For population 25 years and over in Helena:
For population 15 years and over in Helena city:
58 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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: 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 ), Rondo, AR (3.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.53 N, Longitude: 90.60 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,209 (+19.1%)
Area code: 870
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Helena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 15 (10 officers).
Work and jobs in Helena: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Helena, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Helena-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 167% 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 significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 87% 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 the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from Helena center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2005 at 14:04:54, a magnitude 4.1 (3.9 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/17/1997 at 18:16:31, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from Helena center
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Phillips County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.62. This is about average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 27.0. This is about average. There were 38 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Helena and their reported violations in the past:HELENA WATER SEWER (Population served: 6700, Groundwater):
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People in group quarters in Helena in 2000:
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Religion statistics for Helena (based on Phillips County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.35%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
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Helena government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,437 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,407 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Helena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Helena)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Helena, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 1 (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: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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