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Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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The location of Scottsbluff

Welcome to Scottsbluff ...

The city of Scottsbluff is located in Scotts Bluff County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Scottsbluff has a population of 14,733 people<2> (see below for details).

Scottsbluff was established in 1900.

The community of Scottsbluff is 3,880 feet [1,183 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Scottsbluff is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Scottsbluff is within the (308) area code.

The ZIP codes for Scottsbluff: 69361, 69363<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scottsbluff had a population of 15,039 people (or 40.68% of the total population of Scotts Bluff County). This makes Scottsbluff the county's most populous community.

The population of Scottsbluff represents 0.82% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,039 people, the population of Scottsbluff increased 2.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,732 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Scottsbluff had an population of 14,733 people. This is a decrease of 2.03% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near Scottsbluff ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Scottsbluff and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2018
Bayard   [Map]   1,103   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Craft   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Haig   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Lyman   [Map]   328   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
McGrew   [Map]   102   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Melbeta   [Map]   109   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

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 Scottsbluff. 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 Scottsbluff. 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 Scottsbluff. Our list includes 15 papers.

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

Websites for Scottsbluff ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scottsbluff ...

Looking for more information about Scottsbluff? 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 Scottsbluff, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Scottsbluff.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Scotts Bluff County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 Scottsbluff.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scottsbluff - 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 Scottsbluff). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Scottsbluff 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 '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- Scottsbluff) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scottsbluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8676, Longitude: -103.6619     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scottsbluff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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