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Lena, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Lena had a population of 159 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.5943 and longitude -89.612 in Leake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lena 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lena: Friendship.

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Lena, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lena, MS Housing Affordability Index is 184
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Lena, MS Wealth Index is 48
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 159 (100%)
Population in Households 159 (100.0%)
Population in Families 130 (81.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 96
Diversity Index2 47
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,565
Average Household Income $51,080
Per Capita Income $21,249
Wealth Index4 48

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (29.0%)
Median Home Value $90,278
Housing Affordability Index3 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 71
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.78% 0.13%
Households 0.96% 0.0%
Families -0.23% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 2019 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 # 345 5th
Population Density # 346 5th
Diversity Index # 180 51st
Median Household Income # 252 31st
Per Capita Income # 130 64th

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