Custer, South Dakota Population 2021

2,007
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Custer is a city located in Custer County South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 2,007, it is the 37th largest city in South Dakota and the 7626th largest city in the United States . Custer is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually but its population has decreased by -2.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,067 in 2010. Custer reached it's highest population of 2,021 in 2011. Spanning over 3 miles, Custer has a population density of 793 people per square mile.

The average household income in Custer is $67,016 with a poverty rate of 14.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $703 per month, and the median house value is $139,400. The median age in Custer is 56.2 years, 54.7 years for males, and 57.7 years for females.

Custer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Custer was:

  • White: 95.14%
  • Native American: 3.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.70%
  • Other race: 0.70%
  • Two or more races: 0.35%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Custer, South Dakota is 2,007 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,950.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,067.

Custer, South Dakota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,17195.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native713.11%
Some Other Race160.70%
Black or African American160.70%
Two or More Races80.35%
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Custer Population by Race

Custer Population Pyramid $2021

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Custer Median Age

56.2


Total

54.7


Male

57.7


Female

Custer Adults

There are 2,023 adults, (725 of whom are seniors) in Custer.

Custer Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

55.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20

Child Dependency Ratio

Custer Sex Ratio

Female

1,254

54.95%

Male

1,028

45.05%

Custer Population by Age

Custer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Custer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All65.2%34.8%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Female36.8%63.2%
Male16.4%83.6%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Custer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,058265.2
Married5592.4184.3
Non Family3691.250.4
Male732.3716.4
Female572.7436.8

2.36

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

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Custer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade422.31%
9th to 12th Grade904.95%
High School Graduate69438.13%
Some College41822.97%
Associates Degree1649.01%
Bachelors Degree29416.15%
Graduate Degree1186.48%
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Custer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Custer Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,6891,593399
Hispanic6464
Native American542113
Other Race1616
2+ Races88
Black52

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 24.07%.

Custer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,583$38,056$25,817
Less Than 9th Grade$$63,750$
High School Graduate$21,215$$21,250
Some College$30,179$30,234$28,750
Bachelors Degree$49,375$61,750$
Graduate Degree$50,313$$54,205

$30,583

Average Earnings

$38,056

Average Male

$25,817

Average Female

Custer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Custer Language by Age

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Custer Language

97.39% of Custer residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.56% of the population.

Custer Language

Custer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,01122311.09%
Hispanic674668.66%
Native392666.67%
Multiple88100.00%

14.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.59%

Male Poverty Rate

17.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Custer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Custer is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Custer is White, with 11.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.17%.

Custer Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.01%
High School13.38%
Some College12.00%
Bachelors or Greater4.77%

Custer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed17.86%
Female Employed10.71%
Male Employed4.74%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Custer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Custer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,345$67,016
Families$63,125$81,559
Married Families$68,438-
Non Families$29,583$39,068
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Income by Household Type

Custer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Custer Married by Age and Sex

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Custer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Custer Marital Status by Race

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Custer Marital Status

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368

Number of Veterans

305

Male Veterans

63

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War121
Vietnam116
Second Gulf War47
World War II21
Korea12

Custer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54141
65 to 7489
75+83
55 to 6455
18 to 34

Custer Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White35618.38%
Hispanic1726.56%
Other Race1062.50%
Black225.00%

Custer Veterans by Race

Custer Veterans by Education

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8.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Custer Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Custer Employment by Age

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Custer Employment by Race

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Custer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.58%

Born in Custer

97.06%

Native Born

2.94%

Foreign Born

1.88%

Non Citizen

1.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.06% of Custer residents were born in the United States, with 51.58% having been born in South Dakota. 1.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Custer Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,007190.96%
20201,988190.96%
20191,969190.97%
20181,950-1-0.05%
20171,951-1-0.05%
20161,95230.15%
20151,949-17-0.86%
20141,966-32-1.60%
20131,99860.30%
20121,992-29-1.43%
20112,02130.15%
20102,0180.00%

Custer Population by Year