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Welcome to Jena ...

The town of Jena is located in La Salle Parish and is the Parish Seat for La Salle Parish.

The location of Jena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Jena has a population of 3,373 people<2> (see below for details).

Jena is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Jena had an population of 3,373 people. This is a decrease of 0.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.53% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jena.

Communities near Jena ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Jonesville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the East (E) of Jena

Located in Catahoula Parish

Olla   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jena

Urania   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jena

Pollock   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Jena

Located in Grant Parish

Tullos   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jena

Georgetown   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Jena

Located in Grant Parish

Harrisonburg   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Jena

Located in Catahoula Parish

Summerville   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jena

Sharp Town   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Jena

Rhinehart   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jena

Located in Catahoula Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jena. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jena.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About La Salle Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jena.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Jena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6917, Longitude: -92.1301     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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