
Other Race466259
2+ Races37925767
Native American37832454
Black14914427
Asian14210538
Islander12

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 96.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.43%.

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,448$40,423$28,020
Less Than 9th Grade$22,200$25,098$16,693
High School Graduate$30,465$36,677$21,953
Some College$31,493$39,577$26,742
Bachelors Degree$48,151$52,476$43,356
Graduate Degree$61,250$70,114$60,409

$33,448

Average Earnings

$40,423

Average Male

$28,020

Average Female

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Language

88.07% of Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 11.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.56% of the population.

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Language

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,3282,75910.89%
Hispanic8,3971,74120.73%
Native66916023.92%
Multiple85613916.24%
Other867556.34%
Black2895217.99%
Asian2293917.03%

13.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.97%

Male Poverty Rate

15.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska is Native, with 23.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska is Other, with 6.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.64%.

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.09%
High School11.33%
Some College10.79%
Bachelors or Greater5.10%

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed61.11%
Female Unemployed43.70%
Female Employed8.14%
Male Employed4.57%

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,745$66,631
Families$63,635$81,076
Married Families$76,572$95,077
Non Families$30,179$38,819
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Income by Household Type

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska 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.

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Marital Status

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2,213

Number of Veterans

1,997

Male Veterans

216

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam941
First Gulf War442
Second Gulf War367
Korea235
World War II49

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74654
75+585
35 to 54504
55 to 64317
18 to 34153

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0828.25%
Hispanic2444.56%
2+ Races6515.26%
Other Race264.17%
Asian2414.12%
Black94.43%
Native American71.72%

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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4.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska 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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65.59%

Born in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska

96.22%

Native Born

3.78%

Foreign Born

2.23%

Non Citizen

1.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.22% of Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 65.59% having been born in Nebraska. 2.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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