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%).
One of the benefits of Gering is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.31 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Gering overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Gering, 21.13% have at least a bachelor's 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.