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West Helena, Arkansas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $63,087 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
West Helena:

$63,087
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,983 - $94,208

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,555

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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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

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

  • 24no bedroom
  • 2331 bedroom
  • 7992 bedrooms
  • 5033 bedrooms
  • 584 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
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

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

  • 599no vehicle
  • 7461 vehicle
  • 2232 vehicles
  • 413 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
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

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

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

  • West Helena, AR household income distribution
  • 772Less than $10,000
  • 472$10,000 to $14,999
  • 313$15,000 to $19,999
  • 223$20,000 to $24,999
  • 214$25,000 to $29,999
  • 250$30,000 to $34,999
  • 184$35,000 to $39,999
  • 194$40,000 to $44,999
  • 116$45,000 to $49,999
  • 169$50,000 to $59,999
  • 162$60,000 to $74,999
  • 83$75,000 to $99,999
  • 53$100,000 to $124,999
  • 17$150,000 to $199,999
  • 24$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
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: 82.8%
Number of people working at home: 45 (1.5% 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
 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 (%):

  • 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:

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 by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 10.3%Males
  • 8.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.6%Males
  • 10.5%Females
West Helena marital status for males
West Helena marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,377

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in West Helena:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 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:

  • 76.2%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used

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)