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Lerna is a village in Coles County, in the Charleston-Mattoon metro area.
The latitude of Lerna is 39.418N. The longitude is -88.288W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 751 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 322.
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14% of Lerna residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lerna ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lerna was $19,596, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Lerna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lerna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $545.
Coles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lerna political report.
The average commute time for Lerna workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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