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People

Total Population 1,899
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 956
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,156
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 44%
Median Gross Rent $636
Median House Value $135,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
US/American 0%
English 12.6%
Irish 17.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Custer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SW of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 287 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Custer
Standard Zip Codes 57730
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.766
Longitude -103.598

Custer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CUSTER
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 52 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 59 F
Annual Precip 20.1 inches
Station MT RUSHMORE NATL MEM
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 50 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 55 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
Station EDGEMONT 23 NNW
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 16 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Custer, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bakerville (57730)

Bluebell (57730)

Crazy Horse (57730)

Game Lodge (57730)

Harney Peak (57730)

Sanator (57730)

Sylvan Lake (57730)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo Gap 103 $34,250
Hermosa 412 $46,818
Hill City 1,422 $65,313
Hot Springs 3,542 $52,793
Keystone 318 $45,750
Pringle 165 $46,719

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Custer Public Libraries

Library
Custer County Library
447 CROOK STREET SUITE 4
Custer, South Dakota
(605) 673-8178

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Custer Hospitals

CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL - CAH
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1039 MONTGOMERY STREET
(605) 673-2229
Emergency Service: Yes

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Custer High Schools

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CUSTER HI SCH
527 MONTGOMERY ST
605-673-4473
Serves 310 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

STAR EVERGREEN HIGH SCH
RR 1 BOX 98
605-673-2521
A Non-traditional School
Serves 162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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