The Town of Jena had a population of 3,605 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Jena is located at latitude 31.6832 and longitude -92.1337 in LaSalle Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jena encompass a land area of 5.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. LaSalle 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Jena: Hemp Creek, Hemps Creek.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Jena, LA Housing Affordability Index is 242
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 166
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Jena, LA Wealth Index is 46
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Total Population||3,605 (100%)|
|Population in Households||3,343 (92.7%)|
|Population in Families||2,779 (77.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||262 ( 7.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$37,553|
|Average Household Income||$54,147|
|Per Capita Income||$20,875|
|Total Housing Units||1,481 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||901 (60.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||394 (26.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||187 (12.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$98,195|
|Housing Affordability Index3||242|
|Average Household Size||2.58|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.36%|
|Per Capita Income||1.1%|
The table below compares Jena to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 139||71st|
|Population Density||# 219||54th|
|Diversity Index||# 334||30th|
|Median Household Income||# 291||39th|
|Per Capita Income||# 283||41st|
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