71953 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Mena, AR (1.05%)
Counties: Polk County, AR (78.60%), Scott County, AR (21.40%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 14,271
Zip code population in 2010: 14,882
Zip code population in 2000: 14,295

Houses and condos: 7,271
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,354
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 71953: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 639.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 71953
Zip code 71953 (Mena, Arkansas) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.5% ($427)
Arkansas:

0.6% ($674)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $404 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $440 (0.5%)

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Males: 6,952  (48.7%)
Females: 7,319  (51.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 71953:

For population 15 years and over in 71953:

Zip code 71953 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 71953

  • Zip code 71953 races chart
    • 13,809White population
    • 38Black population
    • 221American Indian population
    • 90Asian population
    • 5Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 6Some other race population
    • 312Two or more races population
    • 401Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 5,218
Rural population: 9,052

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $86,200
71953:

$86,200
Arkansas:

$109,500



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in 71953 zip code as of May 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 71953 to the number of sex offenders is 508 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

47.1 years
Arkansas median age:

37.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Arkansas:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 71953, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $39,406 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,406
State:

$52,148

Salary/wage: $33,364 (reported on 76.9% of returns)
Here:

$33,364
State:

$41,669
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.7% for AGIs below $25k, 70.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 38.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,440 (reported on 29.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,440
Arkansas:

$1,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,843 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,843
State:

$20,675
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$6,542 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

+$6,542
State:

+$15,222
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,902 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

+$8,902
State:

+$9,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,573 (reported on 9.9% of returns)
71953:

$11,573
Arkansas:

$13,644
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,281 (24% of AGI, reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

$21,281
State:

$23,276

Here:

23.8% of AGI
State:

19.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 14.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,663 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$5,663
State:

$5,996
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,922 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
71953:

$5,922
State:

$7,941
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,344 (reported on 27.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,344
State:

$2,455
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 74.7%
Here:

75%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 70.3% for AGIs below $25k, 76.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 87.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 71953, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $29,504 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$29,504
State:

$39,270

Salary/wage: $25,924 (reported on 76.5% of returns)
Here:

$25,924
State:

$34,079
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 122.5% for AGIs below $10k, 68.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 41.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,928 (reported on 40.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,928
Arkansas:

$1,904
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,569 (reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,569
State:

$5,995
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$6,443 (reported on 17.8% of returns)
Here:

+$6,443
State:

+$10,430
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,593 (reported on 23.1% of returns)
Here:

+$6,593
State:

+$7,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.6% for AGIs below $10k, 9.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,374 (reported on 3.5% of returns)
71953:

$3,374
Arkansas:

$3,204
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,825 (24% of AGI, reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$16,825
State:

$18,389

Here:

24.3% of AGI
State:

21.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,637 (6% of AGI, reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

$4,637
State:

$4,725

Here:

6.3% of AGI
State:

5.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,020 (reported on 66.2% of returns)
71953:

$4,020
State:

$6,047
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,874 (reported on 28.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,874
State:

$1,909

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 75.3%
Here:

75%
State:

67%
(% for various income ranges: 69.9% for AGIs below $10k, 76.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 90.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$33,139
Arkansas:

$40,511
Mena, AR (71953) map Nearest zip codes: 71945, 72926, 71972, 71937, 72958, 71973.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

44.4%
Arkansas:

49.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.2%
Arkansas:

5.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,049
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,860


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 172 (122 now married, 50 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,509 (1,228 now married, 1,281 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 71953 with a mortgage: 1,995 (74 second mortgage, 61 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,560

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $905
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S268

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

20.5%
Whole state:

19.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

11.2%
Whole state:

