Helena-West Helena is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 11,109 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Helena-West Helena is the 33rd largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities, Helena-West Helena isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Helena-West Helena are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Helena-West Helena is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Helena-West Helena who work in sales jobs (13.74%), office and administrative support (13.07%), and teaching (10.43%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.87 minutes getting to work every day.
The rate of college-level education in Helena-West Helena is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.70% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Helena-West Helena in 2010 was $15,070, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $60,280 for a family of four. Helena-West Helena also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 44.23% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Helena-West Helena is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Helena-West Helena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Helena-West Helena residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Helena-West Helena include English, African, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Helena-West Helena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.