Mena, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 5,723 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 2,769  (48.4%)
Females: 2,954  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71953.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,951 (it was $22,671 in 2000)
Mena:

$28,951
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,639 (it was $14,710 in 2000)

Mena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,991 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Mena:

$81,991
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $86,294; Detached houses: $91,024; Townhouses or other attached units: $50,436; In 2-unit structures: $87,422; Mobile homes: $29,660

Median gross rent in 2012: $534.

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  • White alone - 5,280 (92.0%)
  • Hispanic - 195 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 111 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 86 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 47 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mena: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.6%), Irish (15.5%), United States (10.2%), English (7.6%), French (4.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/18/1896

Elevation: 1169 feet

Land area: 6.74 square miles.

Population density: 849 people per square mile   (low).

Mena,AR real estate house value index trend

Mena, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Mena:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mena city:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

100 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Arkansas:  4.4%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 36 registered sex offenders living in Mena, Arkansas as of June 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mena to the number of sex offenders is 159 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $425 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $466 (0.6%)

Mena satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (55.1 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (143.7 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (191.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hatfield, AR (3.2 miles ), Cove, AR (3.8 miles ), Vandervoort, AR (4.0 miles) , Wickes, AR (4.5 miles ), Waldron, AR (4.8 miles ), South Le Flore, OK (4.9 miles ), Grannis, AR (4.9 miles ), Smithville, OK (4.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $53,200
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $60,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $65,400
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $65,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.58 N, Longitude: 94.24 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,768 (+47.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,756 (77.3%)

Area code: 479

Mena household income distribution Mena home values distribution

Crime rates in Mena by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.017.4
Rapes 0000042265
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.071.735.535.7103.887.0
Robberies 2200001112
per 100,000 35.535.30.00.00.00.017.817.817.334.8
Assaults 311287131910169
per 100,000 53.3194.435.5141.0124.3232.9337.7178.4276.8156.7
Burglaries 923211321835110593108
per 100,000 159.9406.5372.3229.2372.91487.2906.51873.31609.01879.9
Thefts 93106937595187153178180245
per 100,000 1652.51873.51648.91322.31686.83350.72719.53175.73114.24264.6
Auto thefts 13132135519
per 100,000 17.853.0230.535.317.853.888.989.217.3156.7
Arson 0000001112
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.017.817.817.334.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.8) 94.6148.6111.294.5113.3327.5265.4316.7361.4435.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Mena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Arkansas average:

1.98

Mena tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Mena: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mena, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mena, Arkansas average temperatures Mena, Arkansas average precipitation Mena, Arkansas humidity Mena, Arkansas wind speed Mena, Arkansas snowfall Mena, Arkansas sunshine Mena, Arkansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Mena-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.5 miles away from the Mena city center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mena-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 122.2 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 123.8 miles away from Mena center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from the city center
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 233.0 miles away from the city 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 283.7 miles away from Mena center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 224.3 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 Polk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mena topographic map

Birthplace of: Herbert A. Littleton - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mena: Herbert A. Littleton.

Hospitals and medical centers in Mena:

  • MENA REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Government - Local, 311 NORTH MORROW STREET)
  • MENA REGIONAL HOSPICE (311 NORTH MORROW AVENUE)
  • DAVITA - MENA DIALYSIS (1200 CRESTWOOD CIR)
  • POLK COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (702 HORNBECK)
  • VISITING NURSES AGENCY (600 SEVENTH STREET)
  • WEST ARKANSAS HOME CARE (1201 SOUTH MENA STREET)
  • MENA MANOR (100 9TH STREET)
  • RICH MOUNTAIN MANOR (306 HORNBECK)
  • RICH MOUNTAIN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (306 HORNBECK)

Airports located in Mena:

College/University in Mena:

  • Rich Mountain Community College (Full-time enrollment: 636; Location: 1100 College Dr; Public; Website: www.rmcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mena:

