Custer City, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 384 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 196  (51.1%)
Females: 188  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

46.3 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip codes: 73639.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,705 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Custer City:

$45,705
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,750 (it was $15,165 in 2000)

Custer City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $61,292 (it was $30,200 in 2000)
Custer City:

$61,292
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $72,068; detached houses: $76,056; mobile homes: $30,684

Median gross rent in 2017: $506.

March 2019 cost of living index in Custer City: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.8%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.2% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Custer City, OK (2010)
    • 32686.9%White alone
    • 174.5%American Indian alone
    • 164.3%Two or more races
    • 164.3%Hispanic

Races in Custer City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Custer City, Oklahoma as of January 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Custer City is 167 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (51.8%), English (14.0%), American (5.3%), Danish (2.6%), Dutch (2.6%), Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1769 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 638 people per square mile   (low).

Custer City, Oklahoma map

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $400 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $287 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Canadian, OK (65.6 miles , pop. 61,645).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (77.0 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (231.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Arapaho, OK (2.7 miles ),
Thomas, OK (3.1 miles ),
Clinton, OK (3.4 miles ),
Weatherford, OK (3.7 miles ),
Putnam, OK (3.7 miles),
Butler, OK (4.1 miles ),
Northeast Washita, OK (4.2 miles ),
Hydro, OK (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 35.67 N, Longitude: 98.89 W

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Custer City, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Custer City, OK in 2017
Custer City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Most common industries in Custer City, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.0%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.3%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Warehousing & storage (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.3%)
  • Machinery (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
Most common occupations in Custer City, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (16.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.8%)
  • Top executives (7.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (12.8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (11.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)

Average climate in Custer City, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Custer City, Oklahoma average temperatures Custer City, Oklahoma average precipitation Custer City, Oklahoma humidity Custer City, Oklahoma wind speed Custer City, Oklahoma snowfall Custer City, Oklahoma sunshine Custer City, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.3
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

Custer City-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/10/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Custer City town center killed 4 people and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1962, a category F4 tornado 27.6 miles away from the town center injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Custer City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 211.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.4 miles away from Custer City center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.6 miles away from Custer City center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from Custer City center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from Custer City center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Custer County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Custer City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Custer City:

  • THOMAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; THOMAS, OK)
  • THOMAS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; THOMAS, OK)
  • SHEPHERD HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • SAMARITAN HOME CARE (CLINTON) (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • TENDER CARE HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • INTEGRIS CLINTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLINTON, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Custer City:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 14 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,126)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 72 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 74 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 75 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,784)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 77 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)
  • Oklahoma City University (about 77 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,547)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 77 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Custer City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: William Brinkley - Soilder, Don Flowers - Cartoonist.

Custer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Custer City that have no violations reported:

  • CUSTER COUNTY RWD #3 (Population served: 960, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CUSTER CITY PWS (Population served: 393, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.5%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Custer City:

Marital status in Custer City, OK
  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Custer City:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Custer City, OK (based on Custer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,31561
Mainline Protestant4,16416
Catholic1,2614
Other6072
Black Protestant1841
None6,938-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Custer County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Custer County:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

11.91 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Custer County:

30.7%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.3%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

38.4%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Custer City:

28.5
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Custer City:

23.7%
State:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Custer City:

10.5%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Custer City:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Custer City:

33.8%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

49.3%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.7%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Custer City, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$5,346$32,0760$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,400$28,8000$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$50
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$320
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 3$7,746$30,9848$570

Custer City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($260.42)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $161,000 ($419.27)
    Central Staff Services: $64,000 ($166.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000 ($148.44)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($23.44)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($18.23)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($15.63)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($7.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($5.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($2.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $116,000 ($302.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($5.21)

Custer City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $73,000 ($190.10)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($39.06)
    Other: $9,000 ($23.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($7.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($18.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($7.81)
    Rents: $2,000 ($5.21)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $151,000 ($393.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($260.42)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($10.42)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $139,000 ($361.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($23.44)

Custer City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,000 ($169.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,000 ($153.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($15.63)

Custer City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $291,000 ($757.81)

9.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Oklahoma County, OK  1.13% ($39,436 average AGI)
to Washita County, OK  0.94% ($34,467)
to Canadian County, OK  0.84% ($61,963)

Businesses in Custer City, OK

  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Custer City:

  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KWEY (1590 AM; 1 kW; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KCLI (1320 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • WKY (930 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Custer City:

  • KCDL (99.3 FM; CORDELL, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KWEY-FM (97.3 FM; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KQMX (95.5 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC)
  • KYCU (89.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • K216FR (91.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAYM (90.5 FM; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Custer City:

  • K17DH (Channel 17; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K20DX (Channel 20; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K22ED (Channel 22; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K41DS (Channel 41; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K59GE (Channel 39; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 24.0mTotal length
  • $5,594,000Total costs
  • 1,620Total average daily traffic
  • 216Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,592Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Custer City, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Custer City, OK

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KE5AAI, Licensee ID: L00796598, Grant Date: 02/12/2015, Expiration Date: 02/12/2025, Certifier: Ron J Fergason, Registrant: Ron J Fergason, 23076 E 940 Rd, Custer City, OK 73639
  • Call Sign: KE5CTV, Licensee ID: L00927632, Grant Date: 02/18/2015, Expiration Date: 02/18/2025, Certifier: Robert E Anders, Registrant: Robert E Anders, 23076 E 940 Rd, Custer City, OK 73639
  • Call Sign: KG5OJI, Licensee ID: L02038570, Grant Date: 07/13/2016, Expiration Date: 07/13/2026, Certifier: Carlos Munoz, Registrant: Carlos Munoz, 108 Main St, Custer City, OK 73639

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in Custer City, OK

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Custer City, OK
Most common first names in Custer City, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John874.6 years
Mary878.7 years
Harry577.6 years
Charles580.2 years
Henry479.8 years
James476.2 years
Zelma480.3 years
Ruth478.5 years
Clara385.0 years
Anna382.4 years
Most common last names in Custer City, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fergason782.6 years
Jones774.6 years
Tharp785.5 years
Beberniss582.2 years
Kness568.8 years
Friesen579.0 years
Avery474.0 years
Parker480.0 years
Bates480.0 years
Wright488.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Custer City, OK
  • 57.1%Utility gas
  • 37.1%Electricity
  • 5.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Custer City, OK
  • 56.5%Utility gas
  • 43.5%Electricity


Custer City compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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