Hessmer, Louisiana Population 2024

729

Hessmer is a city located in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana. Hessmer has a 2024 population of 729. Hessmer is currently declining at a rate of -1.49% annually and its population has decreased by -5.2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 769 in 2020.

The average household income in Hessmer is $52,844 with a poverty rate of 39.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hessmer is 38.6 years, 40.7 years for males, and 37.7 years for females.

Hessmer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hessmer was:

  • White: 74.6%
  • Black or African American: 16.45%
  • Two or more races: 6.71%
  • Other race: 1.76%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
881.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.2% (-40)
The current population of Hessmer, Louisiana is 729 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 769.

Hessmer, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White46774.6%
Black or African American10316.45%
Two or more races426.71%
Other race111.76%
Asian30.48%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hessmer Population by Race

Hessmer Population Pyramid 2024

Hessmer Median Age

38.6

Total

40.7

Male

37.7

Female

Hessmer Adults

There are 485 adults, (146 of whom are seniors) in Hessmer.

Hessmer Age Dependency

84.7

Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Hessmer Sex Ratio

Female37459.74%
Male25240.26%

Hessmer Population by Age

Hessmer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2522.4853.646.4
Non Family110029.170.9
Married973.6286.613.4
Female323.3159.440.6
Male134.540100
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3.2

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hessmer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hessmer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hessmer Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 14.89%.

Hessmer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,580

Average Earnings

$42,361

Average Male

$24,500

Average Female

Hessmer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hessmer Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hessmer Language

78.34% of Hessmer residents speak only English, while 21.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 17.5% of the population.

Hessmer Language

Hessmer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White43812628.77%
Black1036058.25%
Hispanic514078.43%
Multiple422457.14%
Other1111100%
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39.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.3%

Male Poverty Rate

41.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hessmer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hessmer is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hessmer is White, with 28.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 19.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.43%.

Hessmer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School37.7%
Less Than 9th Grade31.19%
Some College23.08%
Bachelors or Greater19.57%
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Hessmer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed17.6%
Male Employed16.67%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Hessmer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hessmer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hessmer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Hessmer Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hessmer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hessmer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hessmer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

15

Number of Veterans

15

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Hessmer Veterans by War

count

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Hessmer Veterans by Age

count

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Hessmer Veterans by Race

Hessmer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

93.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hessmer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Hessmer Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hessmer Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hessmer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

93.29%

Born in Hessmer

97.92%

Native Born

2.08%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

1.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.92% of Hessmer residents were born in the United States, with 93.29% having been born in Louisiana. 0.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hessmer Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029674-11-1.61%
2028685-11-1.58%
2027696-11-1.56%
2026707-11-1.53%
2025718-11-1.51%
2024729-11-1.49%
2023740-11-1.46%
2022751-11-1.44%
2021762-7-0.91%
2020769162.12%
2019753-6-0.79%
2018759-8-1.04%
2017767-6-0.78%
2016773
2015773-4-0.51%
2014777-5-0.64%
2013782-7-0.89%
2012789-4-0.5%
2011793-7-0.88%
2010800
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Hessmer Population by Year