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Custer, Montana - Basic Facts

The Custer Census Designated Place had a population of 171 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Custer is located at latitude 46.1289 and longitude -107.5574 in Yellowstone County. The formal boundaries for the Custer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yellowstone County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,746 feet.

The Custer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408635) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Custer Census Designated Place is located within Huntley Project Division of Yellowstone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Custer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Custer, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 171
Population in Households 171
Population in Familes 144
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 659
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $194,643
Average Home Value $294,048


Median Household Income $47,980
Average Household Income $60,219
Per Capita Income $24,090
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.37%
Households 1.21% 1.18%
Families 5.3% 1.34%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Custer, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Custer to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 267 27th
Population Density1 # 106 71st
Diversity Index2 # 119 67th
Median Household Income # 130 65th
Per Capita Income # 244 34th

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