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Jena, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jena had a population of 3,490 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Jena is located at latitude 31.6902 and longitude -92.1286 in La Salle Parish Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jena (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. La Salle Parish Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 164 feet.

The Town of Jena (GNIS ID: 2405911) 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 Town of Jena is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of La Salle Parish Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jena 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 Jena: Hemp Creek, Hemps Creek.


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Jena, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,490
Population in Households 3,236
Population in Familes 2,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density1 635
Diversity Index2 38
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,255
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 852
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 945 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $115,741
Average Home Value $140,069
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,694
Average Household Income $57,610
Per Capita Income $22,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.34%
Households 0.56% 0.47%
Families 0.58% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Jena, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jena to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 145 70th
Population Density1 # 224 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 322 32nd
Median Household Income # 212 55th
Per Capita Income # 200 58th

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