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The City of Broken Bow had a population of 4,170 as of July 1, 2021. Broken Bow ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Broken Bow is located at latitude 34.0293 and longitude -94.7391 in McCurtain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Broken Bow encompass a land area of 6.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. McCurtain County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 469 feet.

The City of Broken Bow has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Broken Bow is located within Broken Bow Division of McCurtain County.

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Broken Bow, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 4,170 (100%)
Population in Households 4,100 (98.3%)
Population in Families 3,372 (80.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 70 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 682
Diversity Index2 74


Median Household Income $33,480
Average Household Income $43,544
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $16,745
Wealth Index5 32


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,022 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 589 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 222 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $86,348
Average Home Value $126,246
Housing Affordability Index3 247


Total Households 1,611
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,071
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.11% -0.03%
Households 0.07% -0.06%
Families 0.3% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.08%

Broken Bow, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Broken Bow to the other 743 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 89th
Population Density # 288 61st
Median Household Income # 709 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 427 57th
Per Capita Income # 710 5th
Diversity Index # 26 97th

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