Custer County, Colorado Population 2024

5,877

Custer County, Colorado's estimated 2024 population is 5,877 with a growth rate of 4.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Custer County, Colorado is the 46th largest county in Colorado. The 2010 population was 4,278 and has seen a growth of 37.38% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,2322713.89%
20286,9612714.05%
20276,6902714.22%
20266,4192714.41%
20256,1482714.61%
20245,8772714.83%
20235,6062715.08%
20225,3352715.35%
20215,0643457.31%
20204,719-400-7.81%
20195,1191573.16%
20184,9621012.08%
20174,8612806.11%
20164,5811473.32%
20154,434952.19%
20144,339791.85%
20134,260431.02%
20124,217-7-0.17%
20114,224-54-1.26%
20104,278
19901,92639826.05%
19801,52840836.43%
19701,120-185-14.18%
19601,305-268-17.04%
19501,573-697-30.7%
19402,2701466.87%
19302,124-48-2.21%
19202,17222511.56%
19101,947-990-33.71%
19002,937-33-1.11%
18902,970-5,110-63.24%
18808,08084811.73%
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2024 Growth Rate
4.83% (271)
County Website
Custer County
County Seat
2020 Population
4,719
Area
739 mi²
Density
8 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
24.54% (1,158)
Founded
March 9, 1877

Custer County, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,53692.86%
Other race1583.23%
Black or African American701.43%
Two or more races611.25%
Asian561.15%
Native American40.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Custer County, Colorado Population by Race

Custer County, Colorado Population Pyramid 2024

Custer County, Colorado Median Age

58.1

Total

57.2

Male

58.4

Female

Custer County, Colorado Adults

There are 4,041 adults, (1,449 of whom are seniors) in Custer County, Colorado.

Custer County, Colorado Age Dependency

88.5

Age Dependency Ratio

55.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Custer County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female2,51451.46%
Male2,37148.54%

Custer County, Colorado Population by Age

Custer County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1812.238713
Married1,3772.7291.48.6
Non Family7371.2380.219.8
Female512.9678.421.6
Male164.065050
showing: 5 rows

2.73

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

87.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Custer County, Colorado Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Custer County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Custer County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 86.67%.

Custer County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,513

Average Earnings

$54,643

Average Male

$39,602

Average Female

Custer County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Custer County, Colorado Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Custer County, Colorado Language

98.61% of Custer County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 1.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Custer County, Colorado Language

Custer County, Colorado Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,2513678.63%
Asian5658.93%
Multiple6146.56%
Hispanic30941.29%
showing: 4 rows

7.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.1%

Male Poverty Rate

6.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Custer County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Custer County, Colorado is Asian, with 8.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Custer County, Colorado is Hispanic, with 1.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.81%.

Custer County, Colorado Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.37%
Less Than 9th Grade7.08%
Some College5.84%
Bachelors or Greater2.53%
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Custer County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed12.5%
Female Employed5.52%
Male Employed3.17%
Female Unemployed
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Custer County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Custer County, Colorado Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Custer County, Colorado Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

68.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.6%

Male Marriage Rate

67.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Custer County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Custer County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Custer County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Custer County, Colorado Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

436

Number of Veterans

380

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

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Custer County, Colorado Veterans by War

count

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Custer County, Colorado Veterans by Age

count

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Custer County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Custer County, Colorado Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Custer County, Colorado Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Custer County, Colorado Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Custer County, Colorado Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Custer County, Colorado Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

37.07%

Born in Custer County, Colorado

96.11%

Native Born

3.89%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

2.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.11% of Custer County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 37.07% having been born in Colorado. 1.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Custer County, Colorado Place of Birth

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