Lena, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,750 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 
Males: 1,325  (48.2%)
Females: 1,425  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61048.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,353 (it was $39,947 in 2000)
Lena:

$55,353
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,118 (it was $18,613 in 2000)

Lena village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,027 (it was $89,200 in 2000)
Lena:

$123,027
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $147,725; detached houses: $149,090; townhouses or other attached units: $158,150; in 2-unit structures: $109,585; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $78,952; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $182,246; mobile homes: $110,215

Median gross rent in 2017: $550.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lena: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.4%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lena, IL (2010)
    • 2,83797.4%White alone
    • 371.3%Hispanic
    • 200.7%Two or more races
    • 60.2%Asian alone
    • 50.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.1%Black alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Lena, Illinois as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lena is 955 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Lena by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.0)
1
(35.4)
2
(71.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(140.3)
13
(455.5)
12
(424.5)
12
(430.9)
2
(71.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(525.9)
17
(595.7)
6
(212.2)
8
(287.3)
4
(143.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(1,087)
28
(981.1)
22
(778.2)
26
(933.6)
7
(251.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(105.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.4)
1
(35.9)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
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)116.8200.1162.0203.934.5

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Crime rate in Lena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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Ancestries: German (51.8%), American (16.0%), Irish (4.6%), Norwegian (4.6%), European (2.7%), Swedish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/30/1869

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 2.14 square miles.

Population density: 1,286 people per square mile   (low).

Lena, Illinois map

42 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.5%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,733 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,873 (2.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (39.4 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (52.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (116.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Pearl City, IL (2.8 miles ),
Winslow, IL (2.8 miles ),
Nora, IL (2.8 miles),
Stockton, IL (3.1 miles ),
Cedarville, IL (3.1 miles ),
Orangeville, IL (3.3 miles ),
Warren, IL (3.4 miles ),
Freeport, IL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.38 N, Longitude: 89.83 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Lena, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lena, IL in 2017
Lena satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $240,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $125,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lena, IL residents
Average permit cost in Lena, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Lena, IL
Historical housing units in Lena, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +223 (+8.4%).
Most common industries in Lena, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.4%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Food (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (11.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (19.1%)
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Lena, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (14.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)

Average climate in Lena, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lena, Illinois 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 2004 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Lena-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.6 miles away from the Lena village center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lena-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 290.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 266.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 322.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 289.3 miles away from Lena center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 277.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stephenson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lena topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lena:

  • ST CLARE HOME CARE--SUBUNIT (222 W RAILROAD ST)
  • LENA LIVING CENTER (1010 SOUTH LOGAN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lena:

  • STOCKTON HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; STOCKTON, IL)
  • RACHUY HOUSE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; STOCKTON, IL)
  • FREEPORT REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • DAVITA - FREEPORT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • MANOR COURT OF FREEPORT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • FHN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • FHN HOME HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)

Airports located in Lena:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lena:

  • Ashford University (about 42 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 73,330)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 42 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Rock Valley College (about 43 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • Edgewood College (about 52 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 53 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 53 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 58 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)

Public high school in Lena:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lena:

See full list of schools located in Lena

Library in Lena:

  • LENA COMMUNITY DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $174,785; Location: 300 WEST MASON STREET; 17,265 books; 735 audio materials; 1,851 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 63 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • other church in Lena= St. Johns Lutheran Church
  • WEKZ-AM 1260 has a very strong signal in Lena, IL. WSPT-AM 1010 does not reach Lena, IL. WEKZ-AM, WEKZ-FM is owned by Green County Broadcasting. WFRL-AM & WFPS-FM is no longer owned by Mayfair. It is now owned by Green County Broadcasting. Add these LOCAL TV stations (from Rockford, IL) to your list. WIFR 23 (CBS), WTVO 17 (ABC), WREX 13 (NBC) WQRF 39 (FOX). These stations are MUCH closer to Lena, than the Madison, WI stations.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lena: Leamons Ambulance Service (A), Lena Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lena include: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (A), Lena Church of the Brethren (B), Lena United Methodist Church (C), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lena Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Stephenson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

LENA KOA (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
THE RAFTERS (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
WOLF HOLLOW GOLF COURSE (Population served: 29, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LAKE LE AQUA WA STATE PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE LE AQUA NA STATE PARK (95794) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE LE AQUA NA STATE PARK (95778) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lena that have no violations reported:

  • SULLIVANS (147140) (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

66.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
81 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
90 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Lena (2011 data):

  • Community Bank: Lena Street Branch at 420 East Lena Street, branch established on 2006/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $141.6 mil, Deposits: $110.1 mil, headquarters in Winslow, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Stateline Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Lena State Bank: at 915 South Logan Street, branch established on 1867/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $82.7 mil, Deposits: $72.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Foresight Financial Group, Inc.
  • Citizens State Bank: at 102 West Main Street, branch established on 1880/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/02: Bank assets: $217.4 mil, Deposits: $187.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Lena Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Lena:

Marital status in Lena, IL
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Lena:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Illinois average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lena, IL (based on Stephenson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,64043
Mainline Protestant8,03331
Catholic5,2515
Black Protestant1,3669
Other2753
Orthodox151
None15,131-
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: 11
Stephenson County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
This county:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lena:

