Custer County, Nebraska Population 2024

10,476

Custer County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 10,476 with a growth rate of in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Custer County, Nebraska is the 23rd largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 10,905 and has seen a growth of -3.93% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,476
202810,476
202710,476
202610,476
202510,476
202410,476
202310,476
202210,476
202110,476-17-0.16%
202010,493-303-2.81%
201910,796-22-0.2%
201810,818-55-0.51%
201710,873450.42%
201610,828-3-0.03%
201510,831590.55%
201410,772-58-0.54%
201310,830-16-0.15%
201210,846-59-0.54%
201110,905
201010,905
199012,270-1,607-11.58%
198013,877-215-1.53%
197014,092-2,425-14.68%
196016,517-2,653-13.84%
195019,170-3,421-15.14%
194022,591-3,598-13.74%
193026,189-218-0.83%
192026,4077392.88%
191025,6685,91029.91%
190019,758-1,919-8.85%
189021,67719,466880.42%
18802,211-8,265-78.89%
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2024 Growth Rate
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County Website
Custer County
County Seat
2010 Population
10,905
Area
2576 mi²
Density
4 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.93% (-429)
Founded
February 17, 1877

Custer County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,05895.19%
Two or more races2572.43%
Other race1221.15%
Native American660.62%
Black or African American610.58%
Asian20.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Custer County, Nebraska Population by Race

Custer County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Custer County, Nebraska Median Age

42.1

Total

41.7

Male

44.2

Female

Custer County, Nebraska Adults

There are 8,030 adults, (2,340 of whom are seniors) in Custer County, Nebraska.

Custer County, Nebraska Age Dependency

85.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Custer County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female5,25249.71%
Male5,31450.29%

Custer County, Nebraska Population by Age

Custer County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5432.369.630.4
Married2,4222.9182.217.8
Non Family1,5921.0856.743.3
Female2983.1853.446.6
Male2313.1646.353.7
showing: 5 rows

2.85

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Custer County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.84%.

Custer County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,454

Average Earnings

$48,879

Average Male

$35,364

Average Female

Custer County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Custer County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Custer County, Nebraska Language

96.79% of Custer County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.6% of the population.

Custer County, Nebraska Language

Custer County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,68096910.01%
Hispanic38615239.38%
Multiple2567127.73%
Other1221411.48%
Black591220.34%
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11.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.64%

Male Poverty Rate

12.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Custer County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Custer County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 39.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Custer County, Nebraska is White, with 10.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.56%.

Custer County, Nebraska Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.62%
Less Than 9th Grade16.1%
Some College7.74%
Bachelors or Greater1.96%
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Custer County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed13.51%
Male Unemployed8.51%
Female Employed5.35%
Male Employed5.09%
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Custer County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Custer County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Custer County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.7%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Custer County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Custer County, Nebraska 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 55-64.

Custer County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Custer County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

640

Number of Veterans

529

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

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Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

Custer County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Custer County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Custer County, Nebraska 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

77.17%

Born in Custer County, Nebraska

98.43%

Native Born

1.57%

Foreign Born

1.15%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.43% of Custer County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 77.17% having been born in Nebraska. 1.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Custer County, Nebraska Place of Birth

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