Ester, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ester, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Ester Census Designated Place had a population of 2,614 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ester is located at latitude 64.8791 and longitude -148.0412 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. 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. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 725 feet.

The Ester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418574) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ester Census Designated Place is located within the Fairbanks North Star Census Subarea of Fairbanks North Star Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Ester, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,614
Population in Households 2,463
Population in Familes 1,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density1 41
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,143
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 558
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 632 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 511 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $259,211
Average Home Value $272,425


Median Household Income $70,613
Average Household Income $93,222
Per Capita Income $42,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 0.65%
Households 1.08% 0.64%
Families 0.71% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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, 2016 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 # 116 68th
Diversity Index2 # 178 50th
Median Household Income # 56 84th
Per Capita Income # 22 94th

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