  • Carl Albert State College (about 39 miles; Poteau, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 57 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • National Park Community College (about 65 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Henderson State University (about 75 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • Texarkana College (about 80 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 80 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • Paris Junior College (about 99 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 3,875)

Public high schools in Mena:

  • MENA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 595; Location: 700 SOUTH MORROW; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ACORN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 219; Location: 143 POLK RD 96; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mena:

  • HOLLY HARSHMAN ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 1000 GEYER DR; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • LOUISE DURHAM ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 106 NORTH REINE ST; Grades: KG - 02)
  • MENA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 316; Location: 320R MENA ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • ACORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 269; Location: 143 POLK RD 96; Grades: PK - 06)
  • MENA UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 304 MENA ST; Grades: 06 - 06)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mena Medical Center is now Mena Regional Health System. Correct website is: www.menaregional.com
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Notable locations in Mena: Lionsk Club Golf Course (A), Mena Ranger Station (B), Mena Work Center (C), Polk County Sheriff's Office (D), 18th West Judicial District Drug Task Force (E), Mena Police Department (F), Polk County Courthouse (G), Polk County Development Center (H), Mena Fire Department Station 2 (I), Southwest Emergency Medical Service (J), Mena Fire Department Station 1 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Northside Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Mena include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Christ Episcopal Church (B), Covenant of Life Church (C), Dallas Avenue Baptist Church (D), Faith Missionary Baptist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First Freewill Baptist Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Mount Calvary Cemetery (2), Pinecrest Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Cox Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Mena include: Lee McMillian Memorial Park (1), Janssen Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Ozark Inn (2102 Highway 71 South), Budget Inn & Restaurant (1018 Highway 71 South), Limetree Inn (804 Highway 71 North), Holiday Motel (1162 Highway 71 South), Harvey House Inn (704 Highway 71 North), Sun Country Inn (1309 Highway 71 North).

Court: Mena City - District Court Clerk (507 Church Avenue).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.9. This is about average.

City:

77.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.93
U.S.:

9.14

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

MENA WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 5,590, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2014), St Show-cause Hearing (MAY-08-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2014), St Show-cause Hearing (MAY-08-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2014), St Show-cause Hearing (MAY-08-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2014), St Show-cause Hearing (MAY-08-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (MAY-08-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (MAY-08-2014)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (MAY-08-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
ACORN RURAL WATER ASSN (Population served: 1,895, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2008. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FREEDOM WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,775, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SUGAR CREEK LODGE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2009)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
USFS SHADY LAKE REC AREA 16666 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • USFS SHADY LAKE REC AREA 16661 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.7%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 30.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Mena in 2010:

  • 125 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Mena in 2000:

  • 158 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Mena, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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Mena compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Mena (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: Northside Branch, Supercenter Branch, In Mena Branch. Info updated 2012/01/13: Bank assets: $718.1 mil, Deposits: $547.7 mil, headquarters in Hot Springs, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: First National Security Company
  • Diamond Bank: Mena Branch at 203 Highway 71 North, branch established on 1998/04/20. Info updated 2011/12/01: Bank assets: $437.7 mil, Deposits: $365.3 mil, headquarters in Murfreesboro, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Bainum Bancorp
  • The Union Bank of Mena: The Union Bank Of Mena at 303 Highway 71 North, branch established on 1934/07/25. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $177.4 mil, Deposits: $156.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bankshares, Inc.
  • Chambers Bank: Mena Branch at 300 Highway 71, branch established on 1994/03/21. Info updated 2008/12/08: Bank assets: $711.4 mil, Deposits: $589.0 mil, headquarters in Danville, AR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Chambers Bancshares, Inc.
  • Arvest Bank: Hickory Street Branch at 1608 Highway 71 North, branch established on 1934/06/01. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mena travel time to work - commute Mena mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mena city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.99%
Here: 59.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents51.3%9.2%6.4%4.6%4.3%
Congregations29.2%9.2%1.5%4.6%6.2%
NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurches of ChristPentecostal Church of GodAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.3%3.7%3.4%3.1%9.5%
Congregations3.1%12.3%4.6%4.6%24.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Polk County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

