Ester, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Ester, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Ester Census Designated Place had a population of 2,558 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Ester, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,558
Population in Households 2,414
Population in Familes 1,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density2 40
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $75,192
Average Household Income $96,964
Per Capita Income $44,114


Total Housing Units 1,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 687 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 420 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $272,443
Average Home Value $289,301


Total Households 1,107
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 536
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.66% 0.51%
Households 0.42% 0.52%
Families 0.05% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

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, 2018 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 Density # 114 68th
Diversity Index # 165 54th
Median Household Income # 53 85th
Per Capita Income # 22 94th

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