Custer is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,952 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Custer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Custer is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Custer who work in office and administrative support (16.00%), sales jobs (12.64%), and teaching (8.77%).
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.
One of the benefits of Custer is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.48 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 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, 24.24% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Custer in 2010 was $25,423, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,692 for a family of four.
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 Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Custer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and German.