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Custer, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Village of Custer had a population of 292 as of July 1, 2016. Custer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Custer is located at latitude 43.9505 and longitude -86.2182 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Custer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The Village of Custer (GNIS ID: 2398663) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Custer is located within Township of Custer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mason County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Custer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Custer, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 292
Population in Households 291
Population in Familes 236
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 297
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $98,718
Average Home Value $129,948


Median Household Income $38,832
Average Household Income $48,723
Per Capita Income $19,547
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.34%
Households 0.57% 0.52%
Families 1.7% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Custer, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Custer to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 616 11th
Population Density1 # 593 14th
Diversity Index2 # 426 39th
Median Household Income # 494 29th
Per Capita Income # 547 21st

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