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Population in 2012: 1,988 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.9%
 

Males: 963  (48.5%)
Females: 1,025  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  47.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57730.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,229 (it was $31,739 in 2000)
Custer:

$33,229
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,252

Custer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,262 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Custer:

$115,262
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,763; Detached houses: $142,271; Townhouses or other attached units: $140,430; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $20,651; Mobile homes: $36,347

Median gross rent in 2012: $434.

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  • White alone - 1,922 (93.0%)
  • Hispanic - 54 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 52 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 11 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Custer: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.5%), Irish (11.6%), English (9.4%), Norwegian (7.2%), Swedish (5.5%), French (4.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5318 feet

Land area: 1.80 square miles.

Population density: 1,105 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Custer:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Custer city:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
South Dakota:  2.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Custer, South Dakota as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Custer to the number of sex offenders is 117 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,775 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,346 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (28.1 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (288.3 miles , pop. 554,636).

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) .

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

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Latitude: 43.77 N, Longitude: 103.60 W

Area code: 605

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+3.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Custer:

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

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Custer:

  • Black Hills State University (about 53 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,551)
  • Casper College (about 152 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 195 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • University of Wyoming (about 198 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Colorado State University (about 234 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 240 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 9,984)
  • Aims Community College (about 241 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 2,152)

Public high schools in Custer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Custer:

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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)

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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 USHighway 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 USHighway 16), Newberg Lumber CO Mill LBR (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; USHighway 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).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
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.
City:

0.640
U.S.:

9.388
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.
City:

9.39
U.S.:

22.06
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.
City:

6.86
U.S.:

9.59

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:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.5%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Custer, SD

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

Custer compared to South Dakota state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black 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 above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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.

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

  • Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn, 224 MT Rushmore Rd W, Custer, SD 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-2275
  • Days Inn Custer, 525 Crook St, Custer, SD 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-4500, Fax: (605) 673-4550
  • Days Inn Custer, Hwy 16/386 And 519 Crook St, Custer, SD 57730 , Phone: (800) 329-7466, Fax: (605) 673-4550
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Custer, 301 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-3221, Fax: (605) 673-3010
  • Econolodge Of Custer, 342 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-4400, Fax: (605) 673-2314
  • Super 8, 415 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-2200, Fax: (605) 673-2201
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 433 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730 , Phone: (605) 673-2500
  • State Game Lodge, 13389 Us Hwy 16a, Custer, SD 57730 , Phone: (605) 255-4772, Fax: (605) 255-4706
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Custer, South Dakota

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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 (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Custer city (based on Custer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.11%
Here41.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents32.9%22.7%17.9%5.0%5.0%
Congregations11.8%11.8%11.8%5.9%5.9%
NameLutheran Church The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.8%3.2%2.9%2.2%3.4%
Congregations5.9%5.9%17.6%5.9%17.6%
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: 2
Custer County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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:
Custer County:

26.4%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

14.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,840$35,3600$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,295$27,5409$5,185
Police - Other 0$0 1$468
Streets and Highways 3$8,160$32,6400$0
Sewerage 1$2,720$32,6400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,955$23,4600$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,740$44,8801$1,445
Water Supply 2$4,590$27,5400$0
Totals for Government 12$32,300$32,30011$7,098

Custer government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,720,000 ($865.19)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $520,000 ($261.57)
    Public Welfare - Other: $313,000 ($157.44)
    Water Utilities: $274,000 ($137.83)
    Central Staff Services: $224,000 ($112.68)
    Sewerage: $210,000 ($105.63)
    Regular Highways: $202,000 ($101.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $156,000 ($78.47)
    General - Other: $129,000 ($64.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($47.79)
    General Public Buildings: $53,000 ($26.66)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($20.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $38,000 ($19.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000 ($12.07)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($3.02)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($2.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($3.02)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $284,000 ($142.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($9.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $484,000 ($243.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($22.13)

Custer government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $387,000 ($194.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($50.30)
    All Other: $7,000 ($3.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($1.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $91,000 ($45.77)
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($4.53)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($4.02)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($2.52)
    Rents: $5,000 ($2.52)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $628,000 ($315.90)
    Water Utilities: $507,000 ($255.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $515,000 ($259.05)
    Highways: $57,000 ($28.67)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($6.04)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $913,000 ($459.26)
    Property: $541,000 ($272.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $185,000 ($93.06)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $29,000 ($14.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000 ($7.04)
    Other License: $12,000 ($6.04)
    Amusements License: $2,000 ($1.01)
    Amusements Sales: $1,000 ($0.50)

Custer government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,643,000 ($826.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,104,000 ($555.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $539,000 ($271.13)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,126,000 ($566.40)

Custer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,431,000 ($2228.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $220,000 ($110.66)

11.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.22%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

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:
from Pennington County, SD  2.98% ($34,458 average AGI)
from Fall River County, SD  0.68% ($23,421)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.47% ($32,385)


10.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.71%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

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:
to Pennington County, SD  3.15% ($35,057 average AGI)
to Fall River County, SD  0.54% ($24,133)
to Meade County, SD  0.36% ($32,800)

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:

Oct 20, 1996 08:24 PM, 385, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 3


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
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

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Custer, SD

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:

  • Fire: 40
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Custer


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Custer, SD

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
Businesses in Custer, SD
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Lane Furniture1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1YMCA1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James Joyce (1)
  • Douglas John Kerkvliet (1)
  • Randy Price (1)
  • James Ward Gibeau (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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