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Jena, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jena had a population of 3,529 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jena: Hemp Creek, Hemps Creek.

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Jena, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,529
Daytime Population: Workers 1,904
Daytime Population: Residents 2,050
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,954
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 3,292
Population in Familes 2,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density2 642
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $42,101
Average Household Income $57,325
Per Capita Income $22,387


Total Housing Units 1,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 957 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $115,000
Average Home Value $143,163


Total Households 1,270
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 860
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 0.52% 0.49%
Households 0.65% 0.44%
Families 0.63% 0.25%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

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, 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 # 144 70th
Population Density # 223 53rd
Diversity Index # 323 32nd
Median Household Income # 206 57th
Per Capita Income # 218 54th

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