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Welcome to Custer ...

The city of Custer is located in Custer County<1> and is the County Seat for Custer County.

The location of Custer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Custer has a population of 1,969 people<3> (see below for details).

Custer is 5,320 feet [1,622 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Custer is 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Custer is located in the (605) area code.

Websites for Custer ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.custersd.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Custer, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Custer had an population of 1,969 people. This is a decrease of 4.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Custer had a population of 2,067 people (or 25.16% of the total population of Custer County). This makes Custer the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Custer represents 0.25% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,067 people, the population of Custer increased 11.13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,860 people).

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

Communities Also Named Custer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Custer - they are located in Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Custer.

Communities near Custer ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Custer.

  • Spokane [Custer County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spokane
    • Spokane [Custer County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Custer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spokane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 3,237 people
  • Sanator [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanator
    • Sanator [Custer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Custer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanator have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanator
  • Hill City [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
    • Hill City [Pennington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Custer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,032 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<6>
  • Sheridan [Pennington County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
    • Sheridan [Pennington County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Custer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 447 people
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Keystone [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Pennington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Custer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<6>
    • Frenchtown [Pennington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
      • Frenchtown [Pennington County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Custer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 276 people
    • Rockerville [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockerville
      • Rockerville [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Custer
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockerville<6>
    • Pringle [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pringle
      • Pringle [Custer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Custer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pringle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pringle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pringle<6>
    • Stratosphere Bowl [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratosphere Bowl
      • Stratosphere Bowl [Pennington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Custer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratosphere Bowl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 72 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratosphere Bowl
    • Fourmile [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourmile
      • Fourmile [Custer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Custer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourmile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Custer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Custer.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Custer. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Custer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Custer. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Custer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Custer ...

Looking for more information about Custer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Custer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Custer.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Custer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Custer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Custer.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Custer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Custer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Custer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Custer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Custer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7664, Longitude: -103.6013       In this case, the coordinates for Custer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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