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Lester, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Lester had a population of 376 as of July 1, 2016. Lester ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lester is located at latitude 43.4403 and longitude -96.3314 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lester (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,417 feet.

The City of Lester (GNIS ID: 2395686) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lester is located within Township of Larchwood, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyon County.

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


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Lester, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 376
Population in Households 376
Population in Familes 340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 206
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 139
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $186,694
Average Home Value $235,256
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,194
Average Household Income $70,891
Per Capita Income $24,914
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.01% 2.48%
Households 3.97% 2.47%
Families 4.92% 2.3%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.

Lester, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lester to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 540 47th
Population Density1 # 870 14th
Diversity Index2 # 100 90th
Median Household Income # 152 85th
Per Capita Income # 684 32nd

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