28.6%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$17,379$41,7100$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$52,929$37,3620$0
Police - Other 1$2,959$35,5080$0
Firefighters 3$8,513$34,05226$6,344
Streets and Highways 8$21,778$32,6670$0
Airports 1$3,546$42,5520$0
Health 1$3,000$36,0000$0
Sewerage 3$8,273$33,0920$0
Parks and Recreation 7$19,168$32,8590$0
Water Supply 8$21,401$32,1020$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,023$48,2765$1,071
Totals for Government 55$162,969$35,55731$7,415

Mena government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $1,567,000 ($273.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $506,000 ($88.42)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $18,890,000 ($3300.72)
    Water Utilities: $980,000 ($171.24)
    Police Protection: $818,000 ($142.93)
    Sewerage: $489,000 ($85.44)
    Regular Highways: $474,000 ($82.82)
    Central Staff Services: $324,000 ($56.61)
    Air Transportation: $190,000 ($33.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000 ($32.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $175,000 ($30.58)
    General Public Buildings: $144,000 ($25.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $134,000 ($23.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $44,000 ($7.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $473,000 ($82.65)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections - Other: $93,000 ($16.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $71,000 ($12.41)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($6.99)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($4.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($2.27)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,707,000 ($1696.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $323,000 ($56.44)

Mena government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $18,890,000 ($3300.72)
    Sewerage: $508,000 ($88.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($2.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,237,000 ($216.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $644,000 ($112.53)
    All Other: $35,000 ($6.12)
    Highways: $27,000 ($4.72)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $455,000 ($79.50)
    General Revenue, NEC: $125,000 ($21.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $118,000 ($20.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,653,000 ($288.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $273,000 ($47.70)
    All Other: $265,000 ($46.30)
    General Local Government Support: $131,000 ($22.89)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($1.75)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,341,000 ($234.32)
    Public Utilities Sales: $236,000 ($41.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $171,000 ($29.88)
    Property: $100,000 ($17.47)
    Other License: $17,000 ($2.97)

Mena government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,018,000 ($3672.55)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,681,000 ($2914.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,160,000 ($901.63)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $823,000 ($143.81)

Mena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,110,000 ($368.69)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,777,000 ($1533.64)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,000 ($11.18)

5.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sevier County, AR  0.38% ($24,833 average AGI)
from Sebastian County, AR  0.26% ($18,938)
from Scott County, AR  0.19% ($23,750)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sebastian County, AR  0.43% ($32,630 average AGI)
to Sevier County, AR  0.40% ($26,360)
to Garland County, AR  0.33% ($56,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mena:

  • KENA (1450 AM; 1 kW; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mena:

  • KENA-FM (102.1 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K203BO (88.5 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIV ARKANSAS)
  • KQOR (105.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K217EW (91.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KPRV-FM (92.5 FM; HEAVENER, OK; Owner: LEROY BILLY)
  • KDQN-FM (92.1 FM; DE QUEEN, AR; Owner: JAY W. BUNYARD & ANNE W. BUNYARD)
  • KKBI (106.1 FM; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: J.D.C. RADIO, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Mena, Arkansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 25
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 43
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Arkansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 79
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 120
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 204
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
See more detailed statistics of Mena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mena)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Mena, AR)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (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: 136 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mena)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Mena)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 63 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 67
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Mena

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mena, AR
Most common first names in Mena, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William15478.8 years
John15276.9 years
James14874.2 years
Mary12180.2 years
Charles8174.7 years
Robert8074.1 years
George6375.0 years
Henry4179.5 years
Joseph4078.9 years
Ruby3879.5 years
Most common last names in Mena, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis6976.4 years
Smith6875.7 years
Johnson4776.7 years
Miller3777.5 years
Jones3777.4 years
Williams3573.7 years
Standridge3377.5 years
Bates3375.4 years
Brown3173.5 years
Lewis3079.7 years
Businesses in Mena, AR
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway2
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS6
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
New Balance1

Mena on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 5,000+)"
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