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West Helena, AR (Arkansas) Houses and Residents

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West Helena,AR index of house prices

Total population: 7,249 (All urban)

Houses: 4,313 (3,836 occupied: 1,736 owner occupied, 2,181 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

35%

Housing density: 971 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $54,777.

Median contract rent in 2016: $254 (lower quartile is $160, upper quartile is $330)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $447


Median gross rent in West Helena, AR in 2016: $377

Housing units in West Helena with a mortgage: 756 (46 second mortgage, 28 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 736


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West Helena, Arkansas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $70,253 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
West Helena:

$70,253
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,288 - $104,382

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,511
  • In family households: 18,238 (2,777 male householders, 2,835 female householders)
    2,928 spouses, 6,934 children (6,463 natural, 157 adopted, 314 stepchildren), 1,238 grandchildren, 293 brothers or sisters, 195 parents, 445 other relatives, 501 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,273 (1,331 male householders (1,140 living alone)), 1,548 female householders (1,413 living alone)), 394 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 246 (170 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: -1 2-persons, -1 3-persons, -1 4-persons, -1 5-persons, -1 6-persons, -1 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: -1 1-person, -1 2-persons, -1 3-persons, -1 4-persons, -1 5-persons, -1 6-persons, -1 7-or-more-persons.

3,205 married couples with children.
3,600 single-parent households (352 men, 3,248 women).

96.5% of residents of West Helena speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 54% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 252 (2.4%)
(62.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Helena, Arkansas:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 241 bedroom
  • 4772 bedrooms
  • 8993 bedrooms
  • 1694 bedrooms
  • 225+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to West Helena population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Helena, Arkansas:

  • 24no bedroom
  • 2331 bedroom
  • 7992 bedrooms
  • 5033 bedrooms
  • 584 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to West Helena population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in West Helena in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 113no vehicle
  • 6311 vehicle
  • 7142 vehicles
  • 1123 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to West Helena population

Cars and other vehicles available in West Helena in renter-occupied apartments

  • 599no vehicle
  • 7461 vehicle
  • 2232 vehicles
  • 413 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to West Helena population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West Helena, Arkansas:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 183 rooms
  • 2124 rooms
  • 4885 rooms
  • 4246 rooms
  • 2707 rooms
  • 1118 rooms
  • 689+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to West Helena population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Helena, Arkansas:

  • 151 room
  • 1022 rooms
  • 1223 rooms
  • 5514 rooms
  • 4865 rooms
  • 2086 rooms
  • 977 rooms
  • 368 rooms
  • 79+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to West Helena population

Year house built

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • West Helena, AR household income distribution

  • 646Less than $10,000
  • 396$10,000 to $14,999
  • 279$15,000 to $19,999
  • 202$20,000 to $24,999
  • 201$25,000 to $29,999
  • 269$30,000 to $34,999
  • 172$35,000 to $39,999
  • 215$40,000 to $44,999
  • 141$45,000 to $49,999
  • 216$50,000 to $59,999
  • 223$60,000 to $74,999
  • 145$75,000 to $99,999
  • 135$100,000 to $124,999
  • 59$150,000 to $199,999
  • 68$200,000 or more

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 261995 to March 2000
  • 291990 to 1994
  • 01985 to 1989
  • 51980 to 1984
  • 01975 to 1979
  • 161970 to 1974
  • 01965 to 1969
  • 49Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to West Helena population
West Helena commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 259
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 725
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 787
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 392
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 113
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 59
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 142
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 26
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 41
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 189
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 102
  • 90 or more minutes: 63
West Helena, AR Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 79.9%
Number of people working at home: 102 (2.8% of all workers)

West Helena mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,362 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 461 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 13 (0%)
  • Other means: 41 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 5,176
 Unclassified or not reported: 1,827
 United States or American: 610
 Irish: 252
 English: 187
 German: 111
 African: 111
 Dutch: 58
 French (except Basque): 50
 Scotch-Irish: 46
 Scottish: 46
 Ukrainian: 20
 Greek: 15
 Norwegian: 14
 Italian: 12
 Lebanese: 9
 European: 8
 South African: 7
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 6

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 16%Austria
  • 16%Taiwan
  • 14%India
  • 12%Germany
  • 11%Trinidad and Tobago
  • 6%Japan
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,850
  • Other state: 1,590
  • Northeast: 36
  • Midwest: 355
  • South: 1,078
  • West: 121

58% of West Helena residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Arkansas.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 115
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 23
  • 5th and 6th grade: 64
  • 7th and 8th grade: 135
  • 9th grade: 89
  • 10th grade: 75
  • 11th grade: 111
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 104
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 565
  • Less than 1 year of college: 122
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 227
  • Associate degree: 65
  • Bachelor's degree: 199
  • Master's degree: 27
  • Professional school degree: 30
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 82
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 31
  • 5th and 6th grade: 64
  • 7th and 8th grade: 172
  • 9th grade: 113
  • 10th grade: 170
  • 11th grade: 167
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 174
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 657
  • Less than 1 year of college: 231
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 384
  • Associate degree: 235
  • Bachelor's degree: 201
  • Master's degree: 98
  • Professional school degree: 12
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

West Helena marital status for males
West Helena marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,659
  • One, attached: 163
  • Two: 362
  • 3 or 4: 156
  • 5 to 9: 40
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • 20 to 49: 7
  • Mobile homes: 115

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,603

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.7%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in West Helena:

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

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 81
Here:

7.3%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 71
Here:

10.2%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

9.1%
Arkansas:

14.7%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)