47.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.3%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lena:

20.0%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lena:

10.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lena:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.8%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Lena:

54.5%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Lena:

83.5%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lena, IL 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
Police Protection - Officers 4$12,883$38,6493$2,053
Water Supply 2$7,621$45,7260$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,316$31,8960$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,353$50,1188$2,362
Financial Administration 0$0 1$306
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 10$34,173$41,00812$4,721

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,183,000 ($430.18)
    Regular Highways: $198,000 ($72.00)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $334,000 ($121.45)
    Central Staff Services: $270,000 ($98.18)
    Police Protection: $266,000 ($96.73)
    Sewerage: $245,000 ($89.09)
    Regular Highways: $227,000 ($82.55)
    Water Utilities: $206,000 ($74.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $138,000 ($50.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000 ($14.55)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($1.09)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($0.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($15.27)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $22,000 ($8.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($10.18)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($5.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $529,000 ($192.36)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $481,000 ($174.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000 ($52.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $15,000 ($5.45)
    Other: $9,000 ($3.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($8.73)
    Highways: $7,000 ($2.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($11.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($4.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $400,000 ($145.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $512,000 ($186.18)
    Highways: $85,000 ($30.91)
  • Tax - Property: $858,000 ($312.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $53,000 ($19.27)
    Other License: $10,000 ($3.64)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,454,000 ($892.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,646,000 ($598.55)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,239,000 ($450.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $431,000 ($156.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,624,000 ($1317.82)

4.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
Illinois average:

4.69%

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 Winnebago County, IL  0.84% ($34,863 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.36% ($35,059)
from Ogle County, IL  0.31% ($57,017)


4.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Illinois average:

5.50%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Winnebago County, IL  0.84% ($43,616 average AGI)
to Green County, WI  0.26% ($36,440)
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.21% ($44,475)
Businesses in Lena, IL
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Lane Furniture1
Kincaid1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lena:

  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WEKZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M. SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lena:

  • WQLF (102.1 FM; LENA, IL; Owner: LENA RADIO BROADCASTING)
  • WFPS (92.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNIE (89.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W211AQ (90.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lena:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
Lena fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Lena fatal accident list:

Apr 17, 1992 02:55 PM, Lena St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 22, 1985 03:45 PM, Fairway Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 36.0mTotal length
  • $385,000Total costs
  • 18,325Total average daily traffic
  • 2,250Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,609Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lena, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lena, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Le Aqua Na State Pk 4 Mi N (Lat: 42.422222 Lon: -89.828722), Call Sign: WZU488,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.280 MHz, 151.445 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.375 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 01/30/2025, Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 300 Annex, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Email:
  • 309 Freedom St (Lat: 42.377806 Lon: -89.832611), Call Sign: KDA739,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2013, Expiration Date: 04/19/2023, Registrant: Rock River Service Co., 2222 Charles St., Rockford, IL 61104, Phone: (815) 226-1280, Fax: (815) 226-1641, Email:
  • 309 Freedom St (Lat: 42.377806 Lon: -89.832611), Call Sign: WDP489,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.030 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2013, Expiration Date: 04/19/2023, Registrant: Rock River Service Co., 2222 Charles St., Rockford, IL 61104, Phone: (815) 226-1280, Fax: (815) 226-1641, Email:
  • .6 Miles East Of Waddams Grove (Lat: 42.415833 Lon: -89.870389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WPVT278,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.750 MHz, 461.200 MHz, 461.525 MHz, Grant Date: 05/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/14/2022, Certifier: Tim Burbach, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • 621 W. Lena St. (Lat: 42.375000 Lon: -89.830556), Call Sign: WPXU979,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.162 MHz, Grant Date: 06/16/2003, Expiration Date: 06/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2013, Certifier: Michael Kaser, Registrant: Rock River Service Co., 2222 Charles St., Rockford, IL 61104, Phone: (815) 226-1280, Fax: (815) 226-1641, Email:
  • Lat: 42.356472 Lon: -89.915750, Call Sign: WQFH604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.725 MHz, 464.050 MHz, 463.725 MHz, 461.175 MHz, 462.100 MHz, 463.550 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2016, Expiration Date: 07/18/2026, Certifier: Thomas Dahmen, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lena)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lena)

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 fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 33 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lena, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.2%), and Outside Fires (34.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lena, IL
    • 9549.2%Structure Fires
    • 6734.7%Outside Fires
    • 2915.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lena, IL
Most common first names in Lena, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3280.1 years
William3080.1 years
Robert2372.6 years
Mary2378.9 years
Donald2172.9 years
Harold2181.6 years
Margaret1983.4 years
Dorothy1879.5 years
Charles1778.3 years
Helen1782.3 years
Most common last names in Lena, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1680.4 years
Phillips1486.3 years
Lobdell1280.6 years
Rampenthal1174.3 years
Diestelmeier980.0 years
Gassman983.4 years
Buss880.7 years
Price883.4 years
Wybourn877.9 years
Broge776.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lena, IL
  • 83.2%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lena, IL
  • 60.0%Electricity
  • 37.5%Utility gas
  • 2.5%No fuel used


Lena compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 11 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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