72342 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 5,356
Zip code population in 2010: 5,532
Zip code population in 2000: 7,357

Houses and condos: 2,782
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,063
% of renters here:

54%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 72342: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 89.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 60 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.7% ($515)
Arkansas:

0.6% ($674)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $610 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $470 (0.6%)

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Males: 2,700  (50.4%)
Females: 2,656  (49.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 72342:

For population 15 years and over in 72342:

Zip code 72342 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Races in zip code 72342

  • Zip code 72342 races chart
    • 1,681White population
    • 3,735Black population
    • 6American Indian population
    • 15Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 26Two or more races population
    • 67Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 3,918
Rural population: 1,437

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $79,200
72342:

$79,200
Arkansas:

$109,500



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in 72342 zip code as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 72342 to the number of sex offenders is 447 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

30.5 years
Arkansas median age:

37.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Arkansas:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 72342, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $39,659 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,659
State:

$52,148

Salary/wage: $31,823 (reported on 83.5% of returns)
Here:

$31,823
State:

$41,669
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.7% for AGIs below $25k, 83.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 51.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,485 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,485
Arkansas:

$1,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $9,505 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

$9,505
State:

$20,675
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,383 (reported on 6.8% of returns)
Here:

+$4,383
State:

+$15,222
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,077 (reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

+$10,077
State:

+$9,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,255 (reported on 6.3% of returns)
72342:

$10,255
Arkansas:

$13,644
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 5.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $24,809 (24% of AGI, reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

$24,809
State:

$23,276

Here:

23.9% of AGI
State:

19.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $25k, 10.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $7,108 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

$7,108
State:

$5,996
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,715 (reported on 18.8% of returns)
72342:

$6,715
State:

$7,941
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $3,022 (reported on 42.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,022
State:

$2,455
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 72342, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,688 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,688
State:

$39,270

Salary/wage: $24,661 (reported on 86.3% of returns)
Here:

$24,661
State:

$34,079
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 96.1% for AGIs below $10k, 84.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 43.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,245 (reported on 27.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,245
Arkansas:

$1,904
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $5,189 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

$5,189
State:

$5,995
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,324 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
Here:

+$5,324
State:

+$10,430
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,147 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

+$12,147
State:

+$7,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,904 (reported on 2.5% of returns)
72342:

$3,904
Arkansas:

$3,204
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,918 (24% of AGI, reported on 17.7% of returns)
Here:

$19,918
State:

$18,389

Here:

23.5% of AGI
State:

21.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $6,330 (7% of AGI, reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

$6,330
State:

$4,725

Here:

7.1% of AGI
State:

5.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,769 (reported on 52.1% of returns)
72342:

$5,769
State:

$6,047
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,384 (reported on 46.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,384
State:

$1,909

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 76.0%
Here:

76%
State:

67%
(% for various income ranges: 72.4% for AGIs below $10k, 81.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 68.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 87.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$25,014
Arkansas:

$40,511
Helena-West Helena, AR (72342) map Nearest zip codes: 72390, 38631, 72355, 38630, 38617, 72374.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.1%
Arkansas:

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

7.3%
Arkansas:

5.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 710
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,259


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 154 (32 now married, 122 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 965 (265 now married, 700 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 72342 with a mortgage: 376 (1 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 530

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,024
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S381

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

38.6%
Whole state:

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

17.5%
Whole state:

