Lena, Stephenson County, Illinois

Lena: Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America

About

Lena is a city located in the county of Stephenson in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,912 and a population density of 435 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,680 inhabitants.

The city was created 189 years ago in 1833.

Quick Facts about Lena

Population : 2,680 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Stephenson County
Postal code : 61048
Area : 6.7 km2
Altitude : 948 feet / 289 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1834 (189 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 06:06:38 (30th January 2023)
Density : 400 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.66% (2010-2020)
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Location of Lena on Illinois map.
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Geography

Lena is located at 42°22'46"N 89°49'20"W (42.3794600, -89.8223400).

Lena map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Lena decreased by 8.66% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,912 - census
2011 2,890 -0.76% estimation process
2012 2,866 -0.84% estimation process
2013 2,850 -0.56% estimation process
2014 2,825 -0.88% estimation process
2015 2,788 -1.33% estimation process
2016 2,782 -0.22% estimation process
2017 2,751 -1.13% estimation process
2018 2,740 -0.4% estimation process
2019 2,719 -0.77% estimation process
2020 2,680 -1.46% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 15,618
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 14,596
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 7.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 14,576
April 1, 2010 Population : 14,494
People under 5 years old, percentage : 8.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 33.8%
People over 65 (%) : 8.6%
Female persons, % : 48.5%
White only, percent : 81.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 0.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 99.0%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 0.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 87
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 41.2%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 38.9%

Lena zip code is 61048. County name: Stephenson, County fips: 17177

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 38.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $161,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,145
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $390
2015-2019 median gross rent : $857
2015-2019 Households : 3,901
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.93
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 84.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 53.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 45.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 17.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,544
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 10,787
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 32,465
2012 total retail sales per capita : $2,197
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $34,905
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $11,927
Percentage of people living in poverty : 33.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 689
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 260
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 375
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 648
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 46
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 634
2010 population per square mile : 6,606.9
2010 land area in square miles : 2.19
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 83.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $150,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,658
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $706
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,482
2015-2019 Households : 4,527
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.91
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 92.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 33.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 91.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 86.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 86.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 6.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 68.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.3%
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 35,605
2012 total retail sales per capita : $2,582
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 29.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $71,867
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $29,378
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 857
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 465
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 276
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 352
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 487
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 64
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 762
2010 population per square mile : 1,920.6
2010 land area in square miles : 7.10

Schools in Lena

College & universities near Lena, IL

Code Name City ZIP
145521 Highland Community College Freeport (IL) 61032-9341

Stations (10)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lena, IL

Code Name Address Type
BET South Beloit, Illinois 15766 Manchester Road BUS
RCK Rockford, Illinois 7559 Walton St. BUS
JVL Janesville, Wisconsin 3120 North Pontiac Drive BUS
MSN Madison, Wisconsin 800 Langdon St. BUS
SMD Madison (South), Wisconsin Hwy 51 & East Broadway Ave. BUS

Post offices near Lena

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lena Post Office Lena (IL) 61048

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Lena , Wisconsin village in Oconto County, Wisconsin with a population of 751 people.
  • Lena , Mississippi town in Leake County, Mississippi, United States of America with a population of 134 people.

Other cities in Stephenson County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Stephenson County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Freeport 23,447 City in Illinois
Loran 1,327 Unincorporated community in Illinois, United States
Rock Grove 1,296 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Oneco 1,228 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Kent 787 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Pearl City 772 Village in the United States
Orangeville 737 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Cedarville 675 Human settlement in Stephenson County, Illinois, United States of America
Davis 616 Village in Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
Dakota 459 Town in Stephenson County, Illinois, United States
German Valley 417 Village in Illinois
Rock City 279 Village in Illinois
Winslow 272 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Ridott 149 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Lena distances to largest Illinois cities