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.

Unlike some cities, Mena isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mena are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (17.37%), management occupations (10.20%), and sales jobs (10.16%).

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.

One of the benefits of Mena is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.61 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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.

In Mena, just 12.49% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mena in 2010 was $21,849, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,396 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 German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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

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