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The Town of Lena had a population of 152 as of July 1, 2016. Lena ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lena is located at latitude 32.594 and longitude -89.5948 in Leake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lena (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Leake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 341 feet.

The Town of Lena (GNIS ID: 2406003) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Lena is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Leake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lena: Friendship.

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Lena, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 152
Population in Households 152
Population in Familes 124
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 92
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 91 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $85,526
Average Home Value $124,561


Median Household Income $28,098
Average Household Income $44,948
Per Capita Income $18,993
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.13%
Households 0.49% 0.3%
Families -1.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lena, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lena to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 347 4th
Population Density1 # 348 4th
Diversity Index2 # 183 50th
Median Household Income # 263 28th
Per Capita Income # 157 57th

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