Hester, Louisiana

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Population in 2010: 498.
Males: 246  (49.5%)
Females: 252  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

51.0 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 70743.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,469
Hester:

$43,469
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,227

Hester CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $98,132
Hester:

$98,132
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $331,807; detached houses: $330,607
March 2019 cost of living index in Hester: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.1%
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According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Hester, Louisiana as of May 16, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hester is 375 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: American (33.2%), French Canadian (21.6%), German (20.1%), French (15.1%), Italian (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 82 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,731 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,034 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (55.1 miles , pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (98.4 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (227.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Georgetown, LA (1.9 miles ),
Tullos, LA (2.4 miles ),
Urania, LA (3.0 miles ),
Midway, LA (3.4 miles ),
Olla, LA (3.5 miles ),
Jena, LA (3.5 miles ),
Jordan Hill, LA (3.7 miles ),
Pollock, LA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 31.74 N, Longitude: 92.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

Distribution of median household income in Hester, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hester, LA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.1%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 66.2. This is about average.

City:

66.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Hester-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Hester place center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hester-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 238% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 366.1 miles away from Hester center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 417.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from Hester center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Salle Parish (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Hester:

  • FIRST CHOICE HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; OLLA, LA)
  • HARDTNER MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; OLLA, LA)
  • HICKORY STREET COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; JENA, LA)
  • JENA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; JENA, LA)
  • WOODS HAVEN SR CITIZENS HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; POLLOCK, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hester:

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 46 miles; Natchitoches, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,700)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 56 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 3,168)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 57 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 58 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Grambling State University (about 59 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • Alcorn State University (about 71 miles; Alcorn State, MS; FT enrollment: 3,479)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 94 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hester: Welham Plantation (A), Hester Plantation (B), Paulina Grand Point Belmont Volunteer Fire Department Hester Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Carnaggio Camille LBR (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4185 Kahn Street).

La Salle Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

78.5%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Hester:

Marital status in Hester, LA
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 68.4%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 1.9%

For population 25 years and over in Hester:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Louisiana average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hester, LA (based on La Salle Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,24245
Mainline Protestant6726
Black Protestant3682
Catholic902
Other-1
None5,518-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
La Salle Parish:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Here:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
La Salle Parish:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

13.7%

4.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.57% ($49,480 average AGI)
from Ouachita Parish, LA  0.55% ($36,542)
from Catahoula Parish, LA  0.52% ($29,609)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hester:

  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KTTP (1110 AM; daytime; 2 kW; PINEVILLE, LA; Owner: PEOPLES BROADCAST NETWORK LLC)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMBS (1310 AM; 5 kW; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: RED BEAR BROADCASTING)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hester:

  • KQID-FM (93.1 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CENLA B/C CO INC.)
  • KLSA (90.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPV OF LA ST U & A&M COLLEGE)
  • KAYT (88.1 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • KNOE-FM (101.9 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAA (103.5 FM; TIOGA, LA; Owner: CAJUN COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KJNA-FM (102.7 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: LITTLE RIVER RADIO CO.)
  • WQNZ (95.1 FM; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: FIRST NATCHEZ CORPORATION)
  • KVDP (89.1 FM; DRY PRONG, LA; Owner: DRY PRONG EDUC B/C FOUNDATION)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEDG (106.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHFX (105.5 FM; BALL, LA; Owner: CAJUN COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KCIJ (106.5 FM; ATLANTA, LA; Owner: NORTH FACE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Hester:

  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • KLPA-TV (Channel 25; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCDH-LP (Channel 4; WINNFIELD, LA; Owner: CRANFORD L. JORDAN)
  • K36DS (Channel 36; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATION COMPANY, INC.)
  • K16DK (Channel 16; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K23DZ (Channel 23; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K38EG (Channel 38; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55GT (Channel 55; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Hester fatal accident list:

Nov 17, 2012 02:32 AM, Sr-3125, Lat: 30.042389, Lon: -90.770231, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.0mTotal length
  • 12,300Total average daily traffic
  • 1,968Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,200Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic


FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 785RJ, N785RJ, N-785RJ, Serial Number: P78DDC31071104, Certificate Issue Date: 11/09/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Hummingbird Drone Services LLC, 4202 Belmont Ln, Hester, LA 70743
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/28/2020
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 744ER, N744ER, N-744ER, Serial Number: P78DDB27070213, Certificate Issue Date: 08/16/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry P Accardo, Po Box 103, Hester, LA 70743
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/29/2019

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hester, LA
  • 53.0%Electricity
  • 47.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hester, LA
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Hester compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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