Lerna is a city located in Coles County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 214, it is the 1134th largest city in Illinois and the 23736th largest city in the United States. Lerna is currently declining at a rate of -2.73% annually and its population has decreased by -14.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 251 in 2020. Spanning over 0 miles, Lerna has a population density of 1,861 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lerna is $45,105 with a poverty rate of 20.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $613 per month, and the median house value is $68,200. The median age in Lerna is 40.8 years, 38.6 years for males, and 49.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lernawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.60%.
98.24% of Lerna residents speak only English, while 1.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.76% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Lerna is White, with 19.25% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lerna is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.86%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lerna
100.00% of Lerna residents were born in the United States, with 89.24% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.