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Custer is a township in Beadle County, in the Huron metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Custer. For links to other places called Custer, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Custer is 44.355N. The longitude is -98.158W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,296 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 321.
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43% of Custer residents report German ancestry, and 2% 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 $27,538, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Custer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Custer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $253. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Beadle County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Custer political report.
The average commute time for Custer workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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