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Gloster, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Gloster Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in De Soto Parish at latitude 32.1904 and longitude -93.8047. De Soto Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 243 feet.

The formal official name is the Gloster Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gloster, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Gloster indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Gloster Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Gloster, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 93
Population in Households 93
Population in Familes 82
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 41
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $154,167
Average Home Value $189,394


Median Household Income $55,308
Average Household Income $72,040
Per Capita Income $25,906
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.25% 1.46%
Households 0.0% 1.42%
Families 8.4% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.


Gloster, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gloster to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 469 1st
Population Density1 # 446 6th
Diversity Index2 # 202 58th
Median Household Income # 53 89th
Per Capita Income # 67 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.