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Time Zone: Scotts Bluff County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Gering is the Seat for Scotts Bluff County.

Scotts Bluff County was founded in 1888 and was created by taking area from CheyenneCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Scotts Bluff had a population of 36,865 people. This is a decrease of 0.23% since the last Census (which gave a population of 36,951 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Scotts Bluff represented 2.16% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201036,970  
200936,865-0.23%+0.66% since 2008
200836,625-0.88%+0.65% since 2007
200736,390-1.52% 
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200036,951The Last Census

More information can be found on the Scotts Bluff County Census Page for Scotts Bluff County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Scotts Bluff County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Scotts Bluff County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Scottsbluff   14,88614,7321.05% increase  
Gering   7,7387,7510.17% decrease  
Mitchell   1,7991,8311.75% decrease  
Morrill   9419571.67% decrease  
Minatare   8718107.53% increase  

Websites for Scotts Bluff County

Official Website:   www.scottsbluffcounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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