Income/capita 49%
Household income 61%
Unemployment 149%
IndexHelena-West HelenaArkansasNational
Income per capita$15,341$23,401$29,829
Median household income$21,653$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,276$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,702$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$21,658$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$19,775$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate11.6%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level42.8%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Helena-West Helena is 49% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Helena-West Helena is 61% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Helena-West Helena is 149% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Helena-West Helena is 183% higher than the national average

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      Helena-West Helena employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.6%3.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.6%0.5%
      Wholesale & retail services17.2%17.7%
      Public administration4.5%6.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities16.5%2.1%
      Education, health & social services16.6%41.2%

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      Tunica, MS1,249$44,55919%
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      Lula, MS287$22,50059%
      Lake View, AR448$19,00066%
      Friars Point, MS1,061$18,11067%
      Helena-West Helena, AR11,325$21,65361%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chalco, NE11,322$68,60724%
      Campbellsville, KY11,329$26,73352%
      Greentree, NJ11,319$113,929106%
      Lowes Island, VA11,316$152,241175%
      Yazoo City, MS11,336$20,03864%
      Helena-West Helena, AR11,325$21,65361%
      Source: The Helena-West Helena, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).