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People

Total Population 3,401
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 1,114
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 57%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,446
% Above Poverty Level 79.4%
% Below Poverty Level 20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.5%
Median Gross Rent $537
Median House Value $90,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.4%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 12.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jena Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles S of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 171 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County La Salle
Standard Zip Codes 71342
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.683
Longitude -92.133

Jena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JENA 4 WSW
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 56 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 59.2 inches
Station ALEXANDRIA ESLER AP
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches
Station ALEXANDRIA INTL AP
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 58 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Blade (71342)

Good Pine (71342)

Nebo (71342)

Rogers (71342)

Routon (71342)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Georgetown 389 $57,500
Jonesville 2,342 $28,750
Olla 1,165 $44,514
Pollock 425 $43,750
Tullos 435 $50,938
Urania 1,130 $44,643

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jena Public Libraries

Library
Lasalle Parish Library
3108 NORTH FIRST ST
Jena, Louisiana
(318) 992-5675

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Jena Hospitals

LASALLE GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
HWY 84 WEST
(318) 992-9200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Jena High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

JENA HIGH SCHOOL
243 EAST HIGH SCHOOL DRIVE
318-992-5195
Serves 538 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

LASALLE PARISH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
12646 HIGHWAY 84 WEST
318-992-8905
A Non-traditional School

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