Helena, Arkansas

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Population in July 2007: 5,275.
Males: 2,397  (45.5%)
Females: 2,878  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

31.7 years
Arkansas median age:

36.0 years

Zip codes: 72342.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $23,423 (it was $18,662 in 2000)
Helena:

$23,423
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,996 (it was $13,028 in 2000)

Helena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $79,438 (it was $47,600 in 2000)
Helena:

$79,438
AR:

$128,500
March 2019 cost of living index in Helena: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Helena, AR (2000)
    • 4,26967.5%Black alone
    • 1,92130.4%White alone
    • 460.7%Hispanic
    • 380.6%Asian alone
    • 330.5%Two or more races
    • 80.1%American Indian alone
    • 80.1%Other race alone

Races in Helena detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Helena, Arkansas as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Helena is 251 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 15 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Arkansas average:

1.96
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Ancestries: United States (6.0%), Irish (5.5%), English (4.2%), German (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), Subsaharan African (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/16/1833

Elevation: 198 feet

Land area: 8.90 square miles.

Population density: 593 people per square mile   (low).

Helena, Arkansas map

58 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Arkansas:

2.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Helena city:

1.0% ($497)
Arkansas:

0.7% ($500)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (54.3 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (375.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Helena-West Helena, AR (1.1 miles ),
West Helena, AR (1.7 miles ),
Lula, MS (2.9 miles ),
Lexa, AR (3.1 miles ),
Friars Point, MS (3.4 miles ),
LaGrange, AR (3.4 miles),
Coahoma, MS (3.5 miles ),
Lake View, AR (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.53 N, Longitude: 90.60 W

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

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Helena, AR in 2017
Helena satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $52,400
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $52,300
  • 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
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Helena, AR residents
Average permit cost in Helena, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Historical population in Helena, AR
Historical housing units in Helena, AR
Most common industries in Helena, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.6%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.8%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (10.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (17.6%)
  • Educational services (16.2%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Private households (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Helena, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Helena, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Helena-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.6 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 F3 tornado 8.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Helena-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from Helena center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.6 miles away from Helena center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 101.8 miles away from Helena center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Phillips County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Helena topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Helena:

  • HELENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1801 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE)
  • SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS HOSPICE-PHILLIPS COUNTY (629 OAKLAND AVENUE)
  • CRESTPARK HELENA, LLC (116 NOVEMBER DRIVE)
  • CRESTPARK OF HELENA-SKILLED (116 NOVEMBER DR BOX 310)
  • CRESTPARK RETIREMENT HELENA, LLC (111 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • FMCNA - HELENA (108 D ANNA PL)
  • REGIONAL HOME CARE HELENA (119 HICKORY HILL)

Heliports located in Helena:

College/University in Helena:

  • Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (Full-time enrollment: 1,151; Location: 1000 Campus Drive; Public; Website: www.pccua.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helena:

  • Coahoma Community College (about 19 miles; Clarksdale, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,284)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 37 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 54 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 54 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Delta State University (about 55 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Rhodes College (about 56 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Mississippi (about 62 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)

Public high school in Helena:

  • KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 320 MISSOURI ST, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Helena:

  • KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Location: 215 CHERRY ST, Grades: 5-8, Charter school)
  • KIPP DELTA ELEMENTARY LITERACY ACADEMY (Location: 210 CHERRY ST, Grades: PK-4, Charter school)

Library in Helena:

  • PHILLIPS LEE MONROE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $340,391; Location: 623 PECAN STREET; 110,500 books; 6 e-books; 1,800 audio materials; 300 video materials; 82 state licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Helena: Phillips County Museum (A), Phillips County Courthouse (B), Helena City Hall (C), Estevan Hall (D), Delta Cultural Center (E), Helena Fire Department (F), Arkansas Street Fire Station (G), Helena Public Library (H), Phillips County Community Center (I), Fern Hill Fire Station (J), Pafford Emergency Medical Services - West Helena (K), Helena Police Department (L), Phillips County Sheriff's Office (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Magnolia Cemetery (1), Maple Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Heritage Hill Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Helena include: Perry Street Historic District (1), Beech Street Historic District (2), Cherry Street Historic District (3), Eliza Miller Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (1007 Martin Luther King J), Edwardian Inn (317 Biscoe Street), Magnolia Hill Bed & Breakfast (608 Perry Street).

Courts: U S Government - Judge District Court (617 Walnut), Helena City - Municipal Court (226 Perry Street), U S Government - Clerk District Court (617 Walnut).

