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Lena, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Lena had a population of 2,867 as of July 1, 2017. Lena ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lena is located at latitude 42.3784 and longitude -89.8214 in Stephenson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lena (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stephenson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The Village of Lena (GNIS ID: 2398418) 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 Village of Lena is located within Township of West Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stephenson 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lena: Alida, Terre Haute.

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Lena, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,867
Daytime Population: Workers 1,047
Daytime Population: Residents 1,446
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,493
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 2,857
Population in Familes 2,371
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,109
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $49,805
Average Household Income $60,497
Per Capita Income $24,852


Total Housing Units 1,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 899 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $123,119
Average Home Value $138,320


Total Households 1,184
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 798
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.21% -0.6%
Households -0.13% -0.55%
Families 0.05% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Lena, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lena to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 446 67th
Population Density # 696 49th
Diversity Index # 1025 25th
Median Household Income # 858 37th
Per Capita Income # 866 37th

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