is a town in Leake County
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 20,940 people, 7,611 households, and 5,563 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile . There were 8,585 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile...
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, United States
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. The population was 167 at the 2000 census. The center of population
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of Mississippi is located in Lena http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cenpop/statecenters.txt
Lena is located at 32°35′22"N 89°35′41"W (32.589445, -89.594788).
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 167 people, 77 households, and 48 families residing in the town. The population density
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was 99.3 people per square mile (38.4/km²). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 57.1 per square mile (22.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.42% White, 8.98% African American, and 0.60% from two or more races.
There were 77 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples
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living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $45,313. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income
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for the town was $23,197. About 8.9% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.
NFL player Deuce McAllister
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was born in Lena.
Writer Devan Torrence was born and resides in Lena.