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Custer County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Custer County below. All data comes from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Crimial Justice, the US Census Bureau and the County Health Rankings and Roadmap Program. Population analysis by CPAR at UNO. Population estimates based on 2009-2014 data.

24 percent of Custer County's population is children age 18 or younger.

9 percent of the population in Custer County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

Custer County Nebraska has seen a decline in substantiated child abuse and neglect rates since 2010

Number of kids in foster care in Custer County has declined since 2011

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Custer County has gone from 73 percent in 2010 to 92 percent in 2013

2 percent of children in Custer County Nebraska live in a home where a language other than English is spoken.

Births to teens is at its lowest since in 4 years in Custer County Nebraska

17 percent of children in Custer County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013

Nebraska Children's investments in Custer County

Custer County Child Abuse Prevention Council

Sherman County Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Team in Loup City, serving Blain, Custer, Greeley, Loup, Sherman and Valley Counties.

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Broken Bow partnership is between Broken Bow Public Schools (BBPS), Central Nebraska Community Services’ (CNCS) Early Head Start, Central Plains Center for Services (CPCS), Broken Bow Public Library, and Planning Region #28. Endowment funds expanded home visitation services to serve additional families. The three partners BBPS, CNCS, and CPCS each employee a home visitor that provides weekly visits to families with infants and toddlers.


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