Hester, Louisiana Population 2024

706

Hester is a city located in St. James Parish Louisiana. Hester has a 2024 population of 706. Hester is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 18.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 598 in 2020.

The average household income in Hester is $134,978 with a poverty rate of 0.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hester is 32.6 years, 32.3 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Hester Demographics

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

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
3.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
204.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
18.06% (108)
The current population of Hester, Louisiana is 706 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 598.

Hester, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White706100%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Hester Population by Race

Hester Population Pyramid 2024

Hester Median Age

32.6

Total

32.3

Male

32.8

Female

Hester Adults

There are 384 adults, (10 of whom are seniors) in Hester.

Hester Age Dependency

88.8

Age Dependency Ratio

2.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

86.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hester Sex Ratio

Female37653.26%
Male33046.74%

Hester Population by Age

Hester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1973.5894.45.6
Married1644.193.36.7
Non Family3301000
Male000
Female000
showing: 5 rows

4.1

Average Family Size

3.58

Average Household Size

94.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hester 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

Hester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hester Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.31%.

Hester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$77,167

Average Earnings

$93,794

Average Male

$46,462

Average Female

Hester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hester Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hester Language

99.36% of Hester residents speak only English, while 0.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.64% of the population.

Hester Language

Hester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White70660.85%
showing: 1 rows

0.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.82%

Male Poverty Rate

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hester is White, with 0.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hester is White, with 0.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10%.

Hester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade
High School5.41%
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Hester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Hester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hester Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

79.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

93.1%

Male Marriage Rate

70.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Hester Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hester 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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Hester Veterans by War

count

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Hester Veterans by Age

count

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Hester Veterans by Race

Hester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Hester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

85.8%

Labor Force Participation

85.8%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Hester Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hester Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hester 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

98.58%

Born in Hester

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Hester residents were born in the United States, with 98.58% having been born in Louisiana. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Hester Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024706
2023706
20227069515.55%
2021611132.17%
202059827182.87%
2019327-34-9.42%
20183618329.86%
2017278-95-25.47%
20163736521.1%
2015308-134-30.32%
2014442204.74%
2013422-2-0.47%
2012424-10-2.3%
2011434-64-12.85%
2010498
showing: 15 rows

Hester Population by Year