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Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the Scottsbluff metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Martin Gering, banker.

The latitude of Gering is 41.825N. The longitude is -103.66W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,911 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,832.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,185
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gering demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Oregon Trail Days - July 12-15, 2007
  • Harvest Festival - Sept 15-16, 2007
  • Arts Festival - June 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gering web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area, Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: Farm & Ranch Museum, North Platte Valley Museum, Scotts Bluff National Monument
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gering demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Scotts Bluff County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 69341 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

39% of Gering residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gering ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gering was $18,775, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Gering residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gering, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $748.


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Libraries in Gering include Gering Public Library ... View libraries

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Scotts Bluff County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gering political report.

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The average commute time for Gering workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Gering include Cavalier Motel, Microtel Inn and Suites.

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