Custer County, Colorado Population 2021

Custer County, Colorado's estimated population is 5,336 with a growth rate of 2.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Custer County, Colorado is the 52nd largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 4,279 and has seen a growth of 24.70% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20215,3361342.58%
20205,2021342.64%
20195,0681342.72%
20184,934771.59%
20174,8572695.86%
20164,5881543.47%
20154,434942.17%
20144,340791.85%
20134,261421.00%
20124,219-6-0.14%
20114,225-54-1.26%
20104,2792,353122.17%
19901,92639826.05%
19801,52840836.43%
19701,120-185-14.18%
19601,305-268-17.04%
19501,573-697-30.70%
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%
18808,0800.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.58%
County Website
Founded
March 9, 1877
County Seat
2010 Population
4,279
Growth Since 2010
24.70%
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Custer County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,44192.99%
Black or African American1382.89%
Two or More Races1152.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.92%
Some Other Race380.80%
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Custer County, Colorado Population by Race

Custer County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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Custer County, Colorado Median Age

59.7


Total

59.7


Male

59.8


Female

Custer County, Colorado Adults

There are 4,060 adults, (1,717 of whom are seniors) in Custer County, Colorado.

Custer County, Colorado Age Dependency

103.8

Age Dependency Ratio

73.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Custer County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

2,334

48.87%

Male

2,442

51.13%

Custer County, Colorado Population by Age

Custer County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Custer County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.9%5.1%
All87.2%12.8%
Male81.5%18.5%
Non Family76.5%23.5%
Female35.5%64.5%

87.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Custer County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2142.1587.2
Married1,4142.5794.9
Non Family7111.1976.5
Female623.7635.5
Male272.1981.5

2.6

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Custer County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade852.23%
9th to 12th Grade1594.17%
High School Graduate79120.75%
Some College1,21931.98%
Associates Degree3188.34%
Bachelors Degree83021.77%
Graduate Degree41010.76%
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Custer County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Custer County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3723,1751,086
Hispanic320273118
2+ Races1049858
Native American4444
Other Race2929

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 55.77%.

Custer County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,333$42,553$33,382
Less Than 9th Grade$21,513$21,458$26,250
High School Graduate$39,250$49,265$27,500
Some College$35,486$36,181$35,139
Bachelors Degree$30,938$$30,156
Graduate Degree$55,033$56,974$38,646

$36,333

Average Earnings

$42,553

Average Male

$33,382

Average Female

Custer County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Custer County, Colorado Language by Age

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Custer County, Colorado Language

94.37% of Custer County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 5.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.50% of the population.

Custer County, Colorado Language

Custer County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,03256413.99%
Multiple1103531.82%
Hispanic43520.46%
Other3725.41%

12.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.85%

Male Poverty Rate

12.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Custer County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Custer County, Colorado is Multiple, with 31.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Custer County, Colorado is Hispanic, with 0.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.06%.

Custer County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.08%
Bachelors or Greater15.16%
High School7.60%
Some College3.52%

Custer County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed23.26%
Male Employed10.22%
Female Employed6.16%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Custer County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Custer County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,119$64,037
Families$63,431$76,179
Married Families$63,750-
Non Families$31,927$38,251
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Income by Household Type

Custer County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

69.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.0%

Male Marriage Rate

71.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Custer County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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Custer County, Colorado 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 County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Custer County, Colorado Marital Status

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717

Number of Veterans

659

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam385
First Gulf War85
Second Gulf War74
World War II21
Korea2

Custer County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74286
55 to 64263
75+121
35 to 5447
18 to 34

Custer County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White68017.52%
Hispanic5115.69%
Other Race2170.00%
2+ Races1615.38%

Custer County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Custer County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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12.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Custer County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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44.3%

Labor Force Participation

41.8%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Custer County, Colorado Employment by Age

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Custer County, Colorado Employment by Race

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Custer County, Colorado 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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36.45%

Born in Custer County, Colorado

96.88%

Native Born

3.12%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

2.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.88% of Custer County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 36.45% having been born in Colorado. 0.46% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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