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(Urban population: 8,464 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 101 (all nonfarm))

West Helena,AR index of house prices


Houses: 3,510 (3,215 occupied: 1,591 owner occupied, 1,624 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

51%
State:

31%

Housing density: 790 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $148,520.


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $310


Median gross rent in West Helena, AR in 2009: $493


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 2009: $68,347 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
West Helena:

$68,347
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,805 - $100,609

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $83,601
Here:

$83,601
State:

$146,298

Mobile homes: $12,700
Here:

$12,700
State:

$38,244

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,555
  • In family households: 7,402 (1,124 male householders, 1,087 female householders)
    1,174 spouses, 3,219 children (2,926 natural, 89 adopted, 204 stepchildren), 364 grandchildren, 76 brothers or sisters, 57 parents, 141 other relatives, 160 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,153 (360 male householders (311 living alone)), 675 female householders (615 living alone)), 118 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 827 2-persons, 524 3-persons, 429 4-persons, 236 5-persons, 110 6-persons, 85 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 926 1-person, 86 2-persons, 23 3-persons.

957 married couples with children.
1,445 single-parent households (87 men, 1,358 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: 125 (1.5%)
(56.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

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Rooms in houses/apartments in West Helena, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 212
  • 5 rooms: 488
  • 6 rooms: 424
  • 7 rooms: 270
  • 8 rooms: 111
  • 9 or more rooms: 68
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 102
  • 3 rooms: 122
  • 4 rooms: 551
  • 5 rooms: 486
  • 6 rooms: 208
  • 7 rooms: 97
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9 or more rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in West Helena, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 477
  • 3 bedrooms: 899
  • 4 bedrooms: 169
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 233
  • 2 bedrooms: 799
  • 3 bedrooms: 503
  • 4 bedrooms: 58
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in West Helena, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 113
  • 1 vehicle: 631
  • 2 vehicles: 714
  • 3 vehicles: 112
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 6
  • no vehicle: 599
  • 1 vehicle: 746
  • 2 vehicles: 223
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 43
  • 1990 to 1994: 58
  • 1980 to 1989: 403
  • 1970 to 1979: 871
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,171
  • 1950 to 1959: 525
  • 1940 to 1949: 175
  • 1939 or earlier: 264

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


West Helena, AR house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in West Helena, AR:

  • Less than $10,000: 60
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 30
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 69
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 65
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 56
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 60
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 63
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 113
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 118
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 176
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 156
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 113
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 121
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 210
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 111
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 33
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 18
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 0
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 0
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 7
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 0
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 5
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 0
  • $1,000,000 or more: 7
 


West Helena rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in West Helena:

  • Less than $100: 76 people
  • $100 to $149: 99
  • $150 to $199: 178
  • $200 to $249: 178
  • $250 to $299: 139
  • $300 to $349: 163
  • $350 to $399: 189
  • $400 to $449: 197
  • $450 to $499: 100
  • $500 to $549: 63
  • $550 to $599: 47
  • $600 to $649: 38
  • $650 to $699: 7
  • $700 to $749: 1
  • $750 to $799: 4
  • $800 to $899: 4
  • $900 to $999: 0
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 7
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 0
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 0
  • $2,000 or more: 0
  • No cash rent: 120
 

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 26
  • 1990 to 1994: 29
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 16
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 49


West Helena, AR Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 82.8%
Number of people working at home: 45 (1.5% of all workers)


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 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%)
 


West Helena, AR household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 772
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 472
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 313
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 223
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 214
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 250
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 184
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 194
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 116
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 169
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 162
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 83
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 53
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 0
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 17
  • $200,000 or more: 24
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 5176
 United States or American: 610
 Irish: 252
 English: 187
 Subsaharan African:: 118
 German: 111
 African: 111
 Dutch: 58
 French (except Basque): 50
 Scotch-Irish: 46
 Scottish: 46
 Ukrainian: 20
 Greek: 15
 Norwegian: 14
 Italian: 12
 Arab:: 9
 Lebanese: 9
 European: 8
 South African: 7
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 6


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



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


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

  • This state: 6850
  • Northeast: 36
  • Midwest: 355
  • South: 1078
  • 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


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 10.3%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 8.3%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 13.6%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 10.5%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $37,105
  • Black householders: $19,230
  • Asian householders: $33,393
  • Some other race householders: $43,302
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $43,586

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

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $79,814
  • Black or African American householders: $56,126
  • Asian householders: $44,207
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $82,982

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: $10,390


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

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 (Noninst.)


 

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