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About Helena-West Helena, AR (West Helena)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

West Helena median real estate price is $71,787, which is less expensive than 73.1% of Arkansas neighborhoods and 73.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in West Helena is currently $821, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 43.7% of Arkansas neighborhoods.

West Helena is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

West Helena real estate 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 West Helena neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

West Helena has a 13.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 68.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 19.2% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the West Helena neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (58.1%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the West Helena neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 59.5% 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 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary 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 West Helena 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 92.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 47.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the West Helena neighborhood, 41.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.9%), and 13.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the West Helena neighborhood in Helena-West Helena, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (9.9%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (9.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (2.0%), along with some German ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the West Helena neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.8% of households.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in West Helena neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (78.4%) 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 (19.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Helena-West Helena 0.101011101001110
Arkansas 5.21
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Arkansas 20

Neighborhood Public School Data

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HELENA/ W.HELENA SCHOOL DIST.


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Better than of AR school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AR Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Central High School
103 School Rd
West Helena, AR, 72390
07-12
Eliza Miller Elementary School
106 Miller Loop
West Helena, AR, 72390
04-06
Eliza Miller Primary School
106 Miller Loop
West Helena, AR, 72390
PK-03

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