Custer is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,956 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Custer is the 36th largest community in South Dakota.
Custer real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Custer house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Custer is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Custer is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Custer who work in sales jobs (15.30%), office and administrative support (13.99%), and maintenance occupations (6.67%).
The overall crime rate in Custer is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Custer has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Custer a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.45 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Custer does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Custer overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Custer, 22.87% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Custer in 2010 was $27,482, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,928 for a family of four. However, Custer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Custer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Custer residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Custer include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Custer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Native American languages.