Custer County, Nebraska facts for kids
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Custer County Courthouse in Broken Bow
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
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|Founded||17 February 1877|
|Named for||George Armstrong Custer|
|Largest city||Broken Bow|
|• Total||2,576 sq mi (6,670 km2)|
|• Land||2,576 sq mi (6,670 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1 km2) 0.01%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||4.2/sq mi (1.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Custer County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 10,939. Its county seat is Broken Bow. The county was formed in 1877 and named after General George Armstrong Custer, who was killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
In the Nebraska license plate system, Custer County is represented by the prefix 4 (it had the fourth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,576 square miles (6,670 km2), of which 2,576 square miles (6,670 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.01%) is water. In area, it is the second largest county in Nebraska, behind only Cherry County.
- U.S. Highway 183
- Nebraska Highway 2
- Nebraska Highway 21
- Nebraska Highway 40
- Nebraska Highway 47
- Nebraska Highway 70
- Nebraska Highway 92
- Valley County (northeast)
- Sherman County (southeast)
- Buffalo County (southeast)
- Dawson County (south)
- Lincoln County (southwest)
- Logan County (northwest)
- Blaine County (northwest)
- Loup County (northeast)
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 11,793 people, 4,826 households, and 3,320 families in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km2). There were 5,585 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.63% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.3% were of German, 11.9% English, 10.6% Irish and 8.9% American ancestry.
There were 4,826 households, out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 28.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.
The county population contained 26.30% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 21.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,677, and the median income for a family was $37,063. Males had a median income of $24,609 versus $19,732 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,171. About 9.10% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.
- Broken Bow
- Douglas Grove
- East Custer
- Elk Creek
- Spring Creek
- West Union
- Wood River
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