Custer, SD

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Population

2,124

20% growth

Median Age

54.5


Median Household Income

$48,581

14.2% growth

Poverty Rate

10.6%


Number of Employees

1,066

16.5% growth

Median Property Value

$153,700

11.1% growth

About

In 2017, Custer, SD had a population of 2.12k people with a median age of 54.5 and a median household income of $48,581. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Custer, SD grew from 1,770 to 2,124, a 20% increase and its median household income grew from $42,550 to $48,581, a 14.2% increase.

The population of Custer, SD is 94.4% White Alone, 2.59% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.5% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 1.72% of the people in Custer, SD speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Custer, SD is $153,700, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in Custer, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Custer, SD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Custer, SD employs 1.07k people. The largest industries in Custer, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (238 people), Accommodation & Food Services (159 people), and Construction (92 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,708), Transportation & Warehousing ($61,618), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,369).

Median household income in Custer, SD is $48,581. Males in Custer, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Custer, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,581

2017 value

± $8,596

14.2%

1 Year Growth

± 21.2%

Households in Custer, SD have a median annual income of $48,581, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,550 in 2016, which represents a 14.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in Custer, SD made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Custer, SD workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Custer, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9652

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Custer, SD was Census Tract 9652 with a value of $49,671, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Custer, SD (213 out of 2.01k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 65 - 74.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    198 ± 91

  2. Hispanic

    45 ± 60

  3. Native American

    13 ± 49

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Custer, SD is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.07k

2017 Value

± 179

16.5%

1 Year growth

± 20%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Custer, SD grew at a rate of 16.5%, from 915 employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Custer, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (159 people), Sales & Related Occupations (122 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (117 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Custer, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Custer, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (159 people), Sales & Related Occupations (122 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (117 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Custer, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.78 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.97 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Custer, SD, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($94,375), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($60,417), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.07k

2017 Value

± 179

16.5%

1 Year growth

± 20%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Custer, SD grew at a rate of 16.5%, from 915 employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Custer, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (238 people), Accommodation & Food Services (159 people), and Construction (92 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Custer, SD, though some of these residents may live in Custer, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Custer, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (238 people), Accommodation & Food Services (159 people), and Construction (92 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Custer, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.57 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Custer, SD, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,708), Transportation & Warehousing ($61,618), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,369).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.7B

  2. $4.44B

  3. $4.29B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.7B, followed by Other ag prods. with $4.44B and Live animals/fish and $4.29B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$60.8B

2015 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Dakota trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $92.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $7.37B

  2. $2.21B

  3. $1.95B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.37B, followed by Iowa with $2.21B and Nebraska and $1.95B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.1% of the population of Custer, SD has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 8.02% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 23.9% on non-group plans, and 2.77% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Custer, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Custer, SD see 1293 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1714 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, N/A the highest prevalence of N/A (N/A). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1293 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see an average of 1293 patients per year. This represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.95%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

8.02%

Medicaid

16.2%

Medicare

23.9%

Non-Group

2.77%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Custer, SD declined by 30.8% from 14.4% to 9.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Custer, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. N/A

    N/A

  2. N/A

    N/A

  3. N/A

    N/A

N/A the highest prevalence of N/A in South Dakota, at N/A.

The following map shows the prevalence of N/A in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Custer, SD is home to a population of 2.12k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.53% of Custer, SD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Custer, SD is composed of 2.01k White Alone residents (94.4%), 55 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.59%), 53 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.5%), 11 Two or More Races residents (0.518%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Custer, SD are Other Native North American Languages (14 speakers), German (12 speakers), and Other Slavic Languages (5 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

54

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.7

64

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Custer, SD was 54.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 64. But people in Custer, SD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Custer, SD residents was 54.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.53%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.282%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.53% of Custer, SD residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Custer, SD was 0.282%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Custer, SD was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 Custer, SD residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Custer, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Custer, SD was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.01k ± 226

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    55 ± 63.7

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    53 ± 41

In 2017, there were 36.5 times more White Alone residents (2.01k people) in Custer, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55 Hispanic or Latino and 53 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Custer, SD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other Native North American Languages

    14 speakers (0.776%)

  2. German

    12 speakers (0.666%)

  3. Other Slavic Languages

    5 speakers (0.277%)

1.72% of Custer, SD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Custer, SD was Other Native North American Languages. 0.776% of the overall population of Custer, SD are native Other Native North American Languages speakers. 0.666% speak German and 0.277% speak Other Native North American Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    95 ± 39

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    60 ± 39

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    51 ± 47

Custer, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Custer, SD was $153,700 in 2017, which is 0.706 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,400 to $153,700, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Custer, SD is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Custer, SD have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Custer, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,581

Median Household Income

± $8,596

1k

Number of Households

± 152

In 2017, the median household income of the 1k households in Custer, SD grew to $48,581 from the previous year's value of $42,550.

The following chart displays the households in Custer, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$153,700

2017 Median

± $11,697

$138,400

2016 Median

± $21,793

In 2017, the median property value in Custer, SD grew to to $153,700 from the previous year's value of $138,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Custer, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Custer, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Custer, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Custer, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

63.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.1% of the housing units in Custer, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Custer, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Custer, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Custer, SD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Custer, SD have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Custer, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.3%

  2. Walked

    12.2%

  3. Carpooled

    9.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Custer, SD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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