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Broken Bow, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Broken Bow is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Custer County at latitude 41.4051 and longitude -99.6401. Custer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,477 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Broken Bow, but most people and references simply refer to it as Broken Bow, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Broken Bow indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Broken Bow (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Broken Bow, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,446
Population in Households 3,352
Population in Familes 2,567
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 1,819
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,536
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 901
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 962 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 574 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $65,895
Average Home Value $100,700


Median Household Income $37,849
Average Household Income $48,413
Per Capita Income $21,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.76% -0.48%
Households -0.59% -0.41%
Families -0.21% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Broken Bow, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Broken Bow to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 44 93rd
Population Density1 # 57 90th
Diversity Index2 # 144 75th
Median Household Income # 504 13th
Per Capita Income # 474 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.