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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.
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.
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.
17% of Broken Bow residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Broken Bow, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $258. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $601.
Libraries in Broken Bow include Broken Bow Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Broken Bow include Custer County Chief
Custer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Broken Bow political report.
The average commute time for Broken Bow workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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