Jena is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,397 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jena is the 118th largest community in Louisiana.
Jena is a blue-collar town, with 40.32% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Jena is a town of construction workers and builders, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jena who work in healthcare (10.37%), management occupations (9.76%), and sales jobs (8.54%).
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.
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 is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.47% of adults in Jena have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Jena in 2018 was $24,171, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,684 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, English, Italian, European, and German.
The most common language spoken in Jena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.