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Custer, Michigan
Location within Mason County
Location within Mason County
Custer, Michigan is located in Michigan
Custer, Michigan
Custer, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Mason
Township Custer
Platted 1878
Incorporated 1895
 • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.76 km2)
 • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.76 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
676 ft (206 m)
 • Total 284
 • Estimate 
 • Density 267.86/sq mi (103.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-19420
GNIS feature ID 1619649

Custer is a village in Mason County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 285 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Custer Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all land.


Custer was platted in 1878 and incorporated as a village in 1895. The village was named for George A. Custer.

This small town is most widely known as the home of the out-sized cow head on Bonsers, a long-standing but now defunct IGA market.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 269
1910 277 3.0%
1920 269 −2.9%
1930 281 4.5%
1940 237 −15.7%
1950 260 9.7%
1960 365 40.4%
1970 320 −12.3%
1980 341 6.6%
1990 312 −8.5%
2000 318 1.9%
2010 284 −10.7%
2019 (est.) 285 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 285 people, 110 households, and 72 families residing in the village. The population density was 286.9 inhabitants per square mile (110.8/km2). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 138.4 per square mile (53.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 110 households, of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 39 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Custer has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

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