Helena-West Helena, AR


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Helena-West Helena, AR Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Helena-West Helena Housing Market Information

With a population of 11,109, 4,434 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $71,884, house prices in Helena-West Helena are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Helena-West Helena, accounting for 73.14% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Helena-West Helena include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 20.68%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.37%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 1.98%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Helena-West Helena are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 40.51% owning and 59.49% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Helena-West Helena built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Helena-West Helena built between 1940-1969 ( 43.72%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 6.35%). There's also some housing in Helena-West Helena built between 2000 and later ( 3.56%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Helena-West Helena. Fully 23.47% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Helena-West Helena homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Helena-West Helena real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Helena-West Helena Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Helena-West Helena have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 11.32%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Helena-West Helena house appreciation rate of 1.08%.

Over the last year, Helena-West Helena appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Helena-West Helena's appreciation rate has been 1.92%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Helena-West Helena were at 0.57%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.31%.

Notably, Helena-West Helena's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Arkansas, our data show that Helena-West Helena's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Arkansas.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Helena-West Helena, AR HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,056,000 0.3
$792,001 - $1,056,000 0.0
$528,001 - $792,000 0.5
$422,001 - $528,000 0.0
$317,001 - $422,000 2.8
$211,001 - $317,000 4.1
$106,001 - $211,000 18.1
$53,001 - $106,000 37.0
$0 - $53,000 37.1

Low for AR
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
95.1753615551262 78.8732394366197

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Helena-West Helena Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q2 - 2017 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q3
42.74% 2.03% 6 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$716 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 40.51
Renters 59.49
Vacant 23.47

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Helena-West Helena HOMES
2000 or Newer 3.6
1970 - 1999 46.4
1940 - 1969 43.7
1939 or Older 6.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Helena-West Helena HOMES
Single-Family 73.1
Townhomes 0.8
Small Apt. Buildings 20.7
Apt. Complexes 3.4
Mobile Homes 2.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Helena-West Helena HOMES
No Bedroom 0.81
1 Bedroom 9.68
2 Bedrooms 32.76
3 Bedrooms 45.60
4 Bedrooms 9.44
5 or more bedrooms 1.71

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