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Broken Bow, Nebraska

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Welcome to Broken Bow (aka 'Brokenbow') ...

The city of Broken Bow is located in Custer County and is the County Seat for Custer County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Broken Bow has a population of 3,534 people<1> (see below for details).

Broken Bow is 2,470 feet [753 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Broken Bow is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Broken Bow lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Broken Bow: (308)

The ZIP code for Broken Bow: 68822<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Broken Bow had a population of 3,559 people (which is 32.53% of the total population of Custer County). This makes Broken Bow the county's most populous community.

The population of Broken Bow represents 0.19% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,559 people, the population of Broken Bow increased 1.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,491 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Broken Bow had an population of 3,534 people. This is a decrease of 0.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.23% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Broken Bow.

Communities near Broken Bow ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Broken Bow and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2018
Anselmo   [Map]   139   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Ansley   [Map]   423   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Berwyn   [Map]   81   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Callaway   [Map]   527   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mason City   [Map]   170   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Broken Bow.

Communities Also Named Broken Bow ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Broken Bow - it's located in Oklahoma.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Broken Bow.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Broken Bow. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Broken Bow. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Broken Bow. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Broken Bow:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Broken Bow ...

Looking for more information about Broken Bow? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Broken Bow, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Broken Bow.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Custer County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Broken Bow. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Custer County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Broken Bow.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Broken Bow - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Broken Bow). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Broken Bow or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Broken Bow) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Broken Bow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Broken Bow

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broken Bow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4055, Longitude: -99.6402     [Map].

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