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Broken Bow is a city in Custer County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a broken bow found on the site of an Indian campsite.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Broken Bow. For links to other places called Broken Bow, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Broken Bow is 41.401N. The longitude is -99.638W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,477 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,385.


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Median household income
Local
$29,355
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Broken Bow demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Custer County Fair - Aug. 4-9, 2007
  • May Days - May 19, 2007
  • Crazy Days - July 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Broken Bow web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Victoria Springs State Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Custer County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Broken Bow demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Custer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68822 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

32% of Broken Bow residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Broken Bow ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Broken Bow was $17,571, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Broken Bow residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Broken Bow, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $258.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $601.


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Libraries in Broken Bow include Broken Bow Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Broken Bow include Custer County Chief

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Custer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Broken Bow political report.

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The average commute time for Broken Bow workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Broken Bow include Best Value Inn Broken Arrow, Super 8.

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