Custer, South Dakota Population 2022

1,889
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Custer is a city located in Custer County South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 1,889, it is the 44th largest city in South Dakota and the 11274th largest city in the United States. Custer is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -1.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,919 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Custer has a population density of 747 people per square mile.

The average household income in Custer is $67,016 with a poverty rate of 18.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $792 per month, and the median house value is $142,800. 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 Custerwas:

  • White: 90.19%
  • Native American: 7.30%
  • Black or African American: 1.04%
  • Other race: 0.95%
  • Two or more races: 0.52%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Custer, South Dakota is 1,889 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,919.

Custer, South Dakota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,08790.19%
Black or African American241.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native1697.30%
Some Other Race220.95%
Two or More Races120.52%
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Custer Population by Race

Custer Population Pyramid 2022

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Custer Median Age

56.9


Total

53.9


Male

60.1


Female

Custer Adults

There are 2,043 adults, (805 of whom are seniors) in Custer.

Custer Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

65

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Custer Sex Ratio

Female

1,154

49.87%

Male

1,160

50.13%

Custer Population by Age

Custer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Custer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All65%35%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Female38.3%61.7%
Male13.3%86.7%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Custer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0462.0665
Married5752.3583.1
Male752.1913.3
Female604.3538.3
Non Family3361.1150.3

2.3

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

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Custer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade321.71%
9th to 12th Grade1709.07%
High School Graduate65134.72%
Some College42522.67%
Associates Degree1216.45%
Bachelors Degree32617.39%
Graduate Degree1508.00%
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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
White1,6171,558462
Native American1592114
Other Race2222
2+ Races44
Hispanic8585
Black105

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 white people with a rate of 28.57%.

Custer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,431$39,261$27,188
Less Than 9th Grade$$65,938$
High School Graduate$28,438$38,984$19,535
Some College$25,556$25,481$25,598
Bachelors Degree$49,500$57,361$39,750
Graduate Degree$53,750$$

$32,431

Average Earnings

$39,261

Average Male

$27,188

Average Female

Custer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Custer Language by Age

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Custer Language

97.25% of Custer residents speak only English, while 2.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Custer Language

Custer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple88100.00%
Native14513190.34%
Hispanic966769.79%
White1,92521110.96%
OtherNaN%

18.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.28%

Male Poverty Rate

17.56%

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 Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.85%.

Custer Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade67.18%
High School19.10%
Some College8.10%
Bachelors or Greater3.68%

Custer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.24%
Male Unemployed82.58%
Female Employed9.09%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Custer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Custer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,300$65,462
Families$70,200$77,360
Married Families$77,939-
Non Families$28,750$37,823
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Income by Household Type

Custer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

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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328

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War20
First Gulf War113
Vietnam97
Korea16
World War II16

Custer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54125
55 to 6454
65 to 7478
75+71

Custer Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White30916.76%
Black535.71%
Other Race1463.64%
Hispanic2225.88%

Custer Veterans by Race

Custer Veterans by Education

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11.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Custer Veterans by Education

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51.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

12.4%

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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52.55%

Born in Custer

96.67%

Native Born

3.33%

Foreign Born

2.07%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.67% of Custer residents were born in the United States, with 52.55% having been born in South Dakota. 2.07% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,0670.00%
20112,052-15-0.73%
20122,037-15-0.73%
20132,022-15-0.74%
20142,007-15-0.74%
20151,992-15-0.75%
20161,977-15-0.75%
20171,962-15-0.76%
20181,947-15-0.76%
20191,932-15-0.77%
20201,919-13-0.67%
20211,904-15-0.78%
20221,889-15-0.79%

Custer Population by Year