11.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 71953: Rich Mountain Tower Recreation Area (A), High Point Camp (B), Eagle Gap Ranger Station (C), Lionsk Club Golf Course (D), Ouachita Country Club (E), Polk County Fairgrounds (F), Mena Ranger Station (G), Mena Work Center (H), Menna Visitor Information Station (I), Polk County Fairgrounds (J), Shady Grove Fire and Rescue (K), Shady Station Fire District 10 (L), Polk County Sheriff's Office (M), 18th West Judicial District Drug Task Force (N), Mena Police Department (O), Polk County Courthouse (P), Nella Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Acorn Fire Station District 6 (R), Big Fork Fire Department District 9 (S), Board Camp Station Fire District 8 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Northside Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 71953 include: Pleasant Grove Church (A), Piney Church (B), Alder Springs Church (C), Holly Springs Church (D), Board Camp Baptist Church (E), Board Camp Primitive Baptist Church (F), Haws Creek Church (G), Concord Baptist Church (H), Old Dallas Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Mount Gillian Cemetery (2), Mount Calvary Cemetery (3), McKinney Cemetery (4), Lower Big Fork Cemetery (5), Liberty Cemetery (6), Board Camp Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Faulkner Lake (A), Multipurpose Site One Reservoir (B), Ward Lake (C), Hillcrest Lake (D), Dairy Lake (E), Cox Lake (F), Powell Lake (G), Ivey Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Terrapin Creek (A), Dry Branch (B), Dallas Creek (C), Collins Creek (D), Chances Creek (E), Carter Creek (F), Caney Creek (G), Calvin Branch (H), Bufram Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 71953 include: Lee McMillian Memorial Park (1), Queen Wilhelmina State Park (2), Janssen Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 972010 or later
  • 1,0402000 to 2009
  • 1,2571990 to 1999
  • 1,3581980 to 1989
  • 1,2351970 to 1979
  • 6261960 to 1969
  • 7031950 to 1959
  • 3781940 to 1949
  • 5771939 or earlier

Zip code 71953 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mena, AR (71953)

  • 47no bedroom
  • 2171 bedroom
  • 1,0782 bedrooms
  • 2,4833 bedrooms
  • 5364 bedrooms
  • 1945+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mena, AR (71953)

  • 61no bedroom
  • 2151 bedroom
  • 5052 bedrooms
  • 5153 bedrooms
  • 584 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Mena, AR (71953) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 73no vehicle
  • 1,2891 vehicle
  • 1,8582 vehicles
  • 1,0143 vehicles
  • 1614 vehicles
  • 1605+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Mena, AR (71953) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 148no vehicle
  • 6771 vehicle
  • 4212 vehicles
  • 883 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $564.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,200
71953:

$86,200
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,400 - $151,200

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 6.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 93.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,123

Size of family households: 2,140 2-persons, 796 3-persons, 620 4-persons, 229 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 130 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,754 1-person, 211 2-persons, 7 3-persons

1,823 married couples with children.
1,050 single-parent households (529 men, 521 women).

98.5% of residents of 71953 zip code speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% very well, 27% well, 21% not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 169 (1.2%)
(70.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.2%
Whole state:

4.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 40%Mexico
  • 27%Germany
  • 20%Canada
  • 10%Philippines
  • 4%Taiwan

Most common first ancestries reported in 71953 (%)

  • 26%Other groups
  • 9%Irish
  • 9%German
  • 8%American
  • 7%English
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
  • 2%Dutch

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 172010 or later
  • 122000 to 2009
  • 211990 to 1999
  • 309Before 1990

Zip code 71953 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 71953 marital status for males
Zip code 71953 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 45%Electricity
  • 20%Utility gas
  • 19%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13%Wood
  • 2%Other fuel
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 12,505. Population change in the 1990s: +1,790 (+14.3%).

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


56% of the 71953 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Arkansas.

92% of the 71953 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 66
Here:

4.2%
Arkansas:

8.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

1.2%
Arkansas:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

5.8%
Arkansas:

14.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 52,292Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 41,354Legal occupations
  • 40,179Education, training, and library occupations
  • 38,833Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 33,412Community and social service occupations
  • 33,400Material moving occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (MENA, AR):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 125 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 158 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 71953 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William15478.8 years
John15276.9 years
James14874.2 years
Mary12180.2 years
Charles8174.7 years
Robert8074.1 years
George6375.0 years
Henry4179.5 years
Joseph4078.9 years
Ruby3879.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 71953 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis6976.4 years
Smith6875.7 years
Johnson4776.7 years
Miller3777.5 years
Jones3777.4 years
Williams3573.7 years
Standridge3377.5 years
Bates3375.4 years
Brown3173.5 years
Lewis3079.7 years
Businesses in zip code 71953
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway2
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS6
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
New Balance1

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