Custer County NE Information


Custer County Subdivisions

Custer County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,960
Daytime Population: Workers 5,708
Daytime Population: Residents 4,949
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,657
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 10,832
Population in Familes 8,733
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $48,309
Average Household Income $61,222
Per Capita Income $26,690


Total Housing Units 5,657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,428 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,333 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 896 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $96,992
Average Home Value $161,071


Total Households 4,761
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,059
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% 0.07%
Households 0.14% 0.14%
Families -0.07% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.85%


Custer County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Custer County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 23 76th
Population Density # 65 30th
Diversity Index # 60 37th
Median Household Income # 54 43rd
Per Capita Income # 56 41st

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