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Custer County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2019: 11,931 (82% urban, 18% rural); it was 11,696 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,818
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,531
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,341
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,682 (it was 1,427 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

32%

Land area: 3783 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Custer County: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.1%), Retail trade (16.2%), Public administration (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Custer County, MT (2019)
    • 10,75091.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4143.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3853.3%Two or more races
    • 900.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 750.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 200.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.09%Asian alone
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years
Males: 5,944  (49.8%)
Females: 5,987  (50.2%)
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Average household size:
Custer County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,068 ($30,000 in 1999)
This county:

$55,068
Montana:

$57,153

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $657 (lower quartile is $507, upper quartile is $978)
This county:

$657
State:

$735


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $187,396 (it was $62,800 in 2000)
Custer:

$187,396
Montana:

$253,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $110,548 - $275,406
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,266
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $427

Institutionalized population: 216
Custer County, MT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $347,500
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $245,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $181,800
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Custer, MT residents
Average permit cost in Custer, MT
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,081 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,713 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Custer, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Custer, MT in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Custer, MT in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.1%
Custer County:

11.1%
Montana:

12.6%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.8% for American Indian residents, 14.9% for other race residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.0 years old
(Males: 40.2 years old, Females: 44.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.4 years old, Black residents: 7.9 years old, American Indian residents: 19.1 years old, Asian residents: 43.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.6 years old, Other race residents: 13.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Custer County is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $732 a month.

Cities in this county include: Miles City, Mizpah-Pumpkin, North Custer, Shirley-Ismay, Ismay.

Custer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Custer County: Aldinger Ranch (A), McKay Ranch (B), Bailey Ranch (C), Bones Ranch (D), McDonald Ranch (E), Barley Ranch (F), Mc Kinney Ranch (G), Maudru Spur (H), Mardis Ranch (I), Bixby Ranch (J), Blacktail Ranch (K), Brewster Camp (L), Brewster Ranch (M), Brock Camp (N), Brockel Homestead (O), Burning Coal Vein Area (P), Forsyth Country Club (Q), Cox Ranch (R), O'Dell Windmill (S), Erickson Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Custer County include: Church of Christ (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Ashland Christian Fellowship (C), Ashland Community Church (D), Saint Isadore Church (E), Birney Church (F), Trinity Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forsyth Cemetery (1), Brown Cemetery (2), Lee Cemetery (3), Vanstel Cemetery (4), Bean Cemetery (5), Sumatra Cemetery (6), Birney Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Red Rock Reservoir Number One (A), Red Rock Reservoir Number Two (B), Snyder Reservoir (C), Brown Coulee Reservoir (D), Boies Reservoir (E), Blacktail Reservoir (F), Black Sea Reservoir (G), Black Coulee Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Zook Creek (A), Big Breed Creek (B), Bowman Creek (C), Bridge Creek (D), Bringoff Creek (E), Burning Creek (F), Cedar Creek (G), Antelope Creek (H), Big Porcupine Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Custer County include: West Rosebud State Park (1), Tongue River Breaks Hiding and Riding Area (2), Poker Jim Research Natural Area (3), King Mountain Hiking and Riding Area (4), East Rosebud State Park (5), Rosebud Historical Marker (6), Cattle Brands Historical Marker (7), Rosebud River Historical Marker (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ashland County, Wisconsin , Douglas County, Wisconsin , Klickitat County, Washington , Emmet County, Michigan , Kootenai County, Idaho , Powell County , Yellowstone County , Schoolcraft County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Montana:

4.3%

Unemployment by year in Custer, MT
County total employment by year in Custer, MT
County average yearly wages by year in Custer, MT

Current college students: 514
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 130 (89.1% naturalized citizens)

Custer County:

1.1%
Whole state:

2.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 232010 or later
  • 432000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 361980 to 1989
  • 111970 to 1979
  • 82Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,986
  • One, attached: 151
  • Two: 75
  • 3 or 4: 212
  • 5 to 9: 170
  • 10 to 19: 95
  • 20 to 49: 215
  • 50 or more: 270
  • Mobile homes: 641
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Custer County with a mortgage: 1,798 (27 second mortgage, 112 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,695

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

55.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Custer County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6997
Evangelical Protestant1,5949
Catholic1,5801
Other4831
None6,343-
Custer County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Custer County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Custer County:

8.06 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Custer County:

8.3%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Custer County:

25.8%
State:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

10.7%

Agriculture in Custer County:

