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Welcome to Scottsbluff ...

The city of Scottsbluff is located in Scotts Bluff County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Scottsbluff has a population of 14,536 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 elevation 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 located in the (308) area code.

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

Websites for Scottsbluff ...

Official Website: www.scottsbluff.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Scottsbluff had an population of 14,536 people. This is a decrease of 3.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.33% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

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

Communities near Scottsbluff ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Scottsbluff.

  • Mitchell [Scotts Bluff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
    • Mitchell [Scotts Bluff County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Scottsbluff
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<6>
  • Bayard [Morrill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
    • Bayard [Morrill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Scottsbluff
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,081 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayard<6>
  • Morrill [Scotts Bluff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrill
    • Morrill [Scotts Bluff County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Scottsbluff
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 873 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrill<6>
  • Minatare [Scotts Bluff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minatare
    • Minatare [Scotts Bluff County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Scottsbluff
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 784 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minatare
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minatare<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lyman [Scotts Bluff County]
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      • Lyman [Scotts Bluff County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Scottsbluff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<6>
    • Melbeta [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbeta
      • Melbeta [Scotts Bluff County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Scottsbluff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melbeta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbeta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melbeta<6>
    • McGrew [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGrew
      • McGrew [Scotts Bluff County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Scottsbluff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGrew have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGrew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGrew<6>
    • Haig [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haig
      • Haig [Scotts Bluff County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Scottsbluff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haig
    • Stegall [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stegall
      • Stegall [Scotts Bluff County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Scottsbluff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stegall have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stegall
    • Craft [Morrill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craft
      • Craft [Morrill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Scottsbluff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craft have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craft

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Scottsbluff. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Scottsbluff.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Scottsbluff.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Scottsbluff. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Scottsbluff.

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.

Adding Scottsbluff to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Scottsbluff in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Scottsbluff was on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Scottsbluff on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Scotts Bluff County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Scottsbluff: www.scottsbluff.org/

The official website for Scotts Bluff County: www.scottsbluffcounty.org/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Scotts Bluff, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Scottsbluff.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scottsbluff - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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 ScottsbluffOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scottsbluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8666, Longitude: -103.6628    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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