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Time Zone: Custer County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Challis is the Seat for Custer County.

Custer County was founded in 1881. Custer was created by taking area from and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Custer had a population of 4,240 people. This is a decrease of 2.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 4,342 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Custer represented 0.34% of the total population of Idaho, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 44 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20104,368+0.6%+3.02% since 2009
20094,240-2.35%+1.05% since 2008
20084,196-3.36%+2.14% since 2007
20004,342The Last Census

More information can be found on the Custer County Census Page for Custer County.


Below are some of the communities located in Custer County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Custer County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Challis   9569095.17% increase  
Mackay   5475663.36% decrease  
Stanley   1051005% increase  
Clayton   --27 

Websites for Custer County

Official Website:   www.co.custer.id.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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