Mena, Arkansas Population 2024

5,581

Mena is a city located in Polk County Arkansas. Mena has a 2024 population of 5,581. It is also the county seat of Polk County.Mena is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually but its population has increased by 0.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,573 in 2020.

The average household income in Mena is $76,330 with a poverty rate of 17.8%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mena is 38.5 years, 37.9 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Mena Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mena was:

  • White: 93.38%
  • Two or more races: 4.19%
  • Native American: 1.18%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • Black or African American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
810.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.14% (8)
The current population of Mena, Arkansas is 5,581 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,573.

Mena, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,23493.38%
Two or more races2354.19%
Native American661.18%
Asian340.61%
Other race240.43%
Black or African American120.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mena Population by Race

Mena Population Pyramid 2024

Mena Median Age

38.5

Total

37.9

Male

42.1

Female

Mena Adults

There are 4,489 adults, (1,071 of whom are seniors) in Mena.

Mena Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mena Sex Ratio

Female3,00253.56%
Male2,60346.44%

Mena Population by Age

Mena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2142.4770.429.6
Non Family1,0781.1370.829.2
Married8873.5473.626.4
Female2103.8649.550.5
Male397.331000
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3.55

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mena 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

Mena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mena Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 62.14%.

Mena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,882

Average Earnings

$39,250

Average Male

$38,391

Average Female

Mena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mena Language

97.53% of Mena residents speak only English, while 2.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

Mena Language

Mena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,03593318.53%
Multiple2263917.26%
Hispanic1882513.3%
Black3266.67%
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17.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.78%

Male Poverty Rate

20.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mena is Black, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mena is Hispanic, with 13.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.08%.

Mena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.45%
High School15.83%
Some College9.91%
Bachelors or Greater4.03%
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Mena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed49.29%
Female Unemployed29.45%
Female Employed15.25%
Male Employed6.45%
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Mena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Mena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mena Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

291

Number of Veterans

291

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Mena Veterans by War

count

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Mena Veterans by Age

count

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Mena Veterans by Race

Mena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mena 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

54.15%

Born in Mena

97.4%

Native Born

2.6%

Foreign Born

2.18%

Non Citizen

0.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.4% of Mena residents were born in the United States, with 54.15% having been born in Arkansas. 2.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mena Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,536-9-0.16%
20285,545-9-0.16%
20275,554-9-0.16%
20265,563-9-0.16%
20255,572-9-0.16%
20245,581-9-0.16%
20235,590-9-0.16%
20225,599-9-0.16%
20215,608350.63%
20205,573851.55%
20195,488-35-0.63%
20185,523-59-1.06%
20175,582-15-0.27%
20165,597-24-0.43%
20155,621-27-0.48%
20145,648-32-0.56%
20135,680-32-0.56%
20125,712-22-0.38%
20115,734-23-0.4%
20105,7571202.13%
20005,6371622.96%
19905,4753216.23%
19805,15462413.77%
19704,5301423.24%
19604,388-57-1.28%
19504,44593526.64%
19403,51039212.57%
19303,118-323-9.39%
19203,441-512-12.95%
19103,95353015.48%
19003,423
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Mena Population by Year