Lester, Iowa Population 2024

311

Lester is a city located in Lyon County Iowa. Lester has a 2024 population of 311. Lester is currently growing at a rate of 0.97% annually and its population has increased by 4.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 297 in 2020.

The average household income in Lester is $99,774 with a poverty rate of 0.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lester is 38.7 years, 37.6 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Lester Demographics

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

  • White: 85.15%
  • Two or more races: 8.91%
  • Other race: 5.28%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
170.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.71% (14)
The current population of Lester, Iowa is 311 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 297.

Lester, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25885.15%
Two or more races278.91%
Other race165.28%
Asian20.66%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lester Population by Race

Lester Population Pyramid 2024

Lester Median Age

38.7

Total

37.6

Male

38.8

Female

Lester Adults

There are 231 adults, (66 of whom are seniors) in Lester.

Lester Age Dependency

83.6

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lester Sex Ratio

Female14748.51%
Male15651.49%

Lester Population by Age

Lester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1142.6696.53.5
Married763.3497.42.6
Non Family31093.56.5
Male62.51000
Female131000
showing: 5 rows

3.23

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

96.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lester 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

Lester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lester 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 99.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 22.22%.

Lester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,000

Average Earnings

$56,250

Average Male

$

Average Female

Lester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lester Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lester Language

90.97% of Lester residents speak only English, while 9.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.03% of the population.

Lester Language

Lester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White25831.16%
showing: 1 rows

0.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.64%

Male Poverty Rate

1.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lester is White, with 1.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lester is White, with 1.16% 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 2.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 2.63%.

Lester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College2.74%
Bachelors or Greater2.63%
Less Than 9th Grade
High School
showing: 4 rows

Lester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed2.38%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Lester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lester Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

65.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lester Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lester 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 55-64.

Lester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

24

Number of Veterans

23

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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Lester Veterans by War

count

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Lester Veterans by Age

count

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Lester Veterans by Race

Lester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.1%

Labor Force Participation

72.6%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Lester Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lester Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lester 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

38.94%

Born in Lester

95.05%

Native Born

4.95%

Foreign Born

4.29%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.05% of Lester residents were born in the United States, with 38.94% having been born in Iowa. 4.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lester Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202932630.93%
202832330.94%
202732030.95%
202631730.96%
202531430.96%
202431130.97%
202330830.98%
202230530.99%
202130251.68%
2020297-6-1.98%
2019303-3-0.98%
201830610.33%
201730510.33%
201630451.67%
201529941.36%
2014295-4-1.34%
201329910.34%
201229820.68%
201129620.68%
2010294
showing: 20 rows

Lester Population by Year