Custer County, Montana

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Custer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 11,696. Its county seat is Miles City[1]. It is named in honor of George Armstrong Custer.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,793 square miles (9,823.8 km2), of which 3,783 square miles (9,797.9 km2) is land and 10 square miles (25.9 km2) (0.27%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,696 people, 4,768 households, and 3,089 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 5,360 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.02% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 1.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.3% were of German, 12.0% Norwegian, 8.4% English, 8.3% Irish and 5.4% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.8% spoke English, 1.5% Spanish and 1.2% German as their first language.

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