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Income/capita 38%
Household income 47%
Unemployment 28%
IndexMenaArkansasNational
Income per capita$18,441$23,401$29,829
Median household income$29,471$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$34,348$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,929$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$24,185$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$16,676$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level27.9%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mena is 38% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mena is 47% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mena is 28% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mena is 85% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $19,645$29,471$58,942
      City
      $28,221$42,336$84,672
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Mena median earnings by income bracket

      Mena employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry22.5%2.6%
      Manufacturing sector17.3%4.9%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%1.8%
      Wholesale & retail services22.1%16.8%
      Public administration2.2%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.2%0.0%
      Education, health & social services11.8%49.4%
      Other12.0%18.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cove, AR389$36,84833%
      Vandervoort, AR89$21,25062%
      Hatfield, AR396$20,51563%
      Mena, AR5,674$29,47147%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bath, NY5,674$33,55839%
      Ocean Shores, WA5,673$36,95033%
      Pana, IL5,673$36,21035%
      Las Flores, CA5,671$122,331121%
      Palm Springs North, FL5,671$73,06832%
      Mena, AR5,674$29,47147%
      Source: The Mena, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).