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Hessmer, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Hessmer had a population of 813 as of July 1, 2016. Hessmer ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hessmer is located at latitude 31.0534 and longitude -92.1215 in Avoyelles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hessmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Avoyelles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Village of Hessmer (GNIS ID: 2407475) 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 Hessmer is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Avoyelles Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hessmer 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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Hessmer, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 813
Population in Households 801
Population in Familes 654
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 983
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $137,632
Average Home Value $157,588


Median Household Income $32,147
Average Household Income $44,647
Per Capita Income $18,239
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.05%
Households 0.28% 0.11%
Families 1.12% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Hessmer, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hessmer to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 321 32nd
Population Density1 # 155 68th
Diversity Index2 # 375 21st
Median Household Income # 358 25th
Per Capita Income # 371 22nd

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