Custer County, South Dakota Population 2022

Custer County, South Dakota's estimated population is 9,452 with a growth rate of 1.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Custer County, South Dakota is the 22nd largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 Population was 8,275 and has seen a growth of 14.22% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18809950.00%
18904,8913,896391.56%
19002,728-2,163-44.22%
19104,4581,73063.42%
19203,907-551-12.36%
19305,3531,44637.01%
19406,02367012.52%
19505,517-506-8.40%
19604,906-611-11.07%
19704,698-208-4.24%
19806,0001,30227.71%
19906,1791792.98%
20108,2752,09633.92%
20118,346710.86%
20128,315-31-0.37%
20138,404891.07%
20148,428240.29%
20158,444160.19%
20168,6061621.92%
20178,7631571.82%
20188,812490.56%
20198,9721601.82%
20209,1321601.78%
20219,2921601.75%
20229,4521601.72%
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Custer County, South Dakota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,18792.76%
Black or African American280.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native3874.38%
Asian250.28%
Some Other Race220.25%
Two or More Races1772.01%
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Custer County, South Dakota Population by Race

Custer County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2022

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Custer County, South Dakota Median Age

55.9


Total

54.7


Male

57.1


Female

Custer County, South Dakota Adults

There are 7,531 adults, (2,702 of whom are seniors) in Custer County, South Dakota.

Custer County, South Dakota Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

56

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Custer County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female

4,374

49.56%

Male

4,452

50.44%

Custer County, South Dakota Population by Age

Custer County, South Dakota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Custer County, South Dakota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.7%7.3%
All83.5%16.5%
Non Family73.9%26.1%
Female51.9%48.1%
Male37.1%62.9%

83.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Custer County, South Dakota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8932.1883.5
Married2,4312.4392.7
Male1244.0837.1
Female1833.4951.9
Non Family1,1551.2473.9

2.52

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Custer County, South Dakota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1041.48%
9th to 12th Grade3434.87%
High School Graduate2,59436.83%
Some College1,63623.23%
Associates Degree73310.41%
Bachelors Degree1,12115.91%
Graduate Degree5137.28%
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Custer County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Custer County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian252513
White6,4946,2031,574
Native American27814043
2+ Races62624
Other Race2222
Hispanic203190
Black149

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.00%.

Custer County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,653$52,394$27,091
Less Than 9th Grade$21,855$22,339$
High School Graduate$39,029$53,261$24,096
Some College$33,810$49,250$27,500
Bachelors Degree$48,872$63,788$34,375
Graduate Degree$52,708$79,432$45,000

$38,653

Average Earnings

$52,394

Average Male

$27,091

Average Female

Custer County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Custer County, South Dakota Language by Age

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Custer County, South Dakota Language

97.20% of Custer County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 2.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.78% of the population.

Custer County, South Dakota Language

Custer County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native33319759.16%
Multiple1384431.88%
Hispanic3356720.00%
White7,79378010.01%
Black2827.14%
OtherNaN%

12.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.56%

Male Poverty Rate

14.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Custer County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Custer County, South Dakota is Native, with 59.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Custer County, South Dakota is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.43%.

Custer County, South Dakota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.86%
High School11.57%
Some College6.24%
Bachelors or Greater1.05%

Custer County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.08%
Male Unemployed69.31%
Female Employed11.24%
Female Unemployed25.71%

Custer County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Custer County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,556$79,148
Families$79,409$93,529
Married Families$82,708-
Non Families$35,699$44,058
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Income by Household Type

Custer County, South Dakota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.8%

Male Marriage Rate

62.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Custer County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

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Custer County, South Dakota 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, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

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Custer County, South Dakota Marital Status

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1,186

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War200
First Gulf War298
Vietnam593
Korea55
World War II16

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34100
35 to 54257
55 to 64207
65 to 74460
75+162

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,12815.98%
Black527.78%
Native American319.17%
Asian416.00%
Other Race1463.64%
2+ Races45.80%
Hispanic5525.70%

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

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7.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Custer County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

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53.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Custer County, South Dakota Employment by Age

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Custer County, South Dakota Employment by Race

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Custer County, South Dakota 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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45.94%

Born in Custer County, South Dakota

98.38%

Native Born

1.62%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.38% of Custer County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 45.94% having been born in South Dakota. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Custer County, South Dakota 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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