For population 25 years and over in Jena:
For population 15 years and over in Jena town:
110 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (56.8 miles , pop. 53,107).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (103.3 miles , pop. 227,818).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (235.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Midway, LA (1.2 miles ), Tullos, LA (3.9 miles ), Urania, LA (3.9 miles ), Olla, LA (4.0 miles ), Georgetown, LA (4.0 miles ), Jonesville, LA (4.3 miles ), Harrisonburg, LA (4.3 miles ), Pollock, LA (4.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 31.69 N, Longitude: 92.12 W
Area code: 318
Crime rates in Jena (2010):
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Crime rates in Jena (2011):
Population change in the 1990s: +343 (+13.1%).
Work and jobs in Jena: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Jena, Louisiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Jena-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Jena town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 11/23/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused $6 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Jena-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in La Salle Parish (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Mike Francis - Businessman, Zac Henderson - And Caandian football player.
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Public elementary/middle schools in Jena:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Jena and their reported violations in the past:EAST JENA WATER SYSTEM INC (Population served: 936, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Jena that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 8.9%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 44.8% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
People in group quarters in Jena in 2010:
People in group quarters in Jena in 2000:
Jena compared to Louisiana state average:
Banks with branches in Jena (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Jena (based on La Salle Parish data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.89%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,740 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,156 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Jena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 15 meters (49ft)
Total costs: $1,502,000
Total average daily traffic: 20,805
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,264
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 12,483
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jena)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Jena, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jena)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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