Custer, SD
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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, 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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Custer who work in office and administrative support (10.52%), sales jobs (10.41%), and teaching (10.41%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Custer has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Overall, Custer’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One of the benefits of Custer is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.86 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.

In terms of college education, Custer is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.91% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Custer in 2010 was $21,606, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,424 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 Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Custer is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Native American languages.

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