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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Broken Bow is a town in Nebraska with a population of 3,522. Broken Bow is in Custer County. Living in Broken Bow offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Broken Bow and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Broken Bow are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$623
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Broken Bow Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    169.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    481.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Broken Bow

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,068
National
$55,322
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Broken Bow Reviews

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I love the small town community support. I would like for more opportunities for young students that would prefer to enter the workforce, rather than to enter the college life.
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Broken Bow is a great family community to live and work in. It is very family friendly with great parks, an amazing swimming pool, and very nice ball fields. The schools have some of the greatest faculty; preparing their students for a promising future. Our town has necessary amenities so you can get what you need. The town square is adorable with fun shopping and restaurants. Whether you live here or are just passing through, you can find something enjoyable to do.
The Town is a nice town but like all towns it has some flaws like smells like cow butt a good part of the time, Due to the Cow Lots Located too Close to Town also over 30 Pig Farms circles around the Town. Makes for a long Summer when you can't go outside to enjoy it. The Taxes are Higher In Custer County for Owning a house and not many Cheaper Places to Buy Most Houses are Expensive Compared to other Towns In the State. You have to Drive Minimum of an hour to get to bigger Cities. If there was no Cow Butt smell then it wouldn't be a bad place to live. Very hard to get the smell out of your house at 2:00 in the morning when you left your windows open it will creep in and wake you up.