Jena, Louisiana Population 2021

3,401
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Jena is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 3,401, it is the 82nd largest city in Louisiana and the 5845th largest city in the United States . Jena is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,398 in 2010. Jena reached it's highest population of 4,332 in 1980. Spanning over 6 miles, Jena has a population density of 619 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jena is $63,866 with a poverty rate of 15.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $632 per month, and the median house value is $118,700. The median age in Jena is 34.1 years, 29.6 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Jena Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jena was:

  • White: 84.78%
  • Black or African American: 8.80%
  • Asian: 4.99%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Two or more races: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Jena, Louisiana is 3,401 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,395.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,398.

Jena, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,89084.78%
Black or African American3008.80%
Asian1704.99%
Some Other Race270.79%
Two or More Races140.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.23%
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Jena Population by Race

Jena Population Pyramid $2021

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Jena Median Age

34.1


Total

29.6


Male

39.7


Female

Jena Adults

There are 2,603 adults, (458 of whom are seniors) in Jena.

Jena Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Jena Sex Ratio

Female

1,824

53.51%

Male

1,585

46.49%

Jena Population by Age

Jena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male78.5%21.5%
Non Family77.5%22.5%
All71.6%28.4%
Female67.6%32.4%
Married67.1%32.9%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1692.7371.6
Married5113.1267.1
Non Family285077.5
Male1913.3478.5
Female1823.7167.6

3.19

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Jena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30113.44%
9th to 12th Grade2059.16%
High School Graduate75233.59%
Some College31514.07%
Associates Degree1637.28%
Bachelors Degree39517.64%
Graduate Degree1084.82%
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Jena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jena Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,9401,488401
Black13711832
Hispanic92578
Asian626262
2+ Races14
Other Race14
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Jena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,108$55,156$38,897
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$27,388$38,884$
Some College$50,887$$50,378
Bachelors Degree$70,121$80,354$61,691
Graduate Degree$62,619$$53,000

$50,108

Average Earnings

$55,156

Average Male

$38,897

Average Female

Jena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jena Language by Age

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Jena Language

97.90% of Jena residents speak only English, while 2.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.10% of the population.

Jena Language

Jena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,66939914.95%
Black2588532.95%
Hispanic1456041.38%
Multiple1414100.00%

15.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.60%

Male Poverty Rate

15.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jena is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jena is White, with 14.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.73%.

Jena Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.08%
High School11.29%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%
Some College0.23%

Jena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.57%
Female Unemployed12.40%
Female Employed11.75%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Jena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,060$63,866
Families$65,637$72,638
Married Families$67,426-
Non Families$35,256$34,133
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Income by Household Type

Jena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Jena Married by Age and Sex

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Jena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Jena Marital Status by Race

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Jena Marital Status

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86

Number of Veterans

69

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam61
First Gulf War25
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War

Jena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7447
35 to 5425
55 to 6414
75+
18 to 34

Jena Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White693.04%
Black177.76%
Hispanic85.56%

Jena Veterans by Race

Jena Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jena Veterans by Education

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52.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Jena Employment by Age

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Jena Employment by Race

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Jena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.29%

Born in Jena

97.77%

Native Born

2.23%

Foreign Born

1.70%

Non Citizen

0.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.77% of Jena residents were born in the United States, with 80.29% having been born in Louisiana. 1.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jena Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,40120.06%
20203,39920.06%
20193,39720.06%
20183,39510.03%
20173,394-29-0.85%
20163,423120.35%
20153,411230.68%
20143,38860.18%
20133,382-10-0.29%
20123,392-13-0.38%
20113,40540.12%
20103,4014301.36%
20002,9713451.24%
19902,626-1,706-4.88%
19804,3320.00%

Jena Population by Year