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.

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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jena who work in management occupations (15.95%), healthcare (15.56%), and sales jobs (9.44%).

The overall crime rate in Jena is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Jena is worth considering.

Being a small town, Jena does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Jena with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.88% of adults in Jena have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jena in 2010 was $21,997, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,988 for a family of four. However, Jena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, French , English, and European.

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

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