Jena, Louisiana

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Population in 2017: 3,382 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.8%
 
Males: 1,455  (43.0%)
Females: 1,927  (57.0%)
Median resident age:

45.0 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 71342.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,996 (it was $30,938 in 2000)
Jena:

$28,996
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,842 (it was $13,761 in 2000)

Jena town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,453 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Jena:

$102,453
LA:

$162,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $114,533; detached houses: $130,577; mobile homes: $57,622

Median gross rent in 2017: $556.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jena: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.8%
(24.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.8% for Black residents, 87.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Jena, LA (2010)
    • 2,73280.4%White alone
    • 37711.1%Black alone
    • 2266.7%Hispanic
    • 260.8%American Indian alone
    • 250.7%Two or more races
    • 120.4%Asian alone

Races in Jena detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Jena, Louisiana as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jena is 111 to 1.


Crime rates in Jena by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(35.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.3)
1
(29.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(70.3)
5
(145.8)
7
(203.5)
2
(58.7)
2
(59.2)
1
(29.6)
1
(29.2)
3
(87.2)
2
(59.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(35.1)
1
(29.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(88.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(87.7)
1
(29.1)
1
(29.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(88.7)
0
(0.0)
27
(784.9)
16
(473.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(35.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)29.931.240.726.720.711.812.050.932.8

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City-data.com crime index in Jena, LA

Crime rate in Jena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Louisiana average:

3.21
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Ancestries: American (49.2%), French (8.6%), Italian (6.4%), German (5.4%), English (4.3%), Irish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 157 feet

Land area: 5.38 square miles.

Population density: 629 people per square mile   (low).

Jena, Louisiana map

90 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America).

This town:

2.6%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $223 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $236 (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 ),
Hester, LA (3.5 miles ),
Tullos, LA (3.9 miles ),
Urania, LA (3.9 miles ),
Olla, LA (4.0 miles ),
Georgetown, LA (4.0 miles ),
Wallace Ridge, LA (4.2 miles ),
Jonesville, LA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 31.69 N, Longitude: 92.12 W

Area code: 318

Distribution of median household income in Jena, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jena, LA in 2017
Jena satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $225,700
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $225,700
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $225,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Jena, LA residents
Average permit cost in Jena, LA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Historical population in Jena, LA
Historical housing units in Jena, LA

Population change in the 1990s: +343 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in Jena, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.2%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (16.0%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Wood products (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.9%)
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Jena, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.4%)
  • Extraction workers (5.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)

Average climate in Jena, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Jena, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 66.2. This is about average.

City:

66.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Jena-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 68% 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 above Louisiana state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 290.8 miles away from Jena center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 291.9 miles away from Jena center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 240.8 miles away from Jena center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 243.2 miles away from Jena center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 289.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 307.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Salle Parish (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jena topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Jena:

  • HICKORY STREET COMMUNITY HOME (705 HICKORY STREET)
  • LASALLE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 187 NINTH ST/HWY 84 WEST)
  • LASALLE GEN HOSP HOME HEALTH AGENCY (212 NINTH STREET)
  • JENA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (5877 AIMWELL ROAD)
  • LASALLE NURSING HOME (139 NINTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Jena:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jena:

  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 57 miles; Monroe, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,168)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 58 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 7,700)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 59 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Alcorn State University (about 60 miles; Alcorn State, MS; FT enrollment: 3,479)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 66 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Grambling State University (about 68 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 96 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)

Public high school in Jena:

  • JENA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 425, Location: 243 EAST HIGH SCHOOL DRIVE, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Jena:

Private elementary/middle school in Jena:

  • TEMPLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 107, Location: 5933 AIMWELL RD, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Jena:

  • LASALLE PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $510,311; Location: 3108 N FIRST ST; 62,599 books; 2,794 audio materials; 2,910 video materials; 60 state licensed databases; 109 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Jena Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Jena include: Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church (A), Bellevue Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forsyth Cemetery (1), Renfrow Cemetery (2), Nolley Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: West Prong Hemphill Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Jena: Jena Town Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Lasalle Museum Jena Cultural ER (1606 Front Street).

Hotel: Townsmen Inn (Highway 84 East).

Courts: Lasalle Parish - Clerk Of Court (1050 Coutrhouse), Louisiana State - Court Of Appeals 3rd Circuit Judge- Jimmie C Peters (207 North 1st).

Birthplace of: Mike Francis - Businessman, Zac Henderson - And Caandian football player.

La Salle Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jena and their reported violations in the past:

EAST JENA WATER SYSTEM INC (Population served: 990, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2004), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2007)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.8%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Jena in 2010:

  • 427 people in federal detention centers
  • 79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Jena in 2000:

  • 244 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 93 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other types of correctional institutions

Banks with branches in Jena (2011 data):

  • Bank of Jena: Northside Branch at First And High School Streets, branch established on 1972/10/09; Bank Of Jena at 2349 N 1st St, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $72.7 mil, Deposits: $64.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Jbi Financial Corporation
  • Sabine State Bank and Trust Company: West Oak Street Branch at 645 West Oak Street, branch established on 1999/05/03. Info updated 2006/09/14: Bank assets: $683.7 mil, Deposits: $592.9 mil, headquarters in Many, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Sabine Bancshares, Inc.
  • Catahoula - LaSalle Bank: Jena Branch at 1201 North First Street, branch established on 1992/03/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $102.8 mil, Deposits: $91.0 mil, headquarters in Jonesville, LA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Catahoula Holding Company
  • Southern Heritage Bank: Jena Office at 2832 E Oak St., branch established on 1925/03/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $273.9 mil, Deposits: $239.0 mil, headquarters in Jonesville, LA, positive income, 9 total offices
  • Homeland Federal Savings Bank: Bradford Street Branch at 3491 South First Street, branch established on 2002/05/31. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $145.0 mil, Deposits: $124.0 mil, headquarters in Columbia, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Jena:

