Custer County, South Dakota Population 2018

Custer County, South Dakota's estimated population is 8,691 with a growth rate of 2.89% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Custer County, South Dakota is the 21st largest county in South Dakota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20178,6912442.89%
20168,447-169-1.96%
20168,6161661.96%
20158,450180.21%
20148,432270.32%
20138,405891.07%
20128,316-31-0.37%
20118,347710.86%
20108,2762,09733.94%
19906,1791792.98%
19806,0001,30227.71%
19704,698-208-4.24%
19604,906-611-11.07%
19505,517-506-8.40%
19406,02367012.52%
19305,3531,44637.01%
19203,907-551-12.36%
19104,4581,73063.42%
19002,728-2,163-44.22%
18904,8913,896391.56%
18809950.00%

Custer County, South Dakota Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White7,863
American Indian and Alaska Native354
Two or More Races143
Asian36
Some Other Race34
Black or African American17

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Custer County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Custer County, South Dakota Median Age

53.2


Total

52.1


Male

53.8


Female

Custer County, South Dakota Adults

There are 7,003 adults, (2,188 of which are seniors) in Custer County, South Dakota.

Custer County, South Dakota Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30

Child Dependency Ratio

Custer County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female

4,206

49.79%

Male

4,241

50.21%

Custer County, South Dakota Households and Families

Custer County, South Dakota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Custer County, South Dakota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.3%7.7%
Male87.5%12.5%
All82.7%17.3%
Non Family71.5%28.5%
Female56.8%43.2%

82.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Custer County, South Dakota Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8522.0882.7
Married2,2412.5292.3
Non Family1,2621.1871.5
Female3012.4856.8
Male482.4287.5

2.49

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Custer County, South Dakota Households

Custer County, South Dakota Education

Custer County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1402.11%
9th to 12th Grade3014.53%
High School Graduate1,98329.86%
Some College1,69825.57%
Associates Degree89213.43%
Bachelors Degree1,23018.52%
Graduate Degree3975.98%

Custer County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,1795,8071,564
Native American22420726
Hispanic1439514
Multiple Races787423
Asian3030
Other Race2724

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.49%.

Custer County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,295$38,243$27,010
Less Than High School$$45,769$11,500
High School Grad$21,003$28,958$18,438
Some College$31,728$33,980$30,909
Bachelors Degree$40,893$56,563$31,307
Graduate Degree$41,875$66,667$38,056

$31,295

Average Earnings

$38,243

Average Male

$27,010

Average Female

Custer County, South Dakota Language

Custer County, South Dakota Language by Age

Custer County, South Dakota Language

95.11% of Custer County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 4.89% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.64% of the population.

Custer County, South Dakota Poverty

Custer County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,4546218.33%
Hispanic24915361.45%
Native28412042.25%
Multiple1325944.70%
Other301756.67%

11.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.24%

Male Poverty Rate

11.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Custer County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Custer County, South Dakota is Hispanic, with 61.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Custer County, South Dakota is White, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.59%.

Custer County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.97%
High School12.76%
Some College10.84%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%

Custer County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.85%
Male Unemployed21.10%
Female Employed8.75%
Male Employed6.65%

Custer County, South Dakota Income

Custer County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,891$69,130
Families$68,015$82,006
Married Families$73,585$
Non Families$31,202$41,320

Custer County, South Dakota Marital Status

Custer County, South Dakota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

63.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.4%

Male Marriage Rate

64.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Custer County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

Custer County, South Dakota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Custer County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans by War

1,078

Number of Veterans

950

Male Veterans

128

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam482
First Gulf War270
Korea109
Second Gulf War82
World War II33

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74324
55 to 64270
35 to 54263
75+211
18 to 3410

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,04115.71%
Hispanic5033.11%
Indian187.93%
2 or More1113.92%
Other725.93%
Asian13.03%

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

3.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Custer County, South Dakota Employment Status

Custer County, South Dakota Employment by Age

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Custer County, South Dakota Employment by Race

Custer County, South Dakota Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Custer County, South Dakota

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Custer19991956-43-2.15%
Hermosa400392-8-2.00%
Buffalo Gap126136107.94%
Pringle112109-3-2.68%
Fairburn859167.06%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990