West Helena, Arkansas

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Population in July 2007: 7,249.
Males: 3,237  (44.7%)
Females: 4,012  (55.3%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
Arkansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 72390.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,253 (it was $21,130 in 2000)
West Helena:

$25,253
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,218 (it was $11,234 in 2000)

West Helena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $63,087 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
West Helena:

$63,087
AR:

$109,500
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  • Races in West Helena, AR (2000)

    West Helena races chart
    • 5,68165.4%Black alone
    • 2,81532.4%White alone
    • 881.0%Hispanic
    • 470.5%Two or more races
    • 330.4%Asian alone
    • 200.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.05%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in West Helena: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (7.0%), Irish (4.2%), English (3.4%), German (1.7%), Subsaharan African (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 255 feet

Land area: 4.44 square miles.

Population density: 1,632 people per square mile   (low).

West Helena,AR real estate house value index trend

West Helena, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in West Helena:

  • High school or higher: 64.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Helena city:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

125 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Arkansas:

2.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in West Helena, Arkansas as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West Helena to the number of sex offenders is 483 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

West Helena city:  0.8% ($349)
Arkansas:  0.7% ($500)
West Helena satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $36,100
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $103,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.55 N, Longitude: 90.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -654 (-7.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,064 (36.2%)

West Helena household income distribution West Helena home values distribution

Crime rates in West Helena by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
Murders 3321013
per 100,000 21.923.416.58.40.08.225.9
Rapes 5121756816
per 100,000 36.493.8140.041.952.265.8138.0
Robberies 26234431202642
per 100,000 189.5179.7362.2260.0173.9214.0362.4
Assaults 2021762421746713087
per 100,000 1,472.51,375.01,992.31,459.6582.51,069.8750.6
Burglaries 475490564412422470347
per 100,000 3,462.63,828.14,643.13,456.13,668.93,867.72,993.7
Thefts 621466445340294431486
per 100,000 4,526.93,640.63,663.52,852.12,556.13,546.74,192.9
Auto thefts 51523415233113
per 100,000 371.8406.3279.9125.8200.0255.1112.2
Arson 11108671115
per 100,000 80.278.165.950.360.990.5129.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.3) 877.7897.21146.3786.6585.7780.5807.5

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

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).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Arkansas average:

1.96
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.4%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

West Helena-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 83% 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 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 77.6 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 147.1 miles away from West 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 98.7 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 99.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 112.5 miles away from West Helena 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Helena topographic map

Birthplace of: Jon Bradley - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Jan 13, 1981).

Hospitals and medical centers in West Helena:

  • PHILLIPS COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (SHIRLEY HICKS DRIVE-HWY 49 BYPASS)

Other hospitals and medical centers near West Helena:

  • CRESTPARK RETIREMENT HELENA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HELENA, AR)
  • CRESTPARK HELENA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HELENA, AR)
  • CRESTPARK OF HELENA-SKILLED (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HELENA, AR)
  • SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS HOSPICE-PHILLIPS COUNTY (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HELENA, AR)

Airports located in West Helena:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Helena:

  • Coahoma Community College (about 21 miles; Clarksdale, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,284)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 39 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 54 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 55 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Delta State University (about 56 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Rhodes College (about 57 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Mississippi (about 65 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)

Public high school in West Helena:

  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 696; Location: 103 SCHOOL RD; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high school in West Helena:

  • DESOTO SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 497 THUNDERBIRD DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Helena:

  • BEECH CREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 1020 PLAZA ST; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • WEST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 339 SOUTH ASHLAR; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • MILLER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 106 MILLER LOOP; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • WOODRUFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 805 CLEBURNE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in West Helena

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Notable locations in West Helena: West Helena City Hall (A), West Helena Public Library (B), West Helena Fire Department (C), West Helena Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Helena include: Church of God of Prophecy (A), First Assembly of God Church (B), West Helena United Methodist Church (C), West Helena Baptist Church (D), West Helena Church of the Nazarene (E), Faith Outreach Ministries (F), Church of God (G), Pettis Memorial Church (H), Antioch Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Polly Dots Cemetery (1), Odd Fellows Cemetery (2), Oak Grove Garden Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Helena include: East Park (1), West Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Delta Inn (1207 West Highway 49), Holiday Inn Motel (302 North Sebastian), Best Western Inn (1053 Highway 49 West), Motel 6 (1207 West Highway 49), Sands Motel (1086 West Highway 49).

