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Encyclopedia > Gering, Nebraska

Gering (IPA pronunciation: [ˈgiːɹiŋ], rhymes with earring) is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 7,751 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scotts Bluff CountyGR6. This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... Scotts Bluff County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Scotts Bluff County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ...


Gering was founded in 1887 at the base of a bluff which is now a National Park called Scotts Bluff National Monument. The city of Scottsbluff was founded across the North Platte River from the bluff in 1900. Separated only by the river, the two cities have since grown together and now form the 7th largest urban area in Nebraska. The parks of the United States National Park system are one type of protected area in the United States and are operated by the U.S. National Park Service. ... Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska includes an important 19th century landmark on the Oregon Trail. ... Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. ... The Platte River, showing the North Platte and South Platte The Platte River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 310 mi. ...

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Geography

Location of Gering, Nebraska

Gering is located at 41°49′27″N, 103°39′54″W (41.824251, -103.665009)GR1. Image File history File links NEMap-doton-Gering. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 km² (3.8 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Events

2007 marks the 85th annual Oregon Trail Days, celebration which takes place during the second week of July each year. Friends, families, Gering High School classmates, and the Old Settlers reunion all congregate in Gering for a weekend full of activities. The entrance to Gering High School // Gering High School (GHS) is the only high school in Gering, Nebraska and is located at 1500 U St. ...


Oregon Trail Days weekend kicks off with the community barbecue on Thursday night, Annual Kiddie Parade on 10th Street Friday morning, International Food Fair Downtown Gering Friday night, Annual Oregon Trail Days Parade Saturday morning followed by the annual Chili-Cookoff in Oregon Trail Park,and concert at Five Rocks Amphitheater Saturday evening.


- For a full slate of this year's Oregon Trail Days activities visit Gering Tourism.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,751 people, 3,173 households, and 2,170 families residing in the city. The population density was 798.0/km² (2,067.8/mi²). There were 3,332 housing units at an average density of 343.1/km² (888.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.48% White, 0.13% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.56% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.40% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,173 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,185, and the median income for a family was $42,378. Males had a median income of $32,750 versus $22,026 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,775. About 5.9% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sister cities

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Notable People

Kip Lee Gross (Born August 24, 1964) in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Major General Galen B. Jackman of the United States Army currently serves in the Pentagon as the Armys Chief of Legislative Liaison[1]. The Office, Chief of Legislative Liaison (OCLL) operates directly under the Office of the Secretary of the Army. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... Former United States First Lady Nancy Reagan kisses the casket of her husband, Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the week long state funeral honoring him in June of 2004. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan, GCB (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR) is directly responsible for the homeland security and defense of the Washington D.C. area as well as surrounding counties in Virginia and Maryland. ... Lt. ... US Lieutenant General insignia In three branches of the United States Army, United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force, a Lieutenant General is also called a three-star general, named for the three stars worn on the uniform. ... Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or MD, from the Latin Medicinae Doctor meaning Teacher of Medicine,) is an academic degree for medical doctors. ... Surgeon General can have several different meanings. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Adrian M. Smith (born December 19, 1970) is an American politician from the state of Nebraska. ...

Points of interest

Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska includes an important 19th century landmark on the Oregon Trail. ... Northfield Park Arboretum is a public park and arboretum located in Gering, Nebraska. ... The Wildcat Hills are an escarpment between the North Platte River and Pumpkin Creek in the western Nebraska Panhandle. ... Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 41°49′27″N 103°39′54″W / 41.824251, -103.665009Coordinates: 41°49′27″N 103°39′54″W / 41.824251, -103.665009

  Results from FactBites:
 
Nebraska Fast Facts - Community Profile (1347 words)
Gering is located in the southwestern corner of the State of Nebraska, in close proximity to Colorado's Front Range.
Nebraska State Highway 71 is a four-lane highway from Gering to Kimball and Interstate 80, approximately 40 miles south.
Gering is the County Seat of Scotts Bluff County, whose population for 2000 was almost 37,000.
Gering, Nebraska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (448 words)
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States.
Gering was founded in 1887 at the base of a bluff which is now a National Park called Scotts Bluff National Monument.
The city of Scottsbluff was founded across the North Platte River from the bluff in 1900.
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