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Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 8,500 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Scotts Bluff County.HistoryGering was founded in 1887 at the base of the bluff that is now the center of Scotts Bluff National Monument. It was named for Martin Gering, a pioneer merchant. 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.GeographyGering is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.30sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsGering is part of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 8,500 people, 3,361 households, and 2,278 families residing in the city. The population density was 1976.7PD/sqmi. There were 3,601 housing units at an average density of 837.4/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 89.6% White, 0.6% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.2% of the population.Take a look at our United States trip itinerary planning website to refine the details of your trip to Gering.
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