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Gering, Nebraska
(Scotts Bluff County)

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The location of Gering

Welcome to Gering ...

The city of Gering is located in Scotts Bluff County and is the County Seat for Scotts Bluff County.

The location of Gering has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Gering has a population of 8,225 people<2> (see below for details).

Gering was established in 1887.

The community of Gering is 3,920 feet [1,195 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Gering is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Gering lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Gering is within the (308) area code.

The ZIP code for Gering: 69341<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gering had a population of 8,500 people (which is 22.99% of the total population of Scotts Bluff County). This makes Gering the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Gering represents 0.47% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,500 people, the population of Gering increased 9.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,751 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Gering had an population of 8,225 people. This is a decrease of 3.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.12% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gering.

Communities near Gering ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Gering and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2018
Bayard   [Map]   1,103   E   18 miles [29 km]
Craft   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Haig   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
McGrew   [Map]   102   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Melbeta   [Map]   109   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Minatare   [Map]   797   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gering.

Communities Also Named Gering ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Nebraska communities named Gering: This one is located in Scotts Bluff County and the other is located in Cheyenne County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gering.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gering. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gering. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gering.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gering:

Websites for Gering ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gering ...

Looking for more information about Gering? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gering, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gering.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gering.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gering - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gering). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gering or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gering) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gering. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gering

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gering. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8278, Longitude: -103.6654     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gering have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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