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The Fort Jesup Census Designated Place had a population of 533 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Jesup ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Fort Jesup is located at latitude 31.6114 and longitude -93.4062 in Sabine Parish. The formal boundaries for the Fort Jesup Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sabine Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 364 feet.

The Fort Jesup Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586679) 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 Fort Jesup Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sabine Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Jesup population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Jesup: Fort Jessup.

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Fort Jesup, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 533
Population in Households 533
Population in Familes 462
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 125
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $98,718
Average Home Value $136,964


Median Household Income $43,065
Average Household Income $74,779
Per Capita Income $27,859
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.56%
Households 0.52% 0.42%
Families -0.77% 0.28%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
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.

Fort Jesup, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Jesup 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 # 369 22nd
Population Density1 # 421 11th
Diversity Index2 # 394 17th
Median Household Income # 181 62nd
Per Capita Income # 63 87th

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