Custer, SD Population

Population: 1,860. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,991 (+7.0% change)
Males: 894 (48.1%), Females: 966 (51.9%)

Custer County

Zip code: 57730

Median resident age: 41.7 years
Median household income: $31,739
Median house value: $72,600

Races in Custer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.9%)
  • American Indian (2.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)

Ancestries: German (38.0%), Irish (14.3%), English (11.4%), Norwegian (10.6%), French (4.0%), Scottish (3.5%).

Elevation: 5318 feet

Land area: 1.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Custer

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Custer city

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

0.8% Foreign born

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

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Custer:

  • CUSTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL – CAH (1039 MONTGOMERY STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Custer:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Custer:

  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 43 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 43 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • ALLIANCE MUNI (about 131 miles; ALLIANCE, NE; Abbreviation: AIA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Custer:

  • CUSTER COUNTY (about 4 miles; CUSTER, SD; Abbreviation: CUT)
  • CUSTER STATE PARK (about 18 miles; FAIRBURN, SD; Abbreviation: 3V0)
  • HOT SPRINGS MUNI (about 32 miles; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Abbreviation: HSR)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Custer:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 35 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 78 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 197 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 208 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO (about 244 miles; GREELEY, CO; Full-time enrollment: 10,983)
  • AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 247 miles; GREELEY, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,722)

Schools

Public high schools in Custer:

  • CUSTER HI SCH (Students: 310; Location: 527 MONTGOMERY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • STAR EVERGREEN HIGH SCH (Students: 162; Location: RR 1 BOX 98; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Custer:

  • CUSTER ELEM (Students: 343; Location: 371 CROOK ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CUSTER MIDDLE SCH (Students: 188; Location: 527 MONTGOMERY ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • STAR EVERGREEN JR HI (Students: 25; Location: RR 1 BOX 98; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Custer:

  • CUSTER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $69,068; Location: 447 CROOK STREET SUITE 4; 16,663 books; 484 audio materials; 811 video materials; 52 serial subscriptions)

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