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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Custerwas:
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Custer
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.