Custer, SD
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Custer is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,932 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.

Unlike some cities, Custer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Custer are a mix of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (14.92%), sales jobs (11.44%), and food service (10.98%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Custer has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Custer has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Custer than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Custer may be for you.

One of the benefits of Custer is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.35 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Custer doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Custer are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.93% of adults in Custer having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Custer in 2010 was $29,616, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,464 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Custer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.


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