Custer, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 1,969 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.9%
 
Males: 893  (45.4%)
Females: 1,076  (54.6%)
Median resident age:

57.3 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 57730.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,432 (it was $31,739 in 2000)
Custer:

$51,432
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,923 (it was $17,216 in 2000)

Custer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $154,333 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Custer:

$154,333
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $159,500; detached houses: $171,366; townhouses or other attached units: $183,855; mobile homes: $59,036

Median gross rent in 2019: $723.

March 2019 cost of living index in Custer: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.2%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Custer, SD (2019)
    • 2,11691.8%White alone
    • 733.2%American Indian alone
    • 693.0%Hispanic
    • 160.7%Black alone
    • 80.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Custer, South Dakota as of February 08, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Custer is 95 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (28.2%), Norwegian (15.3%), American (8.3%), Canadian (5.7%), Swedish (3.6%), Scandinavian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5318 feet

Land area: 1.80 square miles.

Population density: 1,094 people per square mile   (low).

Custer, South Dakota map

68 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

2.9%
South Dakota:

3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,890 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,167 (1.5%)

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 ),
Johnson Siding, SD (4.8 miles ),
Buffalo Gap, SD (4.9 miles)

Latitude: 43.77 N, Longitude: 103.60 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Custer, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Custer, SD in 2019
Custer satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $43,700
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,700
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $314,600
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $211,600
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $253,500
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $47,000
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $313,700
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $337,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Custer, SD residents
Average permit cost in Custer, SD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in Custer, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.3%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.6%)
  • Wood products (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Public administration (9.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Custer, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Top executives (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Woodworkers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)

Average climate in Custer, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Custer, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 55.6. This is better than average.

City:

55.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.268. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.268
U.S.:

5.558
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.116. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.116
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 39.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.73. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

19.64
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Custer-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 56% 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 420% greater 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 354.4 miles away from Custer center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 137.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 508.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from Custer center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 122.1 miles away from the city center
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 359.3 miles away from Custer 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 Custer County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Fires: 4, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Custer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Custer:

  • CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL - CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1039 MONTGOMERY STREET)
  • CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE (1065 MONTGOMERY ST)

Airports and heliports located in Custer:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Custer:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 29 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 53 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Chadron State College (about 73 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Casper College (about 152 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Sheridan College (about 180 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 194 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 197 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)

Public high schools in Custer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Custer:

See full list of schools located in Custer

Library in Custer:

  • CUSTER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $166,943; Location: 447 CROOK STREET SUITE 4; 20,837 books; 1,184 audio materials; 1,343 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 33 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Custer: Custer Fire Department (A), Custer City Hall (B), Custer County Library (C), Custer County Courthouse (D), Custer Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Custer County 1880 Courthouse Museum (420 Mount Rushmore Road), Krogman R M (Museums; 11925 US Highway 16), Days Inn of Custer - Avenue of the Chiefs (Museums; 202 Avenue Of The Chiefs), Ziolkowski Korczak (Museums; Crazy Horse), Scott Samuel F (Museums; 1020 Mount Rushmore Road), National Museum of Woodcarving (12115 US Highway 16), Newberg Lumber CO Mill LBR (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; US Highway 385), Black Hills Balloons (Po Box 210), L & J Golden Circle Tours (Tours & Charters; Po Box 454).

Hotels: Mile HI Motel (244 Mount Rushmore Road), Strutton Inn B&B (Ip) (RR 1 Box 55S), Leroy Hotel Bed & Breakfast (703 Mount Rushmore Road), All American Inn (437 Montgomery Street), Deer Meadow Lodge (Po Box 6), Rocket Motel (211 Mount Rushmore Road), Elk Haven Cabins (Little Italy Road), Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn (224 West Mount Rushmore Road), Days Inn Custer SD (519 Crook Street).

Birthplace of: Paige Paulsen - College basketball player (Northern Illinois Huskies).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Custer and their reported violations in the past:

STAR ACADEMY-MAIN CAMPUS (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2009)
UNITED LAND MANAGEMENT (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2009), St Public Notif issued (OCT-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (AUG-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
TRIPLE T MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 74, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
BLACK HILLS NF-COOK LAKE CG (Serves WY, Population served: 57, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (FEB-05-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (NOV-14-2006), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (NOV-14-2006), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2011)

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

  • CUSTER (Population served: 2,067, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.0%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
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

Banks with branches in Custer (2011 data):

  • First Interstate Bank: Custer Main Branch at 648 Mt. Rushmore Road, branch established on 1906/01/01; Custer Drive Up Branch at 40 North Fifth Street, branch established on 1998/12/07. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.
  • Dacotah Bank: Custer Branch at 35 S 6th St, branch established on 2008/01/28. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Custer:

