Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 14,732 at the 2000 census. Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle, and the 12th largest city in Nebraska.

Scottsbluff was founded in 1900 across the North Platte River from its namesake, a bluff which is now a National Park called Scotts Bluff National Monument. The smaller town of Gering had been founded south of the river and the two cities have since grown together to form the 7th largest urban area (Scottsbluff Micropolitan Statistical Area) in Nebraska.

The nearby Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF) is the third busiest airport in Nebraska in terms of passenger boardings.


Geography and climate

Scottsbluff is located at 41°52′2″N 103°39′39″W / 41.86722°N 103.66083°W / 41.86722; -103.66083 (41.867140, -103.660709)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.

Scottsbluff has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) with wide seasonal and daily temperature differences. Winters are dry and cold, while summers are rather hot. Precipitation is heavily concentrated in the spring and summer months.


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