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 2017: $26,521 (it was $21,130 in 2000)
West Helena:

$26,521
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,380 (it was $11,234 in 2000)

West Helena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $75,600 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
West Helena:

$75,600
AR:

$128,500
March 2019 cost of living index in West Helena: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in West Helena, AR (2000)
    • 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



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in West Helena, Arkansas as of February 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Helena is 290 to 1.


Crime rates in West Helena (using Helena-West Helena) by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(21.9)
3
(23.4)
2
(16.5)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
3
(25.9)
7
(61.3)
6
(54.0)
0
(0.0)
8
(75.4)
8
(76.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(36.4)
12
(93.8)
17
(140.0)
5
(41.9)
6
(52.2)
8
(65.8)
16
(138.0)
21
(184.0)
13
(117.1)
16
(146.8)
10
(94.3)
4
(38.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
26
(189.5)
23
(179.7)
44
(362.2)
31
(260.0)
20
(173.9)
26
(214.0)
42
(362.4)
27
(236.6)
26
(234.2)
18
(165.2)
15
(141.4)
19
(181.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
202
(1,473)
176
(1,375)
242
(1,992)
174
(1,460)
67
(582.5)
130
(1,070)
87
(750.6)
99
(867.6)
121
(1,090)
89
(816.7)
85
(801.2)
126
(1,203)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
475
(3,463)
490
(3,828)
564
(4,643)
412
(3,456)
422
(3,669)
470
(3,868)
347
(2,994)
264
(2,314)
205
(1,847)
181
(1,661)
167
(1,574)
160
(1,527)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
621
(4,527)
466
(3,641)
445
(3,663)
340
(2,852)
294
(2,556)
431
(3,547)
486
(4,193)
416
(3,646)
377
(3,396)
282
(2,588)
260
(2,451)
293
(2,797)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(371.8)
52
(406.3)
34
(279.9)
15
(125.8)
23
(200.0)
31
(255.1)
13
(112.2)
25
(219.1)
33
(297.3)
29
(266.1)
24
(226.2)
18
(171.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(80.2)
10
(78.1)
8
(65.9)
6
(50.3)
7
(60.9)
11
(90.5)
15
(129.4)
8
(70.1)
6
(54.0)
9
(82.6)
9
(84.8)
4
(38.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)877.5896.91146.0786.3585.5780.3807.3839.7778.9571.4655.2710.7

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City-data.com crime index in West Helena, AR

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
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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, Arkansas map

125 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Arkansas:

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

0.8% ($349)
Arkansas:

0.7% ($500)

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 )

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%)

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

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 West Helena, AR residents
Average permit cost in West Helena, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Historical population in West Helena, AR
Historical housing units in West Helena, AR
Most common industries in West Helena, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.6%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Chemicals (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Chemicals (8.6%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.8%)
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
Most common occupations in West Helena, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.2%)

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 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
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).
West Helena topographic map

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:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Helena:

  • ELIZA MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 106 MILLER LOOP, Grades: 4-6)
  • ELIZA MILLER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Location: 106 MILLER LOOP, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in West Helena

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in West Helena:

Marital status in West Helena, AR
  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West 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
Phillips County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Phillips County:

12.6%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.8%
Arkansas:

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

10.3%
Arkansas:

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

West Helena government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $295,000 ($40.70)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,336,000 ($460.20)
    Police Protection: $2,066,000 ($285.00)
    General - Other: $1,385,000 ($191.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,169,000 ($161.26)
    Water Utilities: $1,128,000 ($155.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $948,000 ($130.78)
    Regular Highways: $917,000 ($126.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $242,000 ($33.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $156,000 ($21.52)
    General Public Buildings: $108,000 ($14.90)
    Financial Administration: $67,000 ($9.24)
    Air Transportation: $57,000 ($7.86)
    Health - Other: $17,000 ($2.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $465,000 ($64.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($7.31)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($6.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($5.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000 ($4.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $348,000 ($48.01)

West Helena government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,256,000 ($311.22)
    Air Transportation: $65,000 ($8.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $28,000 ($3.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,459,000 ($339.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $272,000 ($37.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $255,000 ($35.18)
    General Revenue - Other: $229,000 ($31.59)
    Interest Earnings: $214,000 ($29.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,306,000 ($180.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $709,000 ($97.81)
    Other: $698,000 ($96.29)
    General Local Government Support: $295,000 ($40.70)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,368,000 ($464.62)
    Public Utilities Sales: $848,000 ($116.98)
    Property: $569,000 ($78.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $291,000 ($40.14)
    Other License: $103,000 ($14.21)

West Helena government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,273,000 ($1279.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,909,000 ($1229.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $364,000 ($50.21)

West Helena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,075,000 ($700.10)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,580,000 ($217.96)

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 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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of West Helena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.3mTotal length
  • 10,023Total average daily traffic
  • 99Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,033Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Helena)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in West Helena, AR)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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, 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:

21 (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:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 43
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Fire incident types in West Helena, AR

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Helena, AR
  • 76.9%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Helena, AR
  • 76.2%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used


West 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.

West Helena on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: cashiers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: cooks and food preparation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 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+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 (72390) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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