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The City of Mena had a population of 5,563 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Mena, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,563
Daytime Population: Workers 5,376
Daytime Population: Residents 3,475
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,851
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 5,438
Population in Familes 4,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density2 829
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $35,344
Average Household Income $48,564
Per Capita Income $21,263


Total Housing Units 2,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,648 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 774 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $99,802
Average Home Value $115,003


Total Households 2,422
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,522
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.42% -0.46%
Households -0.46% -0.47%
Families 0.05% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2017 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 # 58 89th
Population Density # 114 79th
Diversity Index # 333 39th
Median Household Income # 343 37th
Per Capita Income # 229 58th

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