Mena, AR


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Mena is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 5,653 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mena is the 60th largest community in Arkansas.

Mena is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mena is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mena who work in office and administrative support (16.25%), sales jobs (12.42%), and management occupations (10.74%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Mena is worth considering.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mena spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.81 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Mena is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The rate of college-level education in Mena is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.97% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mena in 2010 was $21,149, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,596 for a family of four.

The people who call Mena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mena residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Mena include Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Mena is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.

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