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Welcome to Jena ...
The location of Jena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Jena, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Jena has a population of 3,399 people<3> (see below for details).
Jena is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Jena lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Jena lies within the (318) area code.
The ZIP code for Jena: 71342<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jena had an population of 3,399 people (or an increase of 14.41% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Jena had a population of 3,398 people (or 22.82% of the total population of La Salle Parish). This makes Jena the parish's most populous community.
The population of Jena represents 0.07% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,398 people, the population of Jena increased 14.37% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,971 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Jena.
Communities Also Named Jena ...
While we believe that this Jena is located in La Salle Parish, we know of another 2 Louisiana communities named Jena. Those communities are located in the following parishes: Catahoula and Tangipahoa Parish.
Beyond Louisiana, there are 6 communities that are also named Jena - they are located in Alabama (2), Florida and Tennessee.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jena.
Communities near Jena ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jena.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jena.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jena. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jena.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jena. See our Newspapers Page for Jena.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jena ...
Looking for more information about Jena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Jena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jena.
Adding Jena to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Jena in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jena was on a map titled Map of Louisiana (from Rand McNally, 1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Jena.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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