Lena, Illinois Population 2024

2,637

Lena is a city located in Stephenson County Illinois. Lena has a 2024 population of 2,637. Lena is currently declining at a rate of -1.16% annually and its population has decreased by -4.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,756 in 2020.

The average household income in Lena is $83,955 with a poverty rate of 6.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lena is 40.8 years, 37.2 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Lena Demographics

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

  • White: 95.52%
  • Black or African American: 2.42%
  • Two or more races: 2.06%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
994.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.32% (-119)
The current population of Lena, Illinois is 2,637 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,756.

Lena, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,68595.52%
Black or African American682.42%
Two or more races582.06%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Lena Population by Race

Lena Population Pyramid 2024

Lena Median Age

40.8

Total

37.2

Male

44.9

Female

Lena Adults

There are 2,029 adults, (646 of whom are seniors) in Lena.

Lena Age Dependency

103.3

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lena Sex Ratio

Female1,38149.13%
Male1,43050.87%

Lena Population by Age

Lena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1372.4179.920.1
Married6643.1997.12.9
Non Family4211.0653.246.8
Female353.5765.734.3
Male172.941000
showing: 5 rows

3.08

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lena 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

Lena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lena Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.92%.

Lena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,688

Average Earnings

$58,365

Average Male

$31,917

Average Female

Lena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lena Language

99.39% of Lena residents speak only English, while 0.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.38% of the population.

Lena Language

Lena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,6071234.72%
Black533667.92%
Hispanic43716.28%
Multiple58712.07%
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6.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.88%

Male Poverty Rate

3.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lena is Black, with 67.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lena is White, with 4.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.13%.

Lena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.62%
Some College3.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.14%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Lena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.49%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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Lena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.7%

Male Marriage Rate

61.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lena 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 55-64.

Lena Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

127

Number of Veterans

127

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Lena Veterans by War

count

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Lena Veterans by Age

count

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Lena Veterans by Race

Lena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lena 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

62.4%

Born in Lena

99.25%

Native Born

0.75%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.25% of Lena residents were born in the United States, with 62.4% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lena Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,482-31-1.23%
20282,513-31-1.22%
20272,544-31-1.2%
20262,575-31-1.19%
20252,606-31-1.18%
20242,637-31-1.16%
20232,668-31-1.15%
20222,699-31-1.14%
20212,730-26-0.94%
20202,756451.66%
20192,711-23-0.84%
20182,734-17-0.62%
20172,751-32-1.15%
20162,783-6-0.22%
20152,789-36-1.27%
20142,825-26-0.91%
20132,851-16-0.56%
20122,867-23-0.8%
20112,890-19-0.65%
20102,909220.76%
20002,88728210.83%
19902,605
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Lena Population by Year