Gering is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 8,334 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gering is the 17th largest community in Nebraska.
Unlike some cities, Gering isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gering are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gering is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gering who work in office and administrative support (20.78%), sales jobs (11.41%), and healthcare (8.55%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.31 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Gering are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.13% of adults in Gering having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gering in 2010 was $27,541, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,164 for a family of four. However, Gering contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gering is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gering home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gering residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Gering also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gering include English, Irish, Dutch, and French .
The most common language spoken in Gering is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.