Custer, Montana

Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana
The Visitor Center at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (actually 50 miles from Custer)

As the Battle of Little Big Horn happened to take place just down the road, chances are good that Custer was named for General George Armstong Custer. Custer achieved some amount of "fame" after he led his 242-man company of cavalry into an attack on a much larger force of Cheyennes and Sioux. The cavalry were wiped out to a man.

Fast Facts about Custer, Montana
Custer, Yellowstone County, MT 59024
Elevation: 2,743'
Latitude: 46.1289°N
Longitude: 107.5563°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 95.9%
Hispanic: 1.4%
Native American: 2.8%
Other: 1.4%
Two or More Races: 2.8%
High School or Higher: 90.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 5.8%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 156
Males: 81
Females: 75
Median Resident Age: 46.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $36,800
Estimated Median Home Value: $37,300
Population Density: 606 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Custer: 86.5
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Transportation Services, Social Services, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Mining, Nonmetallic Mineral Products
Unemployment (March 2011): 5.9%
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