Broken Bow Facts and Statistics
City: Broken Bow
Data from the 2000 population census places the Broken Bow population at 4,230. Approximately, 12.30% of the population of McCurtain County resides in Broken Bow.
Percent Distributions of the Population by Race -2000
In Broken Bow, 64.23% of the population is white, 9.43% is black of African American, 17.80% is Native American, and the remaining 8.5% is comprised of all other races.
The McCurtain County labor force was 15,025 in 2000. Participation rate in the county labor force constitutes 65.89% of males and 45.15% of females.
Broken Bow has a moderate climate with an average of 50 inches of rain annually and 4 inches of snow. The average number of flying days is 347.
Broken Bow has a Statutory Council-Manager form of government. The Council consists of four council members and one mayor. Four members are elected from their ward and one is elected at-large.
Broken Bow has 7 full-time fire personnel, 3 relief fire personnel, 15 volunteer fire personnel and 14 full-time police officers. The city's fire insurance has a 4 classification while the adjacent area has a 7 classification.
Utility services are provided primarily by the following carriers:
Broken Bow is a regional supplier. The system is gravity flow with bottom of clear well, elevation 750 ft.
Treatment plant can produce 9,000,000 gpd.
Sanitation and Sewage Treatment
Broken Bow has an extended aeration system of treatment. The city's sewage treatment system is currently operating at approximately 90% of capacity and is under expansion.
Sewer Treatment Capacity and Load
Express and Motor Freight
There are at least 10 motor freight companies which serve Broken Bow on an as-needed basis. One express carrier operates a terminal in the City. United Parcel Service is also available.
Distance to Major Cities
Oklahoma is centrally located in the U.S. The distance from Broken Bow to the following cities is:
The nearest commercial airport is 68 miles from Broken Bow at Paris, Texas. Metro Airlines serves the airport there.
The nearest water transportation is the Port of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. It is 135 miles from Broken Bow and has a channel depth of 9 feet. It is connected via the Arkansas River to the Mississippi river and the Gulf of Mexico.
Broken Bow is located at the intersection of US 70, US 259, and SH 3. The nearest interstate highway is 1-30, approximately 62 miles to the South.
The city has 6 motels with 250 rooms.
Broken Bow has 1,652 dwellings; 49.6% are owner-occupied. Rental housing is readily available.
Places of Worship
Broken Bow has 30 Protestant churches.
McCurtain County has 2 newspapers and 2 radio stations.
Broken Bow's property tax rate is $90.03 per $1,000 assessed value for the year 2000-2001. The fractional assessment percentage for real property is 11.00% and for personal property; 11.00%. The property tax is distributed as follows:
The city has a sales tax rate of 3%. In addition, the state levies a 4.5% tax rate on sales. McCurtain County levies a 1.75% sales tax.
From the city the nearest machine shop, tool , and die services or electric and motor repair services are 13 miles away.
Broken Bow has 4 primary and secondary schools with approximately 1,850 students and 152 teachers. Broken Bow has access to the Kiamichi Technology Center and E.T. Dunlap Higher Learning Center. There is a public library in Broken Bow with 40,000 volumes.
Broken Bow has 34.89 miles of fiber optic cable with one point of presence available. There are 5 central offices with digital switching capability.
Medical Facilities and Medical Practitioners
There are 2 clinics in Broken Bow. There are 2 nursing homes with 165 beds. Practicing in the Broken Bow area are 2 medical doctors, 2 osteopaths, 1 chiropractor, 2 dentists and 1 optometrists. The nearest hospital to Broken Bow is 12 miles away.
Broken Bow has 3 banks with assets totaling $85,171,000.
The Oklahoma Finance Authorities (OFA) provides low interest financing through the issuance of general obligation bonds. The loans are established at 300 basis points over cost. In a first mortgage position the loan can be up to $1.25 million. Many Oklahoma counties have voted approval of General Obligation Limited-Tax Bonds for economic development. The amount of bonds the counties can issue is limited to no more than could be retired by a special tax levy of 5 mills. The proceeds of the bonds are generally used to acquire or build a facility associated with the development project. Lease income from the facility is used to amortize the bonds.
The citizens of Broken Bow have access to a number of recreational facilities. The city has a beautiful 40 acre park with a stocked fishing pond, walking track, tennis, horseshoe, volleyball and basketball courts. The City has numerous baseball fields and currently working on a youth complex with 7 baseball/softball fields in operation.
Within 10 miles of Broken Bow, there is Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park.
The employment and establishment data reported in the following table is for McCurtain County. It should be noted that this employment data excludes some types of employment, namely government and railroad employment.