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Helena, West Helena Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Helena, West Helena Area is 20,847. The Helena, West Helena Area population density is 28.66 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 55.42 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Helena, West Helena Area is black, which represent 61.92% of the total population. The average Helena, West Helena Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 20,847. #848

Population Density, #746

Helena, West Helena Area
28.66 per square mile
55.42 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:7,606 (36.48%, #856)
Black:12,908 (61.92%, #8)
Hispanic:312 (1.50%, #795)
Asian:25 (0.12%, #850)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):17 (0.08%, #841)
One Race, Other:13 (0.06%, see rank)
Two or More Races:278 (1.33%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

17,387 (83.40%) out of the total population of 20,847 reported first ancestry.

 Helena, West Helena Area% of the Total PopulationArkansasU.S.
Arab340.16%, see rank0.19%0.56%
Czech330.16%, see rank0.24%0.47%
Danish30.01%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch1820.87%, see rank1.47%1.40%
English6583.16%, see rank9.84%8.02%
French2070.99%, see rank2.22%3.34%
German8364.01%, see rank10.98%15.03%
Greek50.02%, see rank0.11%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.11%0.46%
Irish1,2245.87%, see rank11.33%10.80%
Italian770.37%, see rank1.56%5.52%
Norwegian20.01%, see rank0.47%1.42%
Polish470.23%, see rank0.80%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.11%0.44%
Russian80.04%, see rank0.16%0.92%
Scotch-Irish850.41%, see rank1.24%0.99%
Scottish460.22%, see rank1.68%1.72%
Subsaharan African5432.60%, see rank0.26%0.95%
Swedish380.18%, see rank0.55%1.27%
Swiss2561.23%, see rank0.19%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.05%0.31%
American8664.15%, see rank11.48%7.12%
Welsh1080.52%, see rank0.44%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 9,839 (47.20%, see rank)
Females: 11,008 (52.80%, see rank)

Helena, West Helena Area
Male: 47.20%
Female: 52.80%
Male: 49.11%
Female: 50.89%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Helena, West Helena Area
37.60 years old
37.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Helena, West Helena Area
34.60 years old
36.20 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Helena, West Helena Area
40.10 years old
38.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Helena, West Helena Area% of the Total PopulationArkansasU.S.
Under 5 years1,6317.82%, see rank6.57%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,5067.22%, see rank6.79%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,6077.71%, see rank6.69%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,6297.81%, see rank6.79%6.85%
20 to 24 years1,2776.13%, see rank6.98%7.13%
25 to 34 years2,30611.06%, see rank12.96%13.47%
35 to 44 years2,13310.23%, see rank12.46%12.96%
45 to 54 years2,79013.38%, see rank13.42%14.09%
55 to 64 years2,75113.20%, see rank12.32%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,8368.81%, see rank8.54%7.64%
75 to 84 9424.52%, see rank4.67%4.25%
85 years and over4392.11%, see rank1.79%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Helena, West Helena AreaArkansasU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population13,197, 100%1,949,963209,056,129
Less Than High School3,332, 25.25%, see rank15.70%13.67%
High School Graduate3,922, 29.72%, see rank35.00%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree4,247, 32.18%, see rank28.65%29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,111, 8.42%, see rank13.50%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree585, 4.43%, see rank7.14%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.28, see rank12.9913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Helena, West Helena Area ArkansasU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten86492.82%7.18%81.08%18.92%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,59394.87%, see rank5.13%, see rank92.72%7.28%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,36594.07%, see rank5.93%, see rank92.62%7.38%90.60%9.40%
College1,03196.90%, see rank3.10%, see rank86.04%13.96%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School7462.16%, see rank37.84%, see rank78.45%21.55%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Helena, West Helena AreaArkansasU.S.
Total Households8,291, 100%1,132,488116,211,092
Average Household Size2.49, see rank2.532.63
1 Person Households2,670, 32.20%, see rank27.86%27.57%
2 or More Person Households5,621, 67.80%, see rank72.14%72.43%
Family Households (Families)5,322, 64.19%, see rank67.25%66.22%
Average Family Size3.25, see rank3.173.32
Married-Couple Family2,764, 33.34%, see rank49.27%48.42%
Nonfamily Households2,969, 35.81%, see rank32.75%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Helena, West Helena Area%ArkansasU.S.
15 Years and Over Total16,103see rank2,356,007252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over7,294100%, see rank1,144,409123,281,364
Never Married2,77538.04%, see rank30.23%35.77%
Married3,39746.57%, see rank54.83%52.04%
Widowed3084.22%, see rank2.83%2.57%
Divorced81411.16%, see rank12.11%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over8,809100%, see rank1,211,598129,692,771
Never Married3,06334.77%, see rank23.78%29.48%
Married3,23336.70%, see rank51.65%49.19%
Widowed1,15313.09%, see rank10.70%9.16%
Divorced1,36015.44%, see rank13.87%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Helena, West Helena Area%ArkansasU.S.
Native20,66899.14%, see rank95.39%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence16,14477.44%, see rank61.30%58.73%
Born in Different State4,48921.53%, see rank33.43%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
350.17%, see rank0.66%1.42%
Foreign Born1790.86%, see rank4.61%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship900.43%, see rank1.37%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship890.43%, see rank3.24%7.09%
Born In Europe320.15%, see rank0.34%1.53%
Born In Asia250.12%, see rank1.03%3.82%
Born In Africa50.02%, see rank0.07%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.14%0.07%
Born In Latin America1170.56%, see rank2.94%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.09%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Helena, West Helena Area%ArkansasU.S.
English8,05097.09%, see rank92.82%79.39%
Spanish1401.69%, see rank4.77%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages500.60%, see rank1.16%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages250.30%, see rank1.04%3.36%
Other260.31%, see rank0.21%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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