Custer, Montana

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Population in 2010: 159. Population change since 2000: +9.7%
Males: 72  (45.7%)
Females: 87  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 59024

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,415 (it was $26,944 in 2000)
Custer:

$41,415
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,562 (it was $18,532 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,967 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Custer:

$86,967
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $84,291; Detached houses: $87,202; Mobile homes: $84,251

Median gross rent in 2013: $619.

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  • Races in Custer, MT (2010)

    Custer races chart
    • 15295.6%White alone
    • 31.9%American Indian alone
    • 31.9%Hispanic
    • 10.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Custer: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.3%), United States (16.8%), Norwegian (11.7%), English (6.6%), Irish (5.5%), Polish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2735 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 618 people per square mile   (low).

Custer, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Custer:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Custer CDP:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

3 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe).

This place:

2.1%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,133 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,048 (1.2%)

Custer satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (451.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Transportation occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (2%)
  • Sales and related occupations (34%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (2%)

Average climate in Custer, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Custer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 336.2 miles away from Custer center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 184.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 286.4 miles away from Custer center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 153.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 99 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 172 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Black Hills State University (about 212 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Casper College (about 237 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 256 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 262 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)

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 2013: 23.4%
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.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Montana average:

9.9

Custer travel time to work - commute Custer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,84586
Catholic17,15512
Mainline Protestant11,92035
Other7,76129
Black Protestant1231
Orthodox1001
None90,068-
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: 16
Yellowstone County:

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.
State:

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
Yellowstone County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Yellowstone County:

25.7%
Montana:

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

10.6%
State:

10.7%

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Montana average:

6.86%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($92 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.02%
Montana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gallatin County, MT  0.29% ($31,465 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.22% ($29,870)
from Carbon County, MT  0.19% ($35,702)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Montana average:

6.73%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($271 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.05%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gallatin County, MT  0.28% ($33,126 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.20% ($28,449)
to Stillwater County, MT  0.16% ($43,948)

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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 8,320Total average daily traffic
  • 164Total average daily truck traffic

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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