Custer, SD
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Custer is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,935 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 (16.59%), sales jobs (11.73%), and food service (11.34%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Custer spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.03 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Custer does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Custer is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.10% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Custer in 2010 was $30,576, 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 $122,304 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, English, Irish, and Swedish.

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


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