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Custer, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Custer had a population of 2,182 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Custer is located at latitude 43.7663 and longitude -103.6012 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Custer (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,315 feet.

The City of Custer (GNIS ID: 1267345) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Custer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Custer: Camp Collins, Custer City, Stonewall.

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Custer, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,182
Daytime Population: Workers 1,540
Daytime Population: Residents 1,169
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,709
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 2,056
Population in Familes 1,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 887
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $46,473
Average Household Income $57,213
Per Capita Income $27,497


Total Housing Units 1,244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 678 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $195,455
Average Home Value $246,128


Total Households 1,017
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 606
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.05% 0.99%
Households 1.12% 1.06%
Families 2.11% 0.97%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   3.82%

Custer, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Custer to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 90th
Population Density # 111 72nd
Diversity Index # 130 67th
Median Household Income # 248 37th
Per Capita Income # 212 46th

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