Jena, LA

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Living in Jena

Jena is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,373 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jena is the 118th largest community in Louisiana.

Jena is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jena is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jena who work in healthcare (16.40%), sales jobs (15.03%), and art, media, and design (6.78%).

Of important note, Jena is also a town of artists. Jena has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jena’s character.

Jena’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Jena has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Jena has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jena than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jena may be for you.

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

The education level of Jena citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.49% of adults 25 and older in Jena have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jena in 2010 was $19,075, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,300 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 Irish, French, English, German, and Italian.

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

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