Jena, Louisiana Population 2024

4,076

Jena is a city located in LaSalle Parish Louisiana. Jena has a 2024 population of 4,076. It is also the county seat of LaSalle Parish.Jena is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -2.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,163 in 2020.

The average household income in Jena is $88,410 with a poverty rate of 9.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jena is 37.5 years, 33.8 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Jena Demographics

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

  • White: 82.83%
  • Black or African American: 8.47%
  • Asian: 6.54%
  • Other race: 1.44%
  • Two or more races: 0.73%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
741.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.09% (-87)
The current population of Jena, Louisiana is 4,076 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,163.

Jena, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,39582.83%
Black or African American3478.47%
Asian2686.54%
Other race591.44%
Two or more races300.73%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jena Population by Race

Jena Population Pyramid 2024

Jena Median Age

37.5

Total

33.8

Male

39.1

Female

Jena Adults

There are 3,215 adults, (677 of whom are seniors) in Jena.

Jena Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Jena Sex Ratio

Female1,86545.5%
Male2,23454.5%

Jena Population by Age

Jena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5002.5290.79.3
Married7672.821000
Non Family3421.4272.227.8
Female1993.1977.422.6
Male1922.591000
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2.8

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

90.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jena Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jena Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 47.79%.

Jena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,288

Average Earnings

$61,339

Average Male

$34,688

Average Female

Jena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jena Language

91.62% of Jena residents speak only English, while 8.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.63% of the population.

Jena Language

Jena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,98830910.34%
Black2305222.61%
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9.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.16%

Male Poverty Rate

11.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jena is Black, with 22.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jena is White, with 10.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 26.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.47%.

Jena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.02%
High School19.54%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%
Some College2.43%
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Jena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.91%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed9.08%
Female Unemployed
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Jena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Jena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Jena Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

205

Number of Veterans

180

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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Jena Veterans by War

count

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Jena Veterans by Age

count

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Jena Veterans by Race

Jena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

67.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Jena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.95%

Born in Jena

96.12%

Native Born

3.88%

Foreign Born

1.9%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.12% of Jena residents were born in the United States, with 74.95% having been born in Louisiana. 1.9% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,946-26-0.65%
20283,972-26-0.65%
20273,998-26-0.65%
20264,024-26-0.64%
20254,050-26-0.64%
20244,076-26-0.63%
20234,102-26-0.63%
20224,128-26-0.63%
20214,154-9-0.22%
20204,16376422.48%
20193,39970.21%
20183,392
20173,392-26-0.76%
20163,418140.41%
20153,404230.68%
20143,38170.21%
20133,374-6-0.18%
20123,380-13-0.38%
20113,39330.09%
20103,39041914.1%
20002,97134513.14%
19902,626-1,706-39.38%
19804,332
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Jena Population by Year