Mena, AR (City Center)




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About Mena, AR (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Mena is $87,304, which is less expensive than 61.8% of Arkansas neighborhoods and 61.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Mena City Center is currently $769, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 55.9% of Arkansas neighborhoods.

Mena City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Mena, Arkansas.

Real estate in the City Center of Mena, AR is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Mena City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 82.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Mena City Center neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

Astoundingly, the City Center neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Mena neighborhood.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Mena are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 82.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 53.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.3% 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 Mena City Center neighborhood, 28.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.3%), and 20.8% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Mena, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.3%), and residents who report English roots (8.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (7.9%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Mena City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Mena City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (81.3%) 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 (14.4%) . 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. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Mena 0.101011101001110
Arkansas 5.21
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Mena 0.101011101001110
Arkansas 32.51
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Mena 0.101011101001110
Arkansas 20

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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MENA SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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
Louise Durham Elem. School
106 N Reine St
Mena, AR, 71953
PK-02
Mena High School
700 S Morrow St
Mena, AR, 71953
09-12
Holly Harshman Elem. School
1000 Geyer Dr
Mena, AR, 71953
03-05
Mena Middle School
320 R Mena St
Mena, AR, 71953
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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OUACHITA RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Arkansas

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Better than of AR school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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
Acorn Elementary School
143 Polk 96
Mena, AR, 71953
PK-05
Acorn High School
143 Polk 96
Mena, AR, 71953
06-12
Oden High School
135 School Dr
Oden, AR, 71961
07-12
Oden Maddox Elementary School
135 School Dr
Oden, AR, 71961
KG-06

School District Enrollment By Group

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