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Broken Bow

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Broken Bow is a city in Custer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 3,559 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Custer County.HistoryBroken Bow was platted in 1882. Its name was suggested by a settler who found a broken bow in a field at the site of a former Indian camping ground. The railroad was built through Broken Bow in 1884, and the town was incorporated as a village that same year. Broken Bow was incorporated as a city of the second class in 1888.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.90sqmi, all of it land.The geographic center of Nebraska lies approximately 10 miles northwest of Broken Bow.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 3,559 people, 1,575 households, and 909 families residing in the city. The population density was 1873.2PD/sqmi. There were 1,730 housing units at an average density of 910.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.
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