Ester, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ester, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Ester Census Designated Place had a population of 2,687 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Ester, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,687
Daytime Population: Workers 231
Daytime Population: Residents 1,073
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,304
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 2,545
Population in Familes 1,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $71,996
Average Household Income $93,818
Per Capita Income $43,103


Total Housing Units 1,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 655 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 524 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $258,945
Average Home Value $276,107


Total Households 1,179
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 569
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.44% 0.88%
Households 1.36% 0.87%
Families 0.88% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2017 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 # 36 90th
Population Density # 112 69th
Diversity Index # 178 50th
Median Household Income # 57 84th
Per Capita Income # 22 94th

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