Birthplace of: Blanche Lincoln - politician, Ken Hatfield - College football player, Leotis Martin - Boxer, Bruce Bennett (Arkansas politician) - Soilder, John Stroger - Politician, Red Holloway - Jazz tenor saxophonist, Robert Lockwood, Jr. - Delta blues guitarist, Robert Nighthawk - Blues musician, Roberta Martin - Gospel singer, William Warfield - Opera singer.

Phillips County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Helena and their reported violations in the past:

HELENA WATER SEWER (Population served: 5,800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-13-2010 to MAR-02-2011)
LAKE VIEW MUNICIPAL WATER (Population served: 756, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-24-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Helena that have no violations reported:

  • LONG LAKE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

70.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

3.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

41.4%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

17.5%
Whole state:

6.6%

People in group quarters in Helena in 2000:

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Helena (2011 data):

  • Helena National Bank: Mid City Branch at 623 Oakland Avenue, branch established on 1973/05/14; at 302 Cherry Street, branch established on 1940/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $175.4 mil, Deposits: $149.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Helena Bancshares, Inc.
  • Southern Bancorp Bank: Cherry Street Branch at 502 Cherry Street, branch established on 2003/07/10. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,146.8 mil, Deposits: $966.8 mil, headquarters in Arkadelphia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancorp, Inc

For population 15 years and over in Helena:

Marital status in Helena, AR
  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

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 (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.9
Arkansas average:

13.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Helena, AR (based on Phillips County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,17030
Black Protestant3,43418
Mainline Protestant1,0528
Catholic2161
Other1672
None10,718-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Phillips County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Phillips County:

35.8%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Phillips County:

10.3%
State:

13.6%
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
Firefighters 13$29,567$27,2930$0
Streets and Highways 11$21,054$22,9680$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$32,219$38,6630$0
Water Supply 4$7,920$23,7600$0
Solid Waste Management 4$7,920$23,7600$0
Sewerage 4$7,920$23,7600$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,708$32,4960$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$4,583
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$4,171
Totals for Government 47$109,308$27,90816$8,754

Helena government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $737,000 ($139.72)
    Financial Administration: $527,000 ($99.91)
    Regular Highways: $499,000 ($94.60)
    Water Utilities: $484,000 ($91.75)
    Sewerage: $484,000 ($91.75)
    Fire Protection: $355,000 ($67.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $345,000 ($65.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $137,000 ($25.97)
    Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($10.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000 ($4.17)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($0.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $513,000 ($97.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $104,000 ($19.72)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($5.69)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,851,000 ($350.90)

Helena government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $460,000 ($87.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $347,000 ($65.78)
    Other: $16,000 ($3.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $930,000 ($176.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $509,000 ($96.49)
    General Revenue - Other: $136,000 ($25.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $636,000 ($120.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $457,000 ($86.64)
    General Support: $169,000 ($32.04)
    Other: $28,000 ($5.31)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $520,000 ($98.58)
    Public Utilities: $354,000 ($67.11)
    Property: $332,000 ($62.94)
    Other: $43,000 ($8.15)

Helena government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $7,159,000 ($1357.16)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,994,000 ($1325.88)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $165,000 ($31.28)

Helena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Deposits: $372,000 ($70.52)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash and Deposits: $6,994,000 ($1325.88)

6.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,280 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pulaski County, AR  1.20% ($27,397 average AGI)
to Craighead County, AR  0.59% ($24,056)
to Shelby County, TN  0.36% ($31,045)
Businesses in Helena, AR
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1Toyota1
FedEx1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1

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.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

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)
  • KVRN (90.7 FM; MARVELL, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Helena fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Helena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.3mTotal length
  • 5,080Total average daily traffic
  • 50Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Helena)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Helena, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Helena)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Helena)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 34. The highest number of fires - 79 took place in 2010, and the least - 1 in 2011. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Helena, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.1%), and Outside Fires (25.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Helena, AR
    • 28248.1%Structure Fires
    • 15025.6%Outside Fires
    • 12220.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 325.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Helena, AR
Most common first names in Helena, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17479.4 years
Willie12174.6 years
James11672.4 years
John11476.2 years
Robert8273.2 years
William6873.2 years
Henry5876.2 years
Annie5379.5 years
George4975.3 years
Frank4474.3 years
Most common last names in Helena, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10175.0 years
Williams9773.4 years
Smith9175.3 years
Davis6573.8 years
Jones6474.0 years
Brown5676.6 years
Taylor3973.8 years
Jackson3877.0 years
White3873.6 years
Robinson3672.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Helena, AR
  • 79.1%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Electricity
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Helena, AR
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 19.6%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Helena compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Helena on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: cooks and food preparation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: electricians (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
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