Jena, LA


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Jena is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,417 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jena is the 118th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some towns, Jena isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jena are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jena is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jena who work in healthcare (19.51%), management occupations (12.72%), and sales jobs (10.80%).

Overall, Jena’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Jena has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jena a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

As is often the case in a small town, Jena doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Jena with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.15% of adults in Jena have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jena in 2010 was $19,273, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,092 for a family of four. However, Jena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jena is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Jena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jena residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jena include French , German, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Jena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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