Custer County, Nebraska Population 2021

Custer County, Nebraska's estimated population is 10,671 with a growth rate of -0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Custer County, Nebraska is the 24th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 10,905 and has seen a growth of -2.15% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202110,671-53-0.49%
202010,724-53-0.49%
201910,777-53-0.49%
201810,830-39-0.36%
201710,869450.42%
201610,824-4-0.04%
201510,828580.54%
201410,770-58-0.54%
201310,828-16-0.15%
201210,844-59-0.54%
201110,903-2-0.02%
201010,905-1,365-11.12%
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%
18802,2110.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.49%
County Website
Founded
February 17, 1877
County Seat
2010 Population
10,905
Growth Since 2010
-2.15%
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Custer County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,47496.75%
Two or More Races1421.31%
Some Other Race840.78%
Asian820.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.25%
Black or African American170.16%
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Custer County, Nebraska Population by Race

Custer County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Custer County, Nebraska Median Age

43.1


Total

42.2


Male

44.3


Female

Custer County, Nebraska Adults

There are 8,275 adults, (2,368 of whom are seniors) in Custer County, Nebraska.

Custer County, Nebraska Age Dependency

83.3

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Custer County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

5,449

50.33%

Male

5,377

49.67%

Custer County, Nebraska Population by Age

Custer County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Custer County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
All69.6%30.4%
Female65.5%34.5%
Non Family56%44%
Male48.1%51.9%

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Custer County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8622.269.6
Married2,5062.7481.6
Non Family1,6801.156
Female406365.5
Male2702.8848.1

2.68

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Custer County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1792.38%
9th to 12th Grade3154.19%
High School Graduate2,26030.04%
Some College2,15928.69%
Associates Degree80710.73%
Bachelors Degree1,25316.65%
Graduate Degree5517.32%
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Custer County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Custer County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,2336,8071,736
Hispanic1721343
Asian714747
Other Race4320
2+ Races2419
Black161514
Native American10104

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 black people with a rate of 87.50%.

Custer County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,494$42,773$27,491
Less Than 9th Grade$25,921$30,893$18,924
High School Graduate$28,885$36,023$19,764
Some College$32,030$45,417$26,893
Bachelors Degree$36,010$46,111$30,694
Graduate Degree$59,250$66,484$51,833

$32,494

Average Earnings

$42,773

Average Male

$27,491

Average Female

Custer County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Custer County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Custer County, Nebraska Language

96.00% of Custer County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 4.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.14% of the population.

Custer County, Nebraska Language

Custer County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,0461,07610.71%
Hispanic34211934.80%
Multiple1412819.86%
Black14964.29%
Other8478.33%

11.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.03%

Male Poverty Rate

12.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Custer County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Custer County, Nebraska is Black, with 64.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Custer County, Nebraska is Other, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.55%.

Custer County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School16.62%
Less Than 9th Grade15.17%
Some College8.31%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%

Custer County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed29.27%
Male Unemployed23.30%
Female Employed5.08%
Male Employed4.94%

Custer County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Custer County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,184$75,547
Families$59,352$92,738
Married Families$69,500-
Non Families$28,636$39,824
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Income by Household Type

Custer County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.5%

Male Marriage Rate

57.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Custer County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Custer County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Custer County, Nebraska Marital Status

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803

Number of Veterans

707

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam339
Korea107
First Gulf War103
Second Gulf War89
World War II39

Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+266
65 to 74259
35 to 54153
55 to 64116
18 to 349

Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8009.92%
2+ Races23.28%
Black15.88%

Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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8.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Custer County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Custer County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Custer County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Custer County, Nebraska 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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80.06%

Born in Custer County, Nebraska

97.94%

Native Born

2.06%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.94% of Custer County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 80.06% having been born in Nebraska. 1.21% 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

  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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