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Ester, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Ester Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fairbanks North Star Borough at latitude 64.8791 and longitude -148.0412. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 725 feet.

The formal official name is the Ester Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ester, Alaska.

The U5 Census Class Code for Ester indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Ester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 64.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ester: Berry, Discovery, Ester City, Esther.

Ester Census Designated Place, AK Boundary Map


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Ester, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,735
Population in Households 2,602
Population in Familes 1,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,225
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 597
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 686 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 539 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $232,713
Average Home Value $249,708


Median Household Income $47,833
Average Household Income $72,992
Per Capita Income $34,074
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.9% 2.06%
Households 3.26% 2.29%
Families 2.66% 2.03%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ester, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ester to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 38 90th
Population Density1 # 113 68th
Diversity Index2 # 170 52nd
Median Household Income # 166 53rd
Per Capita Income # 49 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.