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Hessmer, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Hessmer had a population of 825 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Hessmer, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 825
Daytime Population: Workers 98
Daytime Population: Residents 523
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 621
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 813
Population in Familes 660
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 998
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $32,419
Average Household Income $46,819
Per Capita Income $19,027


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $145,238
Average Home Value $166,058


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.24%
Households 0.39% 0.28%
Families 1.03% 0.08%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

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, 2017 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 # 314 34th
Population Density # 153 68th
Diversity Index # 381 20th
Median Household Income # 365 23rd
Per Capita Income # 361 24th

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