Average size of farms: 4480 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $95,735
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $105.26
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $86,323
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.00%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,665
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.58
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.06%
Corn for grain: 367 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 12185 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Custer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 375668781.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/20/1993, a tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Custer County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 332% 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 266.5 miles away from Custer County 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 421.1 miles away from the county 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 266.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 145.0 miles away from Custer County center
On 7/6/2017 at 06:30:17, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi) earthquake occurred 325.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Montana Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4508, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Montana Flooding, Incident Period: May 1, 2018 - June 10, 2018, FEMA Id: 4405, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Montana Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 03, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4127: July 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4127, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Montana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1996: June 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Montana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: May 01, 2008 to May 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1767: June 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1767, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Montana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3253: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3253, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Montana Wildfires, Incident Period: July 13, 2000 to September 25, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1340: August 30, 2000, FEMA Id: 1340, Natural disaster type: Fire

The number of natural disasters in Custer County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Custer

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,574 (76.8%)
  • Carpooled: 649 (10.9%)
  • Bus: 24 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 95 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 228 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 383 (6.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (30%)
  • Ghana (11%)
  • England (9%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Armenia (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Custer County


  • German (21%)
  • American (18%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 237 people in nursing homes
  • 53 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 52 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 33 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Custer County, Montana in 2010:

  • 142 people in college/university student housing
  • 134 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 69 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,326.

6.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Montana average:

7.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.83% relocated from other counties in Montana ($17,375 average AGI)
3.63% relocated from other states ($25,870 average AGI)
Custer County:

3.63%
Montana average:

4.15%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.86% ($37,475 average AGI)


8.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Montana average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Montana ($25,768 average AGI)
3.75% relocated to other states ($21,102 average AGI)
Custer County:

3.75%
Montana average:

3.66%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Yellowstone County, MT  1.48% ($40,929 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Custer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Custer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Custer County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Custer County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Custer County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Custer County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Custer County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Custer County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Custer County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,320 (1,936 aged, 384 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 238 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Custer County, Montana in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (130)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (98)
  • Unspecified dementia (51)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (37)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (29)
  • Congestive heart failure (20)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (15)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,596
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,187
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,947

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,092
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,367
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 107

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 302.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,931
  • Male householders: 2,424 (720 living alone), Female householders: 2,585 (958 living alone)
  • 2,337 spouses (2,337 opposite-sex spouses), 231 unmarried partners, (221 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,045 children (2,699 natural, 223 adopted, 134 stepchildren), 105 grandchildren, 71 brothers or sisters, 118 parents, 47 foster children, 56 other relatives, 395 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 453

Size of family households: 1,587 2-persons, 635 3-persons, 452 4-persons, 239 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,689 1-person, 232 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons.

1,675 married couples with children.
682 single-parent households (157 men, 525 women).

97.2% of residents of Custer speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $86,854,000 ($7,583 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,097,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $35,211,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,608,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,606,000
Federal grants: $16,680,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,083,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,665,000 ($335,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,252,000
Federal Government insurance: $35,316,000

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

Births: 693
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 731
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +28
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -405
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State +20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Custer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.67 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Custer County, Montana
  • Year house built in Custer County, Montana
  • 1082014 or later
  • 2172010 to 2013
  • 3622000 to 2009
  • 3031990 to 1999
  • 4541980 to 1989
  • 1,2601970 to 1979
  • 6581960 to 1969
  • 6001950 to 1959
  • 4171940 to 1949
  • 1,3231939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Custer County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Custer County, Montana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Custer County, Montana
  • 181 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 623 rooms
  • 2424 rooms
  • 6375 rooms
  • 5486 rooms
  • 5357 rooms
  • 5708 rooms
  • 8649+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Custer County, Montana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Custer County, Montana
  • 1531 room
  • 382 rooms
  • 2443 rooms
  • 3644 rooms
  • 2545 rooms
  • 1196 rooms
  • 1747 rooms
  • 388 rooms
  • 1169+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Custer County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Custer County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Custer County, Montana
  • 18no bedroom
  • 1111 bedroom
  • 6652 bedrooms
  • 1,4303 bedrooms
  • 8824 bedrooms
  • 3705+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Custer County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Custer County, Montana
  • 157no bedroom
  • 2811 bedroom
  • 6312 bedrooms
  • 2673 bedrooms
  • 1474 bedrooms
  • 375+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Custer County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Custer County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Custer County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 44no vehicle
  • 8601 vehicle
  • 1,2712 vehicles
  • 7563 vehicles
  • 3294 vehicles
  • 2345+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Custer County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Custer County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 254no vehicle
  • 6791 vehicle
  • 3622 vehicles
  • 1503 vehicles
  • 684 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

84.4% of Custer County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Montana.

