Lena, Illinois

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Lena, Illinois

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High Points

Lena strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Lena Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Lena People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Lena, Illinois

Comparing Lena to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Lena Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles W of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Stephenson
Standard Zip Codes 61048
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.379
Longitude -89.822

Lena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Lena Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,887 100%
Male 1,358 47%
Female 1,529 53%
Under 18 708 24.5%
18+ 2,179 75.5%
65+ 660 22.9%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.95
White 2,846 98.6%
African-American 6 0.2%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 9 0.3%
Mixed Race 22 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 1.1%

Estimated Lena Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,854
Growth -33
Growth % -1.1%

Lena Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 48.3%
English 9.8%
Irish 9.5%
US/American 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Norwegian 2.5%
Swiss 2.3%
Dutch 1.8%
Polish 1.8%
Swedish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Danish 1%
Scottish 1%
Greek 0.9%
Arab/Arabic 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Egyptian 0.7%
Belgian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
British 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lena, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Waddams Grove (61048)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lena 2,887 $49,375
Cedarville 719 $49,821
Nora 118 $50,208
Orangeville 751 $45,000
Pearl City 780 $55,096
Stockton 1,926 $43,173
Winslow 345 $46,250

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