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4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
United States
308-630-1723
Lisa Steele

Director of Physician Recruitment

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No smog. No traffic jams. 
No long commute.

Surrounded by soaring bluffs, pine-filled canyons, and rolling prairie, the Scottsbluff-Gering area offers numerous reasons why over 23,000 people choose to call it home.

Climate

Our climate is hard to beat—low humidity, plenty of sunshine, and smog-free fresh air.

  • Average days of sunshine per year: 260.
  • Average high/low temperature for August 87/55°.
  • Average high/low temperature for February 44/16°.
  • Average annual snowfall 29.00".
  • Average annual rainfall 15.00".
  • Average date of first frost: September 28.
  • Below average figures for tornado activity at the state and national level.

Employment

In May 2018, the unemployment rate in Scotts Bluff County averaged 3.2 percent, a figure lower than the national average of 3.7 percent.

Cost of living

  • The cost of living in Scottsbluff is 12 percent lower than the U.S. average (2017).
  • Average housing cost in Scottsbluff is 40 percent lower than the national average (2017).

Population

  • Scottsbluff/Gering: 23,193 (2017).
  • Scotts Bluff County: 36,363 (2017).

Taxes

State sales tax 5.5 percent (2018)
 and local sales tax 1.5 percent (2018).

Scottsbluff/Gering

  • A healthy job market with low unemployment rates.
  • Work commutes averaging 10 minutes or less.
  • Public and private schools.
  • Entertainment options for all ages.
  • An active performing and visual arts community.
  • Bountiful outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • A climate that embraces the best of the four distinct seasons.