Marital status in Jena, LA
  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

For population 25 years and over in Jena:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jena
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jena, LA (based on La Salle Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,24245
Mainline Protestant6726
Black Protestant3682
Catholic902
Other-1
None5,518-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
La Salle Parish:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
La Salle Parish:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
La Salle Parish:

11.1%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.9%
Louisiana:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jena:

40.8%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Jena:

28.6
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jena:

22.2%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jena:

6.8
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Jena:

34.6%
Louisiana:

34.4%

General health condition:
Jena:

51.1%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Jena:

74.8%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jena, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Gas Supply 13$30,620$28,2650$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,091$36,1821$684
Financial Administration 5$12,580$30,1920$0
Firefighters 4$10,007$30,0211$257
Sewerage 3$8,841$35,3640$0
Solid Waste Management 3$4,747$18,9880$0
Streets and Highways 3$6,042$24,1680$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$4,827$28,9621$972
Judicial and Legal 1$2,336$28,0322$620
Other Government Administration 1$4,459$53,5085$3,321
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$1,078
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 1$664
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 41$102,550$30,01514$7,596

Jena government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $229,000 ($67.71)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($15.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $49,000 ($14.49)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $729,000 ($215.55)
    Water Utilities: $681,000 ($201.36)
    Sewerage: $478,000 ($141.34)
    Police Protection: $265,000 ($78.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $189,000 ($55.88)
    Central Staff Services: $138,000 ($40.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $130,000 ($38.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $122,000 ($36.07)
    Regular Highways: $106,000 ($31.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($6.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($5.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $208,000 ($61.50)
    Regular Highways: $71,000 ($20.99)
    Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($16.56)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($6.51)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($2.66)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($2.66)
    Gas Utilities: $9,000 ($2.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($2.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $705,000 ($208.46)

Jena government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $259,000 ($76.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $177,000 ($52.34)
    Other: $120,000 ($35.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $93,000 ($27.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($4.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $153,000 ($45.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $90,000 ($26.61)
    Donations From Private Sources: $14,000 ($4.14)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.59)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($0.59)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $895,000 ($264.64)
    Water Utilities: $738,000 ($218.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $262,000 ($77.47)
    Other: $116,000 ($34.30)
    General Local Government Support: $61,000 ($18.04)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($14.19)
    Highways: $41,000 ($12.12)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $945,000 ($279.42)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $197,000 ($58.25)
    Property: $133,000 ($39.33)
    Public Utilities Sales: $92,000 ($27.20)

Jena government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $545,000 ($161.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $370,000 ($109.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $175,000 ($51.74)

Jena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,250,000 ($960.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $489,000 ($144.59)

4.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.57% ($49,480 average AGI)
from Ouachita Parish, LA  0.55% ($36,542)
from Catahoula Parish, LA  0.52% ($29,609)
Businesses in Jena, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Popeyes1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Circle K1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Jena:

  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTTP (1110 AM; daytime; 2 kW; PINEVILLE, LA; Owner: PEOPLES BROADCAST NETWORK LLC)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jena:

  • KQID-FM (93.1 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CENLA B/C CO INC.)
  • KJNA-FM (102.7 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: LITTLE RIVER RADIO CO.)
  • KLSA (90.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPV OF LA ST U & A&M COLLEGE)
  • KNOE-FM (101.9 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KAYT (88.1 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNZ (95.1 FM; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: FIRST NATCHEZ CORPORATION)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTYX (105.1 FM; JONESVILLE, LA; Owner: FIRST NATCHEZ CORPORATION)
  • KLAA (103.5 FM; TIOGA, LA; Owner: CAJUN COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KEDG (106.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHFX (105.5 FM; BALL, LA; Owner: CAJUN COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KVDP (89.1 FM; DRY PRONG, LA; Owner: DRY PRONG EDUC B/C FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Jena:

  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLPA-TV (Channel 25; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • K36DS (Channel 36; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATION COMPANY, INC.)
  • K16DK (Channel 16; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K23DZ (Channel 23; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K38EG (Channel 38; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55GT (Channel 55; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Jena fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Jena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 74.6mTotal length
  • $3,215,000Total costs
  • 52,331Total average daily traffic
  • 7,406Total average daily truck traffic
  • 30,414Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Jena, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jena, LA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jena)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Jena, LA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jena)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: RONALD MENZIE MTO SPORT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 3891 , Serial Number: M01043, Certificate Issue Date: 06/26/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Bowen Mark T, Po Box 103, Jena, LA 71342
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 835PC , Serial Number: 77DCH30010723, Certificate Issue Date: 07/18/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Justiss Oil Co Inc, 1120 E Oak St, Jena, LA 71342
  • Aircraft: BEECH B200 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 800KT , Serial Number: BB-1346, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1989, Certificate Issue Date: 06/07/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Justiss Oil Co, Po Box 2990, Jena, LA 71342

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 55. The highest number of fires - 123 took place in 2005, and the least - 2 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Jena, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (51.7%), and Structure Fires (38.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Jena, LA
    • 48051.7%Outside Fires
    • 35538.2%Structure Fires
    • 818.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 131.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jena, LA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jena, LA
  • 56.4%Electricity
  • 39.5%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jena, LA
  • 89.6%Electricity
  • 10.4%Utility gas


Jena compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Jena on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in unknown juvenile institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #96 (71342) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 4 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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