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Custer, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Custer had a population of 2,224 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Custer, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,224
Population in Households 2,098
Population in Familes 1,604
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 904
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $47,761
Average Household Income $57,298
Per Capita Income $27,606


Total Housing Units 1,252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 751 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $200,943
Average Home Value $250,665


Total Households 1,042
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 616
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.15% 1.1%
Households 1.28% 1.24%
Families 2.05% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 2018 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 # 127 68th
Median Household Income # 242 38th
Per Capita Income # 234 40th

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