For population 25 years and over in Custer:
For population 15 years and over in Custer city:
5 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,631 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (28.1 miles , pop. 59,607).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (278.7 miles , pop. 259,628).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (817.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Pringle, SD (3.3 miles) , Hill City, SD (3.4 miles ), Keystone, SD (3.5 miles ), Fairburn, SD (4.5 miles) , Hermosa, SD (4.6 miles ), Colonial Pine Hills, SD (4.7 miles ), Buffalo Gap, SD (4.9 miles) , Hot Springs, SD (4.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.77 N, Longitude: 103.60 W
Area code: 605
Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+3.7%).
Work and jobs in Custer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Custer, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Custer-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/12/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the Custer city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 6/11/1965, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Custer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/28/1990 at 04:59:59, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 16:08:36, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.1 miles away from Custer center
On 4/9/1996 at 02:48:08, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/24/1993 at 23:52:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/1998 at 16:26:38, a magnitude 3.4 (3.1 MB, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from Custer center
On 3/2/1990 at 04:15:27, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.9 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Paige Paulsen - College basketball player (Northern Illinois Huskies).
Hospital/medical center in Custer:
Airports and heliports located in Custer:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Custer:
Public high schools in Custer:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Custer:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.640. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.86. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Custer and their reported violations in the past:BLACK HILLS NF-COOK LAKE CG (Serves WY, Population served: 57, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010
66 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in other group homes in 2000
Custer compared to South Dakota state average:
Banks with branches in Custer (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Custer, South Dakota:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Custer (based on Custer County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.11%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Custer government finances in 2006(per resident):
11.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,128 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
10.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,645 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Custer fatal accident list:
Oct 20, 1996 08:24 PM, 385, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 3
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Custer, SD
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $21,000
Total average daily traffic: 29,168
Total average daily truck traffic: 894
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 33,651
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Custer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Custer, SD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Custer)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Custer)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2013.