Custer Township
Township
Location in Will County
Location in Will County
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyWill
EstablishedUnknown
Area
 • Total26.35 sq mi (68.2 km2)
 • Land25.75 sq mi (66.7 km2)
 • Water0.61 sq mi (1.6 km2)  2.31%
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,415
 • Density55.5/sq mi (21.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-197-18199

Custer Township is located in Will County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,430 and it contained 612 housing units.[2]

History

Custer Township was organized in 1886, and named after George Armstrong Custer (1839–1876), an American Civil War general and Indian fighter.[3]

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 26.35 square miles (68.2 km2), of which 25.75 square miles (66.7 km2) (or 97.72%) is land and 0.61 square miles (1.6 km2) (or 2.31%) is water.[2]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)1,415[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

Coordinates: 41°13′55″N 88°08′12″W / 41.23194°N 88.13667°W / 41.23194; -88.13667