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Population (year 2000): 6,323. Estimated population in July 2005: 5,687 (-10.1% change)
Males: 2,874 (45.5%), Females: 3,449 (54.5%)

Phillips County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $18,662 (year 2000)
Median house value: $51,600 (year 2000)

Helena, AR residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Helena:

  • Black (67.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (30.4%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (6.0%), Irish (5.5%), English (4.2%), German (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), Subsaharan African (1.6%).Arkansas

Elevation: 198 feet

Land area: 8.9 square miles

Helena,

For population 25 years and over in Helena

  • High school or higher: 62.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helena city

  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,387 (-18.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (441.5 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Helena, AR (3.2 miles West MS (9.9 miles Lula, Point, MS (11.3 miles Friars AR (11.4 miles Lexa, MS (12.4 miles Coahoma, LaGrange, AR (12.8 miles) , View, AR (16.5 miles Lake MS (17.3 miles Jonestown,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $33,300
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $52,400
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $52,300
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $51,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,200

Latitude: 34.53 N, Longitude: 90.60 W

Area code: 870

Helena, Arkansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (17.0%), Manufacturing (12.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,209 (+19.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 845 (47.7%)

Crime in Helena by Year

Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 2 1 0
    per 100,000 31.6 15.8 0.0
Rapes 5 1 1
    per 100,000 79.1 15.8 15.8
Robberies 10 10 6
    per 100,000 158.2 158.2 94.9
Assaults 40 21 33
    per 100,000 632.6 332.1 521.9
Burglaries 175 197 213
    per 100,000 2767.7 3115.6 3368.7
Thefts 156 139 57
    per 100,000 2467.2 2198.3 901.5
Auto thefts 29 20 3
    per 100,000 458.6 316.3 47.4
566.3 467.3 414.8

Average climate in Helena, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Helena-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the Helena city center killed 5 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/29/1956, a category 3 tornado 9.6 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Blanche Lincoln - politician.


Hospital/medical center in Helena:
  • HELENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1801 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Helena:
  • NW MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL MED CENTER (about 23 miles; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • QUITMAN COUNTY HOSPITAL & NH (about 30 miles; MARKS, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEM HOSPITAL FORREST CITY INC (about 36 miles; FORREST CITY, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Helena, AR

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Helena:
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 57 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: MEM)
  • UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 75 miles; OXFORD, MS; ID: UOX)
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 77 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: NQA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Helena:
  • THOMPSON-ROBBINS (about 6 miles; HELENA/WEST HELENA, AR; ID: HEE)
  • FLETCHER FIELD (about 19 miles; CLARKSDALE, MS; ID: CKM)
  • TUNICA (about 19 miles; TUNICA, MS; ID: 30M)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 4 $7,920 $23,760 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $2,708 $32,496 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $7,920 $23,760 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 10 $32,219 $38,662 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   12 $4,583
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   4 $4,171
Firefighters 13 $29,567 $27,292 0 $0
Streets and Highways 11 $21,054 $22,968 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 4 $7,920 $23,760 0 $0
Totals for Government 47 $109,308 $27,908 16 $8,754
College/University in Helena:
  • PHILLIPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF AR (Full-time enrollment: 1,267; Location: 1000 CAMPUS DR; Public; Website: www.pccua.cc.ar.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helena:
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,842)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 64 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 64 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 64 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; CLEVELAND, MS; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 69 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; ITTA BENA, MS; FT enrollment: 2,297)
Public high school in Helena:
  • C.V. WHITE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 14582 HWY 44; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Helena:
  • J.F. WAHL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 531; Location: 125 HICKORY HILL; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • KIPP:DELTA COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL (Students: 126; Location: 210 CHERRY ST; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • LAKE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: 14582 HWY 44; Grades: KG - 06)
Library in Helena:
  • PHILLIPS-LEE-MONROE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $410,539; Location: 623 PECAN STREET; 215,488 books; 943 audio materials; 289 video materials; 71 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Helena: Helena City Hall (A), Arkansas Street Fire Station (B), Cherry Street Fire Station (C), Estevan Hall (D), Phillips County Museum (E), Delta Cultural Center (F), Phillips County Courthouse (G), Phillips County Community Center (H), Fern Hill Fire Station (I), Helena Public Library (J).

Churches in Helena include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Centennial Baptist Church (B), Springdale Church (C), Silver Cloud Church (D), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Morning Star Church (H).

Cemeteries: Maple Hill Cemetery (1), Magnolia Cemetery (2).

Reservoir: Heritage Hill Pond (A).

Parks in Helena include: Beech Street Historic District (1), Perry Street Historic District (2), Eliza Miller Park (3), Cherry Street Historic District (4).

Post office: (A).  


Helena compared to Arkansas state average:
  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Helena:
  • KFFA (1360 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Helena:
  • KFFA-FM (103.1 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJIW-FM (94.5 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: ELIJAH MONDY,JR.)
  • KCLT (104.9 FM; WEST HELENA, AR; Owner: WEST HELENA B/CASTERS)
  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KVRN (90.7 FM; MARVELL, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)
  • WKDJ-FM (96.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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