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Time Zone: Custer County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Broken Bow is the Seat for Custer County.

Custer County was founded in 1877.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Custer had a population of 10,784 people. This is a decrease of 8.56% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,793 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Custer represented 0.69% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 23rd most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201010,939-7.24%+1.44% since 2009
200910,784-8.56%-0.22% since 2008
200810,808-8.35%-0.13% since 2007
200011,793The Last Census

More information can be found on the Custer County Census Page for Custer County.


Below are some of the communities located in Custer County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Custer County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Broken Bow   3,1393,49110.08% decrease  
Callaway   5976376.28% decrease  
Sargent   57764911.09% decrease  
Arnold   5716309.37% decrease  
Ansley   4695209.81% decrease  

Websites for Custer County

Official Website:   www.co.custer.ne.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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