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Jena, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jena had a population of 3,611 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Jena, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,611
Population in Households 3,379
Population in Familes 2,823
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density2 657
Diversity Index3 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,889
Average Household Income $55,114
Per Capita Income $21,308

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 952 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $102,381
Average Home Value $153,676
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,292
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 873
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.74% 0.78%
Households 0.78% 0.67%
Families 0.73% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

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, 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 # 140 71st
Population Density # 218 54th
Diversity Index # 337 29th
Median Household Income # 275 42nd
Per Capita Income # 265 44th

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