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Custer County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2014: 10,728 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 11,793 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,671
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,775
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,533
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,268 (it was 1,293 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 2576 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Custer County: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (47.0%), Educational, health and social services (22.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Custer County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 5,322  (49.6%)
Females: 5,406  (50.4%)
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Custer County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Custer County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,671 ($30,677 in 1999)

This county:

$44671
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $373 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $463)
This county:

$373
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,596 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Custer:

$84,596
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,495 - $144,135
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $947
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $409

Institutionalized population: 128

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 61
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 57
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $316,700
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $164,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,397 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,184 (1.6%)

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 2013: 9.6%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.8% for other race residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.8%
Custer County:

9.8%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.8% for other race residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 15 years old, American Indian residents: 57 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 45 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Custer County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.

Cities in this county include: Broken Bow, Sargent, Callaway, Arnold, Ansley, Merna, Mason City, Anselmo, Oconto, Berwyn.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Custer County: Hilltop School (A), Spalding (B), Happy Jack Chalk Mine (C), Spalding Volunteer Fire and Rescue (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Custer County: Salem Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Amity Cemetery (1), Shelton Cemetery (2), Grand View Cemetery (3), Sacred Heart Cemetery (4), Saint Michaels Cemetery (5), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (6), Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Walker Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Munson Creek (A), Shephard Creek (B), Mira Creek (C), West Branch Spring Creek (D), Dry Creek (E), East Branch Spring Creek (F), Wallace Creek (G), Troy Creek (H), Mud Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cuming County , Greeley County , Putnam County, New York , Kimball County , Sherman County , Whiteside County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.9%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 168
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 49 (37% naturalized citizens)

Custer County:

0.4%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 13
  • 1985 to 1989: 11
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 16

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,761
  • One, attached: 52
  • Two: 82
  • 3 or 4: 149
  • 5 to 9: 59
  • 10 to 19: 41
  • 20 or more: 118
  • Mobile homes: 323

Housing units in Custer County with a mortgage: 988 (52 second mortgage, 43 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,352

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Custer County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,00218
Evangelical Protestant1,74121
Catholic8094
Other1652
None5,222-
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: 7
Custer County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Custer County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

11.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Custer County:

8.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Custer County:

31.1%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Custer County:

Average size of farms: 1307 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $245,368
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $199.61
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.23%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $234,839
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,469
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.96
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.26%
Corn for grain: 150216 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8309 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 31854 harvested acres
Vegetables: 24 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Custer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 17008455.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/5/1964, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Custer County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 53% smaller 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 599.0 miles away from Custer County 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 313.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from Custer County center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1924): July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 5, 2009 to June 26, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1853): July 31, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1853, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1770): June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 28, 2007 to June 2, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1714): July 24, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1714, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 4, 2007 to May 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1706): June 6, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1706, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 19, 2006 to January 1, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1674): January 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1674, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • NebraskaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 28, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1627): January 26, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1627, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • NebraskaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3245): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to April 23, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1373): May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1373, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • NebraskaSevere Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 24, 1997 to October 26, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1190): November 1, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Custer County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Guatemala (35%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Ecuador (8%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (6%)
  • Poland (4%)

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

  • German (37%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Czech (3%)
  • Danish (3%)

Custer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,053 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 559 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 289 (5%)
  • Other means: 37 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 722 (13%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 208 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,822.

5.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,755 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.29% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($20,647 average AGI)
1.52% relocated from other states ($7,108 average AGI)
Custer County:

1.52%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buffalo County, NE  0.61% ($24,654 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.35% ($30,400)
from Dawson County, NE  0.30% ($33,000)
from Adams County, NE  0.26% ($28,909)
from Lincoln County, NE  0.23% ($25,000)


5.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.06% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($18,155 average AGI)
1.95% relocated to other states ($10,826 average AGI)
Custer County:

1.95%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.49% ($39,238 average AGI)
to Buffalo County, NE  0.42% ($18,667)
to Dawson County, NE  0.31% ($18,615)
to Lincoln County, NE  0.26% ($27,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Custer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Custer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Custer County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Custer County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Custer County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,476 (2,204 aged, 272 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 265 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Custer County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (309)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (120)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (109)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (102)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (100)
  • Congestive heart failure (74)
  • Unspecified dementia (68)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (47)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (47)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (42)