Phillips 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 2011 was 52.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.4%
Whole state:  70.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  3.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

35.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

14.9%
Whole state:

6.6%
10 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

West Helena, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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West Helena compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Banks with branches in West Helena (2011 data):

  • Southern Bancorp Bank: Plaza Branch at 425 East Plaza Street, branch established on 1931/01/01; Round Branch at 432 N Sebastian, branch established on 1988/12/08. 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
  • Helena National Bank: West Branch at Highway 49, branch established on 1985/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $175.4 mil, Deposits: $149.9 mil, headquarters in Helena, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Helena Bancshares, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas: Barton Branch at 6011 Highway 49, branch established on 2001/10/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $355.0 mil, Deposits: $314.3 mil, headquarters in Forrest City, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Bancshares Of Eastern Arkansas, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Helena, Arkansas:

  • Best Western Inn, 1053 Hwy 49 W, West Helena, AR 72390 , Phone: (800) 884-8632
  • Motel 6, 1207 Hwy 49 W, West Helena, AR 72390 , Phone: (870) 572-7915, Fax: (870) 572-3757
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Helena, Arkansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.1
Arkansas average:

13.0

West Helena travel time to work - commute West Helena mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Helena city (based on Phillips County data)

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
Phillips County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Phillips County:

35.8%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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
Water Supply 9$20,236$26,9816$3,456

5.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($21,715 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
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 Pulaski County, AR  0.55% ($14,000 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.33% ($17,682)
from Tunica County, MS  0.27% ($14,722)


6.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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 Pulaski County, AR  1.05% ($27,214 average AGI)
to Craighead County, AR  0.36% ($21,625)
to Tunica County, MS  0.27% ($23,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in West 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)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West 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)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)
  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
West Helena fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of West Helena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

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
  • STATION, 5.5 Mi S Of (Lat: 34.463139 Lon: -90.602861), Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WNEH611
    Assigned Frequencies: 1980.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/2000, Expiration Date: 04/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 10/11/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (501) 377-5609
  • STATION, 5.5 Mi S Of (Lat: 34.463139 Lon: -90.602861), Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WNTB508
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.481 MHz, 928.481 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/20/2010, Expiration Date: 03/07/2020
    Registrant: Saic, Inc / Entergy Services, Inc, 425 West Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR 72203-0551, Phone: (501) 340-3116, Fax: (501) 340-3188, Email:
  • KIHW Studio, 756-A Hwy 49 (Lat: 34.555139 Lon: -90.674833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 16 m, Call Sign: WQKE382
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/16/2009, Expiration Date: 06/01/2020, Certifier: Clarence J Hoag
    Registrant: Munn-Reese, Inc., 385 Airport Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036, Phone: (517) 278-7339
  • WEST HELENA, 4 Mi W Of (Lat: 34.561750 Lon: -90.704528), Overall height: 66.4 m, Call Sign: WDU356
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/1995, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 10/09/1998
    Registrant: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, 100 N Tucker St Room 9 B 05, St Louis, MO 63101
  • Hwy 49w West Helena- Woodruff Elec Bldg (Lat: 34.514528 Lon: -90.638417), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WLG444
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/1986, Expiration Date: 06/01/2004
    Registrant: David Brown, 21 Stephen Hill, Atoka, TN 38004

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Thompson Robbins Field (Lat: 34.571222 Lon: -90.675944), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WHN9
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/13/1998, Expiration Date: 08/19/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2003
    Registrant: Crowley Ridge Aviation Inc, Helena West Helena Airport Comm, West Helena, AR 72390

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:

  • Fire: 43
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - West Helena

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Helena, AR
Most common first names in West Helena, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13471.2 years
Mary11475.9 years
John9173.4 years
William7271.5 years
Willie6275.0 years
Robert5367.1 years
George4772.7 years
Annie3677.4 years
Henry3477.9 years
Walter3372.6 years
Most common last names in West Helena, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams7968.7 years
Smith6772.2 years
Johnson6274.9 years
Jones6074.2 years
Brown5673.7 years
Thomas4470.8 years
Jackson4075.8 years
Davis4070.2 years
Taylor2764.8 years
King2571.2 years
Businesses in West Helena, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Payless1
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
KFC1Sears1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Subway1
McDonald's1T-Mobile1
Motel 61UPS1
Nike2Walmart1

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  • Shelley Kay Haynes (2)
  • John Wesley King, Jr. (1)
  • Shelley K. Haynes (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2015.