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Gloster, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Gloster Census Designated Place had a population of 93 as of July 1, 2016. Gloster ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gloster is located at latitude 32.1904 and longitude -93.8047 in De Soto Parish. 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. De Soto Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Gloster Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586683) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Gloster Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4A, a minor civil division (MCD) of De Soto Parish.

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


Total Population 93
Population in Households 93
Population in Familes 81
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 50


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 $170,000
Average Home Value $177,206


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $65,236
Per Capita Income $24,603
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% 1.66%
Households 0.0% 1.88%
Families 5.64% 1.86%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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 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 # 470 1st
Population Density1 # 445 6th
Diversity Index2 # 197 59th
Median Household Income # 118 76th
Per Capita Income # 127 73rd

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