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

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 17.37
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17281.81
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1128.960
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35432.05

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 885.190
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1139.350
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.76

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33.26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.59

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,811
  • In family households: 8,951 (2,545 male householders, 530 female householders)
    2,595 spouses, 2,890 children (2,688 natural, 61 adopted, 141 stepchildren), 89 grandchildren, 47 brothers or sisters, 25 parents, 40 other relatives, 162 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,860 (773 male householders (660 living alone)), 866 female householders (812 living alone)), 221 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 128 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,689 2-persons, 546 3-persons, 448 4-persons, 269 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,472 1-person, 141 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,527 married couples with children.
422 single-parent households (124 men, 298 women).

97.1% of residents of Custer County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (25% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 44% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $95,886,000 ($8327 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,042,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,125,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,595,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,089,000
Federal grants: $27,093,000
Federal procurement contracts: $944,000 ($194,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,038,000 ($91,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,252,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,171,000
Federal Government insurance: $78,346,000

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

Births: 704
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 831
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -243
Here -21 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Custer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 14
  • 2000 to 2004: 202
  • 1990 to 1999: 233
  • 1980 to 1989: 297
  • 1970 to 1979: 727
  • 1960 to 1969: 601
  • 1950 to 1959: 554
  • 1940 to 1949: 457
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,381
Rooms in houses/apartments in Custer County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 72
  • 4 rooms: 378
  • 5 rooms: 708
  • 6 rooms: 814
  • 7 rooms: 486
  • 8 rooms: 436
  • 9+ rooms: 623
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 79
  • 3 rooms: 166
  • 4 rooms: 241
  • 5 rooms: 215
  • 6 rooms: 170
  • 7 rooms: 162
  • 8 rooms: 149
  • 9+ rooms: 97
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Custer County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 101
  • 2 bedrooms: 995
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,402
  • 4 bedrooms: 732
  • 5+ bedrooms: 299
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 274
  • 2 bedrooms: 369
  • 3 bedrooms: 389
  • 4 bedrooms: 189
  • 5+ bedrooms: 58
Cars and other vehicles available in Custer County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 102
  • 1 vehicle: 723
  • 2 vehicles: 1,469
  • 3 vehicles: 767
  • 4 vehicles: 332
  • 5+ vehicles: 140
  • no vehicle: 151
  • 1 vehicle: 538
  • 2 vehicles: 367
  • 3 vehicles: 175
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

64% of Custer County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Nebraska.

Custer County:

63.9%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 9873
  • Northeast: 76
  • Midwest: 881
  • South: 337
  • West: 550

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $19,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Custer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (40.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38.9%)
  • Electricity (14.5%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (38.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38.6%)
  • Electricity (18.0%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 85
Here:

5.6%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

3.3%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

10.5%
Nebraska:

20.0%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Custer County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,507,000
    Financial Administration: $1,439,000
    Central Staff Services: $973,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Correctional Institutions: $176,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $93,000
    General Public Buildings: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000
    Health - Other: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $57,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,734,000

Custer County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,012,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $363,000
    General Local Government Support: $84,000
    Highways: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $188,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $81,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,656,000
    All Other: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $75,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,004,000
    Death and Gift: $472,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $392,000

Custer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,258,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 150
  • Number of aged recipients: 24
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 126
  • Number of recipients under 18: 17
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 88
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 45
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 80
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 51
Custer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Custer County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Custer County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10278.5 years
William8679.0 years
Mary7983.1 years
Charles7077.0 years
George6880.8 years
Robert6777.6 years
James6276.8 years
Anna5386.8 years
Harold5177.9 years
Frank5082.3 years
Most common last names in Custer County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5782.2 years
Johnson5380.5 years
Miller4477.4 years
Nelson3583.7 years
Anderson3478.1 years
Brown3084.0 years
Myers3083.4 years
Thompson2282.6 years
Scott2176.5 years
Ferguson2180.1 years
Businesses in Custer County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Alco Stores1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets1