Hester CDP, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hester CDP, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Hester Census Designated Place had a population of 554 as of July 1, 2016. Hester CDP 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 Hester CDP is located at latitude 30.026 and longitude -90.7702 in St. James Parish. The formal boundaries for the Hester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles.

The Hester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583537) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hester Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. James Parish.

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


Total Population 554
Population in Households 554
Population in Familes 500
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 160
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $171,429
Average Home Value $265,361


Median Household Income $68,394
Average Household Income $81,871
Per Capita Income $27,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.72% 1.03%
Households 1.94% 1.11%
Families 1.92% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Hester CDP, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hester CDP 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 # 364 23rd
Population Density1 # 403 15th
Diversity Index2 # 228 52nd
Median Household Income # 22 96th
Per Capita Income # 68 86th

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