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Population in 2010: 159. Population change since 2000: +9.7%
Males: 76  (48.4%)
Females: 83  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  49.6 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59024

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,843 (it was $26,944 in 2000)
Custer:

$39,843
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,985

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,523 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Custer:

$90,523
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $88,214; Detached houses: $92,672; Mobile homes: $66,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $400.

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  • White alone - 152 (95.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Custer: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (20.6%), United States (16.4%), Norwegian (11.8%), Polish (8.4%), Irish (6.3%), English (5.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2735 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 618 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Custer:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Custer CDP:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

11 residents are foreign born (5.0% Oceania).

This place:  5.0%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,232 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,083 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (52.8 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (461.8 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (903.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: North Treasure, MT (3.8 miles) , South Treasure, MT (4.1 miles) , Hysham, MT (4.4 miles ), Huntley Project, MT (4.7 miles) , Buffalo Creek, MT (5.1 miles) , Hardin, MT (5.3 miles ), Ballantine, MT (5.6 miles ), Worden, MT (5.6 miles ).

Latitude: 46.13 N, Longitude: 107.56 W

Area code: 406

Custer household income distribution Custer home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.9%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (23%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (13%)
  • Secondary school teachers (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Bus drivers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)


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Earthquake activity:

Custer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/26/2007 at 06:27:32, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1991 at 20:32:27, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 ML, 3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.7 miles away from Custer center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yellowstone County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Custer, MT

Airports located in Custer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Custer:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 52 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 2,629)
  • Montana State University (about 171 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 9,518)
  • Black Hills State University (about 212 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • Casper College (about 236 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 262 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • The University of Montana (about 310 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Bismarck State College (about 325 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)

Public high school in Custer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Custer:

See full list of schools located in Custer, School District: CUSTER K-12 SCHOOLS


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

 
Yellowstone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.7%

Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  54.5%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Custer compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Custer travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Custer CDP (based on Yellowstone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.57%
Here48.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents36.2%12.1%8.4%8.1%5.9%
Congregations7.9%7.9%13.7%0.7%10.8%
NameLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.9%4.9%4.1%1.9%13.5%
Congregations5.0%5.0%5.0%4.3%39.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Here:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Yellowstone County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
This county:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 102
Yellowstone County:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Yellowstone County:

7.3%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.7%
State:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.6%
Montana:

10.7%

6.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Montana average:

8.25%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.06%
Montana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Gallatin County, MT  0.31% ($26,190 average AGI)
from Carbon County, MT  0.25% ($34,137)
from Missoula County, MT  0.21% ($28,770)


6.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Montana average:

7.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.04%
Montana average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Gallatin County, MT  0.42% ($32,757 average AGI)
to Carbon County, MT  0.21% ($58,429)
to Missoula County, MT  0.21% ($25,505)

Strongest AM radio stations in Custer:

  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHDN (1230 AM; 1 kW; HARDIN, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Custer:

  • KMHK (95.5 FM; HARDIN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Custer fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 1989 01:30 PM, R083, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Custer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 8 Mi S Us 10 On Hwy 47 (Lat: 46.037500 Lon: -107.601472), Call Sign: KNDB930, Licensee ID: L00524997
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2002, Expiration Date: 08/31/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/03/2012
    Registrant: Kemph Land & Livestock, Custer, MT 59024, Phone: (406) 222-2734

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • BIG HORN, Se 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 10, Township 5 N, Range 35 E (Lat: 46.194778 Lon: -107.333278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.1 m, Overall height: 79.9 m, Call Sign: WPJF465
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/06/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Various Locations (Lat: 46.216083 Lon: -107.856472), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNM209
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, 956.281 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2008, Expiration Date: 04/06/2018, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • MIDRIVER, 216 1st Street (Lat: 46.128583 Lon: -107.560083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQIE863
    Assigned Frequencies: 11637.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Christopher Goldman
    Registrant: Gogo LLC, 1250 N. Arlington Heights Road, Itasca, IL 60143, Phone: (630) 790-8485, Email:
  • MT002D, 216 First Street (Lat: 46.128528 Lon: -107.560250), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQPY850
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2012, Expiration Date: 09/24/2022, Certifier: Marguerite Elias
    Registrant: Gogo LLC, 1250 North Arlington Heights Rd, Itasca, IL 60143, Phone: (630) 647-1439, Email:
  • CUSTER, First Street, 0.3 Mi West (Lat: 46.128583 Lon: -107.561167), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WHE448
    Assigned Frequencies: 2167.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2006
    Registrant: Communications Advisory Counsel, LLC, 2154 Wisconsin Avenue Nw, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 333-5273, Fax: (202) 333-5274, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • On I-94, 0.3 Miles West Of (Lat: 46.128583 Lon: -107.561167), Call Sign: KNKL955
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.540 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018
    Registrant: Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., 904 C Avenue, Circle, MT 59215, Phone: (406) 485-3301, Fax: (406) 687-3355, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC7HUX, Licensee ID: L00307042
    Grant Date: 04/28/2003, Expiration Date: 05/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2007, Certifier: Craig A Lugar
    Registrant: Craig A Lugar, Hc 76 Box 1, Custer, MT 59024
  • Call Sign: WL7CMB, Licensee ID: L00426965
    Grant Date: 03/15/2005, Expiration Date: 04/25/2015, Certifier: Eric J Vickery
    Registrant: Eric J Vickery, 8100 Buffalo Creek Road, Custer, MT 59024
  • Call Sign: WL7DP, Licensee ID: L00370413
    Grant Date: 03/05/2002, Expiration Date: 06/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2007, Certifier: David F Vickery
    Registrant: David F Vickery, 8100 Buffalo Creek Road, Custer, MT 59024
  • Call Sign: WL7EQ, Licensee ID: L00426951
    Grant Date: 04/12/2012, Expiration Date: 06/30/2022, Certifier: Linda S Vickery
    Registrant: Linda S Vickery, 8100 Buffalo Creek Road, Custer, MT 59024
  • Call Sign: NN7V, Previous Call Sign: WL7DP, Licensee ID: L00370413
    Grant Date: 05/15/2007, Expiration Date: 05/15/2017, Certifier: David F Vickery
    Registrant: David F Vickery, 8100 Buffalo Creek Road, Custer, MT 59024

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER / HARRIS PA-11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4770M , Serial Number: HP11-247
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Harry P Allen, Po Box 110, Custer, MT 59024, Other Owners: Ellen T Allen
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/20/1984, Exported to: Thailand
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8916G , Serial Number: 18260456, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 11/23/1970
    Registrant (Corporation): Fred V Johnson Ranch Inc, Po Box 12, Custer, MT 59024


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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