Found within zip codes: 72342
Popular real estate near Helena-West Helena, AR (City Center)
Median real estate prices in the City Center of Helena-West Helena are $71,582, which is less expensive than 70.3% of Arkansas neighborhoods and 89.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Helena-West Helena City Center are currently $288, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 91.2% of Arkansas neighborhoods.
Helena-West Helena City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.
Real estate in the City Center of Helena-West Helena, AR is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Helena-West Helena City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 29.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 94.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood has more Belgian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 3.3% have African ancestry.Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood has more single mother households than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America. The Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (57.1%) than found in 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 63.6% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.The Neighbors The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Helena-West Helena are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 57.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place. In the Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood, 29.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.0%), and 16.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco. In the City Center neighborhood in Helena-West Helena, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (3.7%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (3.3%) , and residents who report African roots (3.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (2.9%) , along with some German ancestry residents (2.2%), among others.The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households.Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (63.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (86.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$71,582|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Very low cost relative to AR, very low cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Suburban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Single-family homes, some Small apartment buildings, some Complexes/high rise apartments and a few Mobile homes|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms), some Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999), some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969) and some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mixed owners & renters|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Quiet and Hip & Trendy|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Mixed ages, some Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Seniors (people 65 and over) and some Families with children (family households with school-aged children)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 2 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Low income (among the 15% lowest income communities in America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Manufacturing & Laborers, some Executive, managerial & professional, some Sales & Service workers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Government employees|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly Black, some White (non-Hispanic), some Irish ancestry, some Italian ancestry, some Hispanic and some Mexican|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
KIPP:DELTA COLLEGIATE HIGH SCH
320 MISSOURI ST, HELENA, AR 72342
KIPP DELTA ELEM LITERACY ACAD
210 CHERRY ST, HELENA, AR 72342
KIPP:DELTA COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL
215 CHERRY ST, HELENA, AR 72342
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
2,377 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||6.0||64.8|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||0.4||1.4|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.0||0.7|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||99.2||60.5|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||9.4|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||57.1|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO AR*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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National Median 3.9
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in Helena-West Helena 1 in 68
in Arkansas 1 in 208
National Median 29.1
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in Helena-West Helena 1 in 14
in Arkansas 1 in 27
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