The City of Helena-West Helena had a population of 8,976 as of July 1, 2022. Helena-West Helena ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Helena-West Helena is located at latitude 34.5291 and longitude -90.59 in Phillips County. The formal boundaries for the City of Helena-West Helena encompass a land area of 13.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Phillips County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 194 feet.
The City of Helena-West Helena has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Helena-West Helena: Helena, West Helena.
|Total Population||8,976 (100%)|
|Population in Households||8,769 (97.7%)|
|Population in Families||6,996 (77.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||207 ( 2.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$27,624|
|Average Household Income||$50,296|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,958|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,791 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,571 (32.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,175 (45.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,044 (21.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$81,680|
|Average Home Value||$107,255|
|Housing Affordability Index3||165|
|Average Household Size||2.34|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.42%|
|Per Capita Income||2.25%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.68%|
The table below compares Helena-West Helena to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 42||93rd|
|Population Density||# 134||79th|
|Median Household Income||# 611||2nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 263||42nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 546||13th|
|Diversity Index||# 246||61st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.