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Mena, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Mena had a population of 5,615 as of July 1, 2018. Mena 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 Mena is located at latitude 34.5808 and longitude -94.2371 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mena (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Mena (GNIS ID: 2405069) 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.

The City of Mena is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.


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Mena, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,615
Population in Households 5,489
Population in Familes 4,299
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 837
Diversity Index3 20
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,399
Average Household Income $49,525
Per Capita Income $21,598

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,706 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 730 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $100,636
Average Home Value $118,585
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,436
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,518
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.26% -0.32%
Households -0.34% -0.36%
Families 0.01% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Mena, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mena to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 89th
Population Density # 112 79th
Diversity Index # 333 39th
Median Household Income # 334 38th
Per Capita Income # 267 51st

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