For population 25 years and over in West Helena:
For population 15 years and over in West Helena city:
125 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (55.0 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (373.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Helena-West Helena, AR (1.3 miles ), Helena, AR (1.7 miles ), Lexa, AR (2.7 miles ), LaGrange, AR (3.0 miles) , Lula, MS (3.4 miles ), Friars Point, MS (3.5 miles ), Rondo, AR (3.6 miles ), Lake View, AR (3.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.55 N, Longitude: 90.64 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: -654 (-7.5%)
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 West Helena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 20 (12 officers).
Work and jobs in West Helena: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West Helena, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West Helena-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/29/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the West Helena city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/29/1963, a category F3 tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:West 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 77.6 miles away from the city 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 98.7 miles away from West Helena 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 99.1 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 74.2 miles away from the city 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 93.1 miles away from West Helena 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 86.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Jon Bradley - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Jan 13, 1981).
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in West Helena and their reported violations in the past:LAKEVIEW-WABASH WATER ASSOC (Population served: 303, Groundwater):
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
10 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
West Helena compared to Arkansas state average:
Banks with branches in West Helena (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for West Helena city (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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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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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Helena)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:32 (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 West Helena, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:5
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Helena)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in West Helena)
FAA Registered Aircraft:47 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.