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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Lena is a town in Illinois with a population of 2,873. Lena is in Stephenson County. Living in Lena offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lena and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lena are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$457
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Lena Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Lena

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,265
National
$55,322
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Lena Reviews

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I've lived here my whole life and I know a lot of the citizens from working at local businesses. The majority of the town is very nice and always says hello, even to people they do not know. I went to the school in town from pre-K to 12 grade and can say that it could be better organized and prepare students a little better. However, there wasn't a single teacher that didn't take time to make sure I understood whatever we were learning.The town is continuing to grow and make itself better. I wouldn't be able to compare my town with many others since I have lived here my whole life. But, I would love to move to a city and experience life there. Even when I leave, I expect this town to still have the same safe, homey feeling it always has to me.
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Lena is a great small town. The community supports other community members in need, great parks, and a fantastic school system.
Lena is a small town dedicated to its citizens. This town has a homey, welcoming feel that makes you want to pick up and move here. They are dedicated to their community and keeping their town beautiful and full of community spirit.