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Custer County, South Dakota

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Custer County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 7,275. Its county seat is Custer6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,038 km² (1,559 mi²). 4,034 km² (1,558 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.09% water.

Townships

The county is divided into two areas of unorganized territory: East Custer and West Custer.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Custer County
Population by year

1900 - 2,728
1910 - 4,458
1920 - 3,907
1930 - 5,353
1940 - 6,023
1950 - 5,517
1960 - 4,906
1970 - 4,698
1980 - 6,000
1990 - 6,179
2000 - 7,275

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,275 people, 2,970 households, and 2,067 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (5/mi²). There are 3,624 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.17% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 3.12% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. 1.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,970 households out of which 26.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% are married couples living together, 6.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% are non-families. 25.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.80.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 22.40% from 25 to 44, 31.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 104.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.40 males.

Cities and towns

Regions of South Dakota Flag of South Dakota
Black Hills - Coteau des Prairies
Largest cities
Aberdeen | Belle Fourche | Brandon | Brookings | Canton | Ellsworth | Hot Springs | Huron | Madison | Mitchell | Mobridge | Pierre | Rapid City | Rapid Valley | Sioux Falls | Spearfish | Sturgis | Vermillion | Watertown | Winner | Yankton
Counties
Aurora - Beadle - Bennet - Bon Homme - Brookings - Brown - Brule - Buffalo - Butte - Campbell - Charles Mix - Clark - Clay - Codington - Corson - Custer - Davison - Day - Deuel - Dewey - Douglas - Edmunds - Fall River - Faulk - Grant - Gregory - Haakon - Hamlin - Hand - Hanson - Harding - Hughes - Hutchinson - Hyde - Jackson - Jerauld - Jones - Kingsbury - Lake - Lawrence - Lincoln - Lyman - Marshall - McCook - McPherson - Meade - Mellette - Miner - Minnehaha - Moody - Pennington - Perkins - Potter - Roberts - Sanborn - Shannon - Spink - Stanley - Sully - Todd - Tripp - Turner - Union - Walworth - Yankton - Ziebach

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