Lerna, IL Population

Population: 322. Estimated population in July 2020: 317 (-1.6% change)
Males: 161 (50.0%), Females: 161 (50.0%)

Coles County

Zip code: 62440

Median resident age: 29.0 years
Median household income: $32,292
Median house value: $47,500

Races in Lerna:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (32.3%), English (9.9%), German (9.6%), Irish (6.8%), Dutch (1.6%), Polish (1.6%).

Elevation: 754 feet

Land area: 0.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lerna

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lerna village

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+32.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lerna:

  • SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER (about 8 miles; MATTOON, IL)
  • ST ANTHONYS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 36 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lerna:

  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 4 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; Abbreviation: MTO)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 43 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
  • DECATUR (about 49 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lerna:

  • CASEY MUNI (about 22 miles; CASEY, IL; Abbreviation: 1H8)
  • TUSCOLA (about 24 miles; TUSCOLA, IL; Abbreviation: K96)
  • EFFINGHAM COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 30 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL; Abbreviation: 1H2)
Amtrak station near Lerna:

  • 8 miles: MATTOON (1718 BROADWAY). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lerna:

  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 8 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 48 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 48 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,597)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 62 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
Public primary/middle school in Lerna:

  • LERNA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: P O BOX 129; Grades: KG – 03)

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