Custer, South Dakota Population 2020

1,891

Custer is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 1,891, it is the 38th largest city in South Dakota and the 7809th largest city in the United States. Custer is currently declining at a rate of -1.15% annually and its population has decreased by -8.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,067 in 2010. Custer reached it's highest population of 2,022 in 2011. Spanning over 3 miles, Custer has a population density of 747 people per square mile.

The average household income in Custer is $62,180 with a poverty rate of 10.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $764 per month, and the median house value is $144,000. The median age in Custer is 56.3 years, 54.7 years for males, and 59.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males.

Custer Demographics

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

  • White: 94.98%
  • Native American: 2.93%
  • Black or African American: 1.14%
  • Two or more races: 0.66%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Custer, South Dakota is 1,891, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,935.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,067.

Custer, South Dakota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,00794.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native622.93%
Black or African American241.14%
Two or More Races140.66%
Some Other Race60.28%

Custer Population Pyramid 2020

Custer Median Age

56.3


Total

54.7


Male

59.2


Female

Custer Adults

There are 1,870 adults, (667 of whom are seniors) in Custer.

Custer Age Dependency

75.6

Age Dependency Ratio

55.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Custer Sex Ratio

Female

1,081

51.16%

Male

1,032

48.84%

Custer Households and Families

Custer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Custer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.1%15.9%
All62.5%37.5%
Female49.2%50.8%
Non Family40.6%59.4%
Male16.1%83.9%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0121.9262.5
Married5162.4984.1
Non Family4061.1240.6
Female592.4749.2
Male311.916.1

2.43

Average Family Size

1.92

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Custer Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade462.66%
9th to 12th Grade593.41%
High School Graduate57933.51%
Some College40523.44%
Associates Degree18810.88%
Bachelors Degree34119.73%
Graduate Degree1106.37%

Custer Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,6051,510433
Hispanic5252
Native American464018
Multiple Races1414
Black117
Other Race66

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 39.13%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,313$32,065$26,827
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$27,500$$27,829
Some College$27,288$30,500$26,300
Bachelors Degree$37,353$60,750$23,173
Graduate Degree$39,861$$51,458

$30,313

Average Earnings

$32,065

Average Male

$26,827

Average Female

Custer Language

Custer Language by Age

Custer Language

97.84% of Custer residents speak only English, while 2.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Custer Poverty

Custer Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,8551397.49%
Hispanic564682.14%
Native441431.82%
Multiple9333.33%

10.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.29%

Male Poverty Rate

13.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Custer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Custer is Hispanic, with 82.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Custer is White, with 7.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.22%.

Name Poverty
High School13.25%
Bachelors or Greater10.44%
Some College8.85%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.82%
Female Employed7.32%
Male Employed0.35%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Custer Income

Custer Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,167$62,180
Families$61,477$79,459
Married Families$63,472-
Non Families$28,750$36,244

Custer Marital Status

Custer Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Custer Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Custer Marital Status by Race

Custer Veterans

324

Number of Veterans

278

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam111
First Gulf War108
Second Gulf War47
World War II30
Korea25

$Custer Veterans by Education

7.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Custer Employment Status

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Custer Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

48.41%

Born in South Dakota

97.26%

Native Born

2.74%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.26% of Custer residents were born in the United States, with 48.41% having been born in South Dakota. 1.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,891-22-1.15%
20191,913-22-1.14%
20181,93510.05%
20171,934-22-1.12%
20161,95640.20%
20151,952-17-0.86%
20141,969-31-1.55%
20132,00070.35%
20121,993-29-1.43%
20112,02230.15%
20102,0190.00%