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The Fort Jesup Census Designated Place had a population of 564 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Jesup: Fort Jessup.

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


Total Population 564
Daytime Population: Workers 41
Daytime Population: Residents 337
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 378
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 564
Population in Familes 488
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 132
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $81,830
Per Capita Income $30,487


Total Housing Units 227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $97,222
Average Home Value $136,921


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 150
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 1.43% 1.04%
Households 1.3% 0.98%
Families 0.19% 0.79%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 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 # 361 24th
Population Density # 419 12th
Diversity Index # 399 16th
Median Household Income # 132 73rd
Per Capita Income # 47 90th

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