Custer, SD (Buffalo Gap / Fairburn)




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About Custer, SD (Buffalo Gap / Fairburn)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Buffalo Gap / Fairburn median real estate price is $252,822, which is more expensive than 88.5% of the neighborhoods in South Dakota and 62.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Buffalo Gap / Fairburn is currently $983, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 79.3% of the neighborhoods in South Dakota.

Buffalo Gap / Fairburn is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Custer, South Dakota.

Buffalo Gap / Fairburn real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Buffalo Gap / Fairburn. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (13.9%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Custer, the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about Buffalo Gap / Fairburn is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood has more Norwegian and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 2.4% have Danish ancestry.

Buffalo Gap / Fairburn is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 12.2% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: People

There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.7%) living in the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in South Dakota, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Buffalo Gap / Fairburn may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in South Dakota, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.0% of neighborhoods in SD. If a South Dakota retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood in Custer are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 55.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 71.1% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood, 41.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 20.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.6%), and 14.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood in Custer, SD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (33.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.7%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (9.8%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Buffalo Gap / Fairburn neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Buffalo Gap / Fairburn 0.101011101001110
Custer 0.101011101001110
South Dakota 3.83
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Buffalo Gap / Fairburn 0.101011101001110
Custer 0.101011101001110
South Dakota 19.43
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Buffalo Gap / Fairburn 0.101011101001110
Custer 0.101011101001110
South Dakota 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 15 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

CUSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT 16-1


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to SD Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Custer High School 01
1645 Wildcat Ln
Custer, SD, 57730
09-12
Hermosa Elementary 04
11 4 Th St
Hermosa, SD, 57744
KG-08
Custer Jh 05
527 Montgomery St
Custer, SD, 57730
07-08
Custer Elementary 02
371 Crook St
Custer, SD, 57730
PK-06

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HOT SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 23-2


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Better than of SD school districts.

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Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to SD Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Hot Springs Elementary 02
240 N 19 Th St
Hot Springs, SD, 57747
PK-05
Hot Springs High School 01
110 N 16 Th St
Hot Springs, SD, 57747
09-12
Hot Springs Middle School 06
146 N 16 Th St
Hot Springs, SD, 57747
06-08

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ELK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT 16-2


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to SD Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Elk Mountain Elementary 01
10222 Valley Rd
Dewey, SD, 57735
PK-08
Elk Mountain Virtual Hs 03
10222 Valley Rd
Dewey, SD, 57735
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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