Helena, AR 72342 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 72342: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Helena, AR 72342

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Phillips County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.533, Longitude -90.601
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 404
  • PO Box Addresses: 196
  • Residential Addresses: 2,206
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 81
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,125

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 72342 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 72342 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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  3. Arkansas Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Helena, AR 72342 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Helena, AR 72342 Housing Affordability Index is 133
State of Arkansas Housing Affordability Index is 177
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Helena, AR 72342 Wealth Index is 44
State of Arkansas Wealth Index is 67
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,874
Population in Households 4,681
Population in Familes 3,699
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density 43
Diversity Index1 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,777
Average Household Income $45,637
Per Capita Income $18,082
Wealth Index3 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 800 (30.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,124 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 672 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $106,013
Housing Affordability Index2 133
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,924
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,164
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.82% -1.23%
Households -0.68% -1.12%
Families -0.98% -1.31%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Helena, AR 72342 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 72342 to the other 569 ZIP Codes in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 147 74th
Population Density # 186 67th
Diversity Index # 136 76th
Median Household Income # 546 4th
Per Capita Income # 503 12th

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