Marital status in Custer, SD
  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Custer:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Custer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Custer, SD (based on Custer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6716
Evangelical Protestant73513
Catholic3683
Other101
None5,432-
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: 2
Custer County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Custer County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

8.97 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

24.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.4%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Custer County:

14.7%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Custer:

49.8%
South Dakota:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.6%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
South Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Custer:

12.8%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Custer:

6.8
South Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

35.8%
South Dakota:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

55.5%
South Dakota:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Custer:

75.8%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Custer, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$12,633$50,5320$0
Other and Unallocable 3$16,100$64,4000$0
Water Supply 2$7,068$42,4080$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,056$48,3360$0
Streets and Highways 2$9,353$56,1180$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,065$48,7800$0
Sewerage 1$2,996$35,9520$0
Totals for Government 14$60,271$51,6610$0

Custer government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $301,000 ($152.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($10.67)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($1.52)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $611,000 ($310.31)
    Sewerage: $587,000 ($298.12)
    Police Protection: $320,000 ($162.52)
    Regular Highways: $287,000 ($145.76)
    Central Staff Services: $215,000 ($109.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($84.81)
    General Public Buildings: $123,000 ($62.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000 ($57.90)
    Financial Administration: $107,000 ($54.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $60,000 ($30.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000 ($20.31)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $25,000 ($12.70)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($5.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $733,000 ($372.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $75,000 ($38.09)

Custer government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $576,000 ($292.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000 ($97.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($8.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($5.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $673,000 ($341.80)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,632,000 ($828.85)
    Property: $925,000 ($469.78)
    Other License: $186,000 ($94.46)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $78,000 ($39.61)

Custer government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,913,000 ($971.56)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,913,000 ($971.56)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $4,215,000 ($2140.68)

Custer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,670,000 ($1863.89)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,000 ($22.35)

10.40% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.40%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pennington County, SD  2.73% ($54,258 average AGI)
from Fall River County, SD  0.56% ($25,800)


9.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

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 Pennington County, SD  2.52% ($52,659 average AGI)
Businesses in Custer, SD
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Lane Furniture1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Custer:

  • KFCR (1490 AM; 1 kW; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Custer:

  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K258AJ (99.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZMX-FM (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFXS (100.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBHE-FM (89.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K203BN (88.5 FM; PRINGLE, SD; Owner: STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED TV)

TV broadcast stations around Custer:

  • K55AV (Channel 55; PRINGLE, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELLCOMM.)
  • K28DP (Channel 28; CUSTER, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)
  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KEVN-TV (Channel 7; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KBHE-TV (Channel 9; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KNBN (Channel 21; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K33CO (Channel 33; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KZWB-LP (Channel 27; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCLO-TV (Channel 15; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)

Custer fatal accident list:

Jul 30, 2007 08:30 PM, Us-16a, None, Lat: 43.769828, Lon: -103.568828, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 20, 1996 08:24 PM, 385, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 3
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.1mTotal length
  • $539,000Total costs
  • 35,214Total average daily traffic
  • 4,012Total average daily truck traffic
  • 42,771Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Custer, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Custer, SD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Custer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Custer, SD)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (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: 36 (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: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 17. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 43 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Custer, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (56.6%), and Structure Fires (25.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Custer, SD
    • 16756.6%Outside Fires
    • 7625.8%Structure Fires
    • 3110.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 217.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Custer, SD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Custer, South Dakota:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Custer, 301 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, South Dakota 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-3221, Fax: (605) 673-3010
  • Econolodge Of Custer, 342 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, South Dakota 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-4400, Fax: (605) 673-2314
  • Super 8 Custer/Crazy Horse, 535 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, South Dakota 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-2200
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 433 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, South Dakota 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-2500
  • State Game Lodge, 13389 Us Hwy 16a, Custer, South Dakota 57730 , Phone: (605) 255-4772, Fax: (605) 255-4706
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Custer, South Dakota
Most common first names in Custer, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4268.8 years
William3378.2 years
Robert2771.6 years
James2672.3 years
Mary2375.9 years
George2174.5 years
Paul2073.8 years
Alice1886.0 years
Helen1880.0 years
Charles1875.8 years
Most common last names in Custer, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1775.3 years
Davis1576.9 years
Scott1177.7 years
Peterson984.4 years
Smith977.4 years
Herbert877.5 years
Williams884.3 years
Rice869.4 years
Brown876.0 years
Anderson872.0 years
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Custer, SD
  • 45.1%Electricity
  • 36.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.1%Wood
  • 4.3%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Custer, SD
  • 63.9%Electricity
  • 21.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.9%No fuel used


Custer compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 22 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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