Jena, Louisiana Population 2020

3,315

Jena is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 3,315, it is the 85th largest city in Louisiana and the 5923rd largest city in the United States. Jena is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -2.44% 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 603 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jena is $51,273 with a poverty rate of 30.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $585 per month, and the median house value is $97,900. The median age in Jena is 39.8 years, 41.7 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 76.7 males.

Jena Demographics

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

  • White: 87.02%
  • Black or African American: 11.74%
  • Other race: 0.56%
  • Two or more races: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Jena, Louisiana is 3,315, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,373.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,398.

Jena, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,95087.02%
Black or African American39811.74%
Some Other Race190.56%
Two or More Races160.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native10.03%

Jena Population Pyramid 2020

Jena Median Age

39.8


Total

41.7


Male

37


Female

Jena Adults

There are 2,742 adults, (611 of whom are seniors) in Jena.

Jena Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Jena Sex Ratio

Female

1,918

56.58%

Male

1,472

43.42%

Jena Households and Families

Jena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family84.6%15.4%
All68.3%31.7%
Married66.8%33.2%
Male55%45%
Female54.7%45.3%

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2762.4868.3
Married6542.8966.8
Non Family3121.1184.6
Female1902.7154.7
Male1203.455

2.81

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

9.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jena Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade33213.89%
9th to 12th Grade1687.03%
High School Graduate91138.10%
Some College34814.55%
Associates Degree1938.07%
Bachelors Degree36815.39%
Graduate Degree712.97%

Jena Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,1271,702439
Black160133
Hispanic9750
Multiple Races16
Other Race10
Islander66
Native American1

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,611$46,393$27,232
Less Than High School$7,917$$
High School Grad$28,676$38,542$
Some College$56,063$$26,458
Bachelors Degree$49,211$$34,458
Graduate Degree$53,375$$36,833

$37,611

Average Earnings

$46,393

Average Male

$27,232

Average Female

Jena Language

Jena Language by Age

Jena Language

95.63% of Jena residents speak only English, while 4.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.37% of the population.

Jena Poverty

Jena Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,80271325.45%
Black34022064.71%
Hispanic696289.86%
Multiple1616100.00%
Native11100.00%

30.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.63%

Male Poverty Rate

29.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jena

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jena is White, with 25.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 18.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.88%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.72%
Some College28.29%
High School23.65%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed19.35%
Female Employed15.24%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Jena Income

Jena Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,176$51,273
Families$32,244$55,969
Married Families--
Non Families$31,848$34,034

Jena Marital Status

Jena Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Jena Married by Age and Sex

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

Jena Veterans

149

Number of Veterans

149

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam145
World War II4
Korea
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

$Jena Veterans by Education

24.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jena Employment Status

41.4%

Labor Force Participation

40.4%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Jena Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

88.50%

Born in Louisiana

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

2.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.61% of Jena residents were born in the United States, with 88.50% having been born in Louisiana. 2.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,315-29-0.87%
20193,344-29-0.86%
20183,373-8-0.24%
20173,381-29-0.85%
20163,410100.29%
20153,400220.65%
20143,37830.09%
20133,375-9-0.27%
20123,384-18-0.53%
20113,40210.03%
20103,4014301.36%
20002,9713451.24%
19902,626-1,706-4.88%
19804,3320.00%