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

6.7
State:

6.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5
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  • Notable locations in zip code 72342: Helena Country Club (A), Helena Casting Field Landing (B), Houston Landing (C), Phillips County Museum (D), Phillips County Courthouse (E), Helena City Hall (F), Estevan Hall (G), Delta Cultural Center (H), Helena Fire Department (I), Arkansas Street Fire Station (J), Helena Public Library (K), Phillips County Community Center (L), Fern Hill Fire Station (M), Pafford Emergency Medical Services - West Helena (N), Lake View Police Department (O), Helena Police Department (P), Phillips County Sheriff's Office (Q), Lakeview Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 72342 include: Bethlehem Church (A), Elaine Mission (B), First Baptist Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Morning Star Church (E), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (F), Saint Marys Church (G), Silver Cloud Church (H), Springdale Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1), Cooper Cemetery (2), New Jerusalem Cemetery (3), Salem Cemetery (4), Stephens Cemetery (5), Bethel Cemetery (6), Magnolia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Hornor Neck (A), Porter Lake (B), Long Lake (C), Old Town Lake (D), Long Lake (E), Brushy Lake (F), Heritage Hill Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Storm Creek (A), Sandy Branch (B), Westover Bayou (C), Porter Bayou (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 72342 include: Perry Street Historic District (1), Beech Street Historic District (2), Cherry Street Historic District (3), Eliza Miller Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 22010 or later
  • 612000 to 2009
  • 1221990 to 1999
  • 3401980 to 1989
  • 7741970 to 1979
  • 5821960 to 1969
  • 4111950 to 1959
  • 2431940 to 1949
  • 2471939 or earlier

Zip code 72342 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Helena-West Helena, AR (72342)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 832 bedrooms
  • 6423 bedrooms
  • 1524 bedrooms
  • 295+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Helena-West Helena, AR (72342)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 2491 bedroom
  • 4172 bedrooms
  • 3383 bedrooms
  • 224 bedrooms
  • 375+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Helena-West Helena, AR (72342) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 16no vehicle
  • 3111 vehicle
  • 3382 vehicles
  • 1813 vehicles
  • 564 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Helena-West Helena, AR (72342) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 319no vehicle
  • 5781 vehicle
  • 1052 vehicles
  • 613 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $548.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,200
72342:

$79,200
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,800 - $155,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $89,348
Here:

$89,348
State:

$153,111

Townhouses or other attached units: $135,561
Here:

$135,561
State:

$138,575

Mobile homes: $49,375
Here:

$49,375
State:

$52,675

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 22.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 81.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,130

Size of family households: 467 2-persons, 336 3-persons, 210 4-persons, 112 5-persons, 84 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 589 1-person, 99 2-persons, 9 3-persons

332 married couples with children.
936 single-parent households (74 men, 862 women).

94.9% of residents of 72342 zip code speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (40% very well, 60% well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 114 (2.1%)
(64.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.1%
Whole state:

4.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 23%Cuba
  • 19%Latvia
  • 17%Mexico
  • 11%Korea
  • 9%Austria
  • 9%Germany
  • 8%Vietnam

Most common first ancestries reported in 72342 (%)

  • 54%Other groups
  • 4%African
  • 4%American
  • 3%German
  • 3%Irish
  • 3%English
  • 2%French (except Basque)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 172010 or later
  • 802000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 73Before 1990

Zip code 72342 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 72342 marital status for males
Zip code 72342 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 20.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 11.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 65%Utility gas
  • 26%Electricity
  • 8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 9,515. Population change in the 1990s: -2,158 (-22.7%).

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


56% of the 72342 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Arkansas.

83% of the 72342 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 101
Here:

15.9%
Arkansas:

8.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 87
Here:

22.7%
Arkansas:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

14.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 70,486Business and financial operations occupations
  • 44,000Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 39,970Management occupations
  • 39,844Sales and related occupations
  • 38,500Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 35,125Education, training, and library occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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:

  • 105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 65 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in other group homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 72342 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17479.4 years
Willie12174.6 years
James11672.4 years
John11476.2 years
Robert8273.2 years
William6873.2 years
Henry5876.2 years
Annie5379.5 years
George4975.3 years
Frank4474.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 72342 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10175.0 years
Williams9773.4 years
Smith9175.3 years
Davis6573.8 years
Jones6474.0 years
Brown5676.6 years
Taylor3973.8 years
Jackson3877.0 years
White3873.6 years
Robinson3672.2 years
Businesses in zip code 72342
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1Toyota1
FedEx1U-Haul2

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