Custer County:

84.4%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 7,608
  • Other state: 4,125
  • Northeast: 253
  • Midwest: 1,752
  • South: 535
  • West: 1,585
Year householders moved into unit in Custer County, MT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Custer County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 69.1%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 12.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 44.6%Utility gas
  • 42.7%Electricity
  • 10.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 185
Here:

17.1%
Montana:

12.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 50
Here:

7.4%
Montana:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

15.7%
Montana:

9.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Custer County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $321,000
  • Charges - Other: $763,000
    Solid Waste Management: $206,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $56,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,081,000
    Regular Highways: $1,438,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,282,000
    Health - Other: $713,000
    Solid Waste Management: $699,000
    General - Other: $469,000
    Parks and Recreation: $429,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $426,000
    Financial Administration: $248,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $200,000
    General Public Buildings: $185,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Local Fire Protection: $91,000
    Libraries: $41,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $564,000
    General Local Government Support: $78,000
    Highways: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,740,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $862,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,924,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $531,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $397,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $498,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $123,000
    General Revenue - Other: $117,000
    Interest Earnings: $84,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $135,000
    General - Other: $38,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,026,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $622,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $730,000
    General Local Government Support: $299,000
    Highways: $226,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,598,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Custer County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $321,000
  • Charges - Other: $763,000
    Solid Waste Management: $206,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $56,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,081,000
    Regular Highways: $1,438,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,282,000
    Health - Other: $713,000
    Solid Waste Management: $699,000
    General - Other: $469,000
    Parks and Recreation: $429,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $426,000
    Financial Administration: $248,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $200,000
    General Public Buildings: $185,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Local Fire Protection: $91,000
    Libraries: $41,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $564,000
    General Local Government Support: $78,000
    Highways: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,740,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $862,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,924,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $531,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $397,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $498,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $123,000
    General Revenue - Other: $117,000
    Interest Earnings: $84,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $135,000
    General - Other: $38,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,026,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $622,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $730,000
    General Local Government Support: $299,000
    Highways: $226,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,598,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Custer County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $321,000
  • Charges - Other: $763,000
    Solid Waste Management: $206,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $56,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,081,000
    Regular Highways: $1,438,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,282,000
    Health - Other: $713,000
    Solid Waste Management: $699,000
    General - Other: $469,000
    Parks and Recreation: $429,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $426,000
    Financial Administration: $248,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $200,000
    General Public Buildings: $185,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Local Fire Protection: $91,000
    Libraries: $41,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $564,000
    General Local Government Support: $78,000
    Highways: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,740,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $862,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,924,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $531,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $397,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $498,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $123,000
    General Revenue - Other: $117,000
    Interest Earnings: $84,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $135,000
    General - Other: $38,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,026,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $622,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $730,000
    General Local Government Support: $299,000
    Highways: $226,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,598,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Custer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $321,000
  • Charges - Other: $763,000
    Solid Waste Management: $206,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $56,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,081,000
    Regular Highways: $1,438,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,282,000
    Health - Other: $713,000
    Solid Waste Management: $699,000
    General - Other: $469,000
    Parks and Recreation: $429,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $426,000
    Financial Administration: $248,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $200,000
    General Public Buildings: $185,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Local Fire Protection: $91,000
    Libraries: $41,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $564,000
    General Local Government Support: $78,000
    Highways: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $237,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,740,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $862,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,924,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $531,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $397,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $498,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $123,000
    General Revenue - Other: $117,000
    Interest Earnings: $84,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $135,000
    General - Other: $38,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,026,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $622,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $730,000
    General Local Government Support: $299,000
    Highways: $226,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,598,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 257
  • Number of aged recipients: 21
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 236
  • Number of recipients under 18: 31
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 186
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 40
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 125
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 109
Most common first names in Custer County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13279.2 years
Mary9681.3 years
William6977.2 years
James6673.5 years
Robert5673.7 years
George5379.6 years
Charles5174.9 years
Helen4280.1 years
Margaret3780.7 years
Frank3679.3 years
Most common last names in Custer County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson2982.8 years
Johnson2978.5 years
Miller2981.8 years
Peterson2174.0 years
Smith2179.0 years
Olson2072.6 years
Thompson1977.9 years
Brown1977.4 years
Jones1777.3 years
Young1675.5 years
Businesses in Custer County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Albertsons1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Best Western1Maurices1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1New Balance1
Dairy Queen1Nike1
Econo Lodge1RadioShack1
FedEx3Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1