Helena-West Helena, Arkansas Population 2024

8,240

Helena-West Helena is a city located in Phillips County Arkansas. Helena-West Helena has a 2024 population of 8,240. It is also the county seat of Phillips County.Helena-West Helena is currently declining at a rate of -3.69% annually and its population has decreased by -13.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,520 in 2020.

The average household income in Helena-West Helena is $43,280 with a poverty rate of 33.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Helena-West Helena is 38.4 years, 34.5 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Helena-West Helena Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Helena-West Helena was:

  • Black or African American: 73.89%
  • White: 21.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.72%
  • Asian: 0.98%
  • Other race: 0.42%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
13.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
629.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-13.45% (-1,280)
The current population of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas is 8,240 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,520.

Helena-West Helena, Arkansas Population 2024

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Helena-West Helena Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American6,99773.89%
White2,08221.99%
Two or more races2582.72%
Asian930.98%
Other race400.42%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Helena-West Helena Population by Race

Helena-West Helena Population Pyramid 2024

Helena-West Helena Median Age

38.4

Total

34.5

Male

41.2

Female

Helena-West Helena Adults

There are 6,819 adults, (1,727 of whom are seniors) in Helena-West Helena.

Helena-West Helena Age Dependency

86

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Helena-West Helena Sex Ratio

Female5,14554.33%
Male4,32545.67%

Helena-West Helena Population by Age

Helena-West Helena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,5952.5846.753.3
Non Family1,7181.2139.560.5
Female9264.4923.276.8
Married8613.1584.315.7
Male903.5266.733.3
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3.73

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

46.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Helena-West Helena Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Helena-West Helena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Helena-West Helena Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Helena-West Helena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,681

Average Earnings

$39,044

Average Male

$23,966

Average Female

Helena-West Helena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Helena-West Helena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Helena-West Helena Language

97.84% of Helena-West Helena residents speak only English, while 2.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.05% of the population.

Helena-West Helena Language

Helena-West Helena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black6,9632,77139.8%
White1,82830216.52%
Multiple2585722.09%
Asian932526.88%
Hispanic251228.76%
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33.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.96%

Male Poverty Rate

30.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Helena-West Helena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Helena-West Helena is Black, with 39.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Helena-West Helena is Hispanic, with 8.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.29%.

Helena-West Helena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.16%
High School29.69%
Some College24.19%
Bachelors or Greater16.86%
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Helena-West Helena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.14%
Male Unemployed29.12%
Female Employed23.59%
Male Employed15.98%
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Helena-West Helena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Helena-West Helena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Helena-West Helena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.2%

Male Marriage Rate

24.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Helena-West Helena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Helena-West Helena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Helena-West Helena Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Helena-West Helena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

380

Number of Veterans

363

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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Helena-West Helena Veterans by War

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Helena-West Helena Veterans by Age

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Helena-West Helena Veterans by Race

Helena-West Helena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

26.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

70.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Helena-West Helena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.3%

Employment Rate

16.4%

Unemployment Rate

Helena-West Helena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Helena-West Helena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Helena-West Helena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.5%

Born in Helena-West Helena

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

0.98%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.44% of Helena-West Helena residents were born in the United States, with 79.5% having been born in Arkansas. 0.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Helena-West Helena Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,660-316-4.53%
20286,976-316-4.33%
20277,292-316-4.15%
20267,608-316-3.99%
20257,924-316-3.83%
20248,240-316-3.69%
20238,556-316-3.56%
20228,872-316-3.44%
20219,188-332-3.49%
20209,520-765-7.44%
201910,285-138-1.32%
201810,423-308-2.87%
201710,731-236-2.15%
201610,967-273-2.43%
201511,240-220-1.92%
201411,460-258-2.2%
201311,718-162-1.36%
201211,880-385-3.14%
201112,265-157-1.26%
201012,4226,09996.46%
20006,323-1,168-15.59%
19907,491-2,107-21.95%
19809,598-817-7.84%
197010,415-1,085-9.43%
196011,5002642.35%
195011,2362,69031.48%
19408,5462302.77%
19308,316-796-8.74%
19209,1123403.88%
19108,7723,22258.05%
19005,5503616.96%
18905,1891,53742.09%
18803,652
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Helena-West Helena Population by Year