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Custer is in Whatcom County, in the Bellingham metro area.
The community was named for Albert W. Custer, settler
The latitude of Custer is 48.917N. The longitude is -122.636W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 299.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Custer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whatcom County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bellingham area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98240 ZIP code.
17% of Custer residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Custer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Custer was $13,371, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Custer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $725. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,048.
Whatcom County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Custer political report.
The average commute time for Custer workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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