Mena, AR

Census Place

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2022 Population
5,605
0.373% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.5
7.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.8%
30.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,288
21.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$110,700
25.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,415
2.94% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mena, AR had a population of 5.61k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $53,288. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mena, AR declined from 5,626 to 5,605, a −0.373% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,750 to $53,288, a 21.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mena, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%), White (Hispanic) (1.66%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.43%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%).

None of the households in Mena, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Mena, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mena, AR are University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain (462 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Mena, AR was $110,700, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Mena, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Mena, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mena, AR is home to a population of 5.61k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.6% of Mena, AR residents were born outside of the country (146 people).

In 2022, there were 33.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.14k people) in Mena, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 155 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 93 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Mena, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mena, AR was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mena, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.14k ± 152
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    155 ± 77.1
  3. White (Hispanic)
    93 ± 70
3.51%
Hispanic Population
197 people

In 2022, there were 33.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.14k people) in Mena, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 155 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 93 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.51% of the people in Mena, AR are hispanic (197 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
146 people
2.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
165 people

As of 2022, 2.6% of Mena, AR residents (146 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mena, AR was 2.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    219 ± 93
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    29 ± 35
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    10 ± 33

Mena, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 7.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mena, AR employs 2.42k people. The largest industries in Mena, AR are Retail Trade (466 people), Manufacturing (371 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (327 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($59,417), Public Administration ($56,779), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,375).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.42k
2022 Value
± 390
2.94%
1 Year growth
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mena, AR grew at a rate of 2.94%, from 2.35k employees to 2.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mena, AR, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (259 people), Production Occupations (239 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (232 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mena, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.42k
2022 Value
± 390
2.94%
1 Year growth
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mena, AR grew at a rate of 2.94%, from 2.35k employees to 2.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mena, AR, are Retail Trade (466 people), Manufacturing (371 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (327 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mena, AR, though some of these residents may live in Mena, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,843
Median earning men ± $8,933
$30,167
Median earning women ± $13,656

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($125,815), Manufacturing ($57,583), and Construction ($41,324).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($75,474), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,420), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($18,036).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Mena, AR awarded 462 degrees. The student population of Mena, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 254 male students and 425 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mena, AR are White (357 and 80.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (53 and 11.9%), Two or More Races (12 and 2.7%), and Black or African American (8 and 1.8%).

The largest universities in Mena, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain (462 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mena, AR are General Studