All U.S. Cities  
City-Data Forum City-Data



Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Custer County, Idaho (ID)


Back to: Idaho, Idaho smaller cities, Idaho smallest towns, All US cities.




  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
County population in 2012: 4,331 (all rural); it was 4,342 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 754
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 717
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,322
Renter-occupied apartments: 465 (it was 448 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

30%

Land area: 4925 sq. mi.
Water area: 11.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Custer County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.2%), Educational,health and social services (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
Options
X
Data:
Options
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Custer County races chart

Races in Custer County, Idaho:


Median resident age:  48.0 years
Idaho median age:  34.0 years

Males: 2,318  (50.8%)
Females: 2,050  (49.2%)

Custer County, ID forum
Recent posts about Custer County, Idaho on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Custer County is mentioned 13 times on our forum:
Is Idaho safe for a Black Man to visit or even move to for that matter  (112 replies)
Idaho or Wyoming? Which is better for us?  (37 replies)
4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho  (18 replies)
Election Results.......The Runoffs, Observations and More  (25 replies)
Where does North Idaho start when northbound?  (19 replies)
VA Clinic - Salmon  (6 replies)

Custer County,ID real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Custer County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,471 ($32,174 in 1999)
This county:

$38471
Idaho:

$44925

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $381 (lower quartile is $229, upper quartile is $513)
This county:

$381
State:

$587


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $135,341 (it was $89,700 in 2000)
Custer County:

$135,341
Idaho:

$171,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,090 - $210,193

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $276,662
Here:

$276,662
State:

$235,809

Townhouses or other attached units: $299,708
Here:

$299,708
State:

$178,173

Mobile homes: $139,665
Here:

$139,665
State:

$52,209

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,901
Here:

$9,901
State:

$37,997
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,035
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $273

Institutionalized population: 9

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Custer County, ID map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $573 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $522 (0.4%)


Custer County household income distribution in 2009 Custer County home values distribution


Custer County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.9%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

14.3%
Whole state:

11.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.1%
Whole state:

4.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Custer County is $417 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $752 a month.

Cities in this county include: Challis, Mackay, Stanley, Clayton.

Custer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: WWW.CO.CUSTER.ID.US

Click to draw/clear Custer County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Custer County: Redfish Inlet Transfer Camp (A), Redfish Outlet Campground (B), Wildhorse Campground (C), Lake View Campground (D), Lower O'Brien Campground (E), Wildhorse Guard Station (F), Buckhorn Roadside Rest (G), Bonanza Guard Station (H), Riverside Campground (I), Rosenkranze Ranch (J), Bruno Cabin Ruins (K), Dutchman Flat Campground (L), Loon Creek Lookout (M), Loon Creek Guard Station (N), Bayhorse Recreation Site (O), Oyler Ranch (P), Twin Peaks Lookout (Q), Salmon River Campground (R), Sawtooth Valley Ranger Station (S), Guard Station Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Darlington Cemetery (1), Stanley Cemetery (2), Chilly Cemetery (3), Houston Cemetery (4), Barton Cemetery (5), Battleground Cemetery (6), Boot Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Kidney Lake (A), Saddleback Lakes (B), Langer Lake (C), Packrat Lake (D), Lightning Lake (E), Lily Lake (F), Little Bayhorse Lake (G), Little Frog Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chuck Creek (A), China Creek (B), Chet Creek (C), Bighorn Creek (D), Charcoal Creek (E), Champion Creek (F), Chamberlain Creek (G), Challis Creek (H), Cedar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Custer County include: Langer Monument (1), North Shore Picnic Ground (2), Land of the Yankee Fork State Park & National Forest Historic Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Blaine County , Boise County , Butte County , Elmore County , Lemhi County , Valley County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 69
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 99 (31% naturalized citizens)

Custer County:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.7%

Custer County marital status for males
Custer County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Custer County with a mortgage: 393 (17 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 337

Here:

53.8% with mortgage
State:

73.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.73%
Here27.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,204
Total congregations: 10

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchJewishCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents872 (72.4%)150 (12.5%)70 (5.8%)48 (4.0%)64 (5.3%)
Congregations4 (40.0%)1 (10.0%)2 (20.0%)1 (10.0%)2 (20.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Custer County - Challis, Mackay, Stanley, Clayton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Custer County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

14.44 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Custer County:

16.84 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.9%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.5%
Idaho:

25.7%



Agriculture in Custer County:

Average size of farms: 462 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,668
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $106.18
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,012
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,701
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%

Earthquake activity:

Custer County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 360% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 9.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 20.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 21.4 miles away from Custer County center
On 6/7/1994 at 13:30:03, a magnitude 5.0 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/20/1999 at 13:50:25, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Custer County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Custer County (%):





Custer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,175 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 352 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 41 (2%)
  • Motorcycle: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 120 (6%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 190 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Custer County, Idaho in 2000:

12 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,687.

10.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.91%
Idaho average:

9.61%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.59% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($20,134 average AGI)
5.32% relocated from other states ($24,037 average AGI)
Custer County:

5.32%
Idaho average:

5.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ada County, ID  0.86% ($35,615 average AGI)
from Bannock County, ID  0.67% ($30,000)
from Twin Falls County, ID  0.67% ($18,400)


10.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Idaho average:

8.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.04% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($19,580 average AGI)
4.03% relocated to other states ($15,433 average AGI)
Custer County:

4.03%
Idaho average:

4.23%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ada County, ID  0.87% ($37,769 average AGI)
to Bannock County, ID  0.67% ($22,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Births per 1000 population in Custer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Custer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Custer County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 709 (610 aged, 99 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 637.720
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 637.720

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.06

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,347

Size of family households: 726 2-persons, 228 3-persons, 162 4-persons, 88 5-persons, 25 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 584 1-person, 94 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

95.7% of residents of Custer County speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $29,216,000 ($7102 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $691,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $11,770,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,769,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $350,000
Federal grants: $3,087,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,311,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,928,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $262,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,518,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,588,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 159
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 173
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -249
Here -61 per 1000 residents
State +43 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Custer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.36 millions of gallons per day (31% from ground, 69% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Custer County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 76
  • 4 rooms: 187
  • 5 rooms: 336
  • 6 rooms: 219
  • 7 rooms: 186
  • 8 rooms: 154
  • 9+ rooms: 137
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 84
  • 4 rooms: 73
  • 5 rooms: 93
  • 6 rooms: 95
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 19
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Custer County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 78
  • 2 bedrooms: 354
  • 3 bedrooms: 579
  • 4 bedrooms: 204
  • 5+ bedrooms: 92
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 97
  • 2 bedrooms: 131
  • 3 bedrooms: 129
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Custer County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 32
  • 1 vehicle: 255
  • 2 vehicles: 545
  • 3 vehicles: 335
  • 4 vehicles: 113
  • 5+ vehicles: 42
  • no vehicle: 31
  • 1 vehicle: 215
  • 2 vehicles: 151
  • 3 vehicles: 44
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

59% of Custer County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Idaho.

Custer County:

59.2%
State average:

50.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Custer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.3%)
  • Wood (33.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Electricity (48.4%)
  • Wood (31.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

2.2%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

1.3%
Idaho:

5.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

7.1%
Idaho:

22.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Custer County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Custer County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Custer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Custer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Custer County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Custer County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2974.1 years
John1973.7 years
Charles1468.7 years
Mary1483.1 years
George1377.5 years
James1375.5 years
Frank1174.8 years
Kenneth1080.2 years
Raymond973.5 years
Donald972.7 years
Most common last names in Custer County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1575.8 years
Johnson1180.4 years
Williams983.5 years
Ivie981.2 years
Piva881.9 years
Leuzinger773.4 years
Smith778.9 years
Hammond676.3 years
Larter668.3 years
Miller679.2 years
Businesses in Custer County, ID
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Browse common businesses in Custer County, ID


Custer County on our top lists:

Back to: Idaho, Idaho smaller cities, Idaho smallest towns, All US cities.




Home sales trends information powered by Onboard Informatics
© 2012 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
 
City-data.com does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site.  Use at your own risk.
Website © 2003-2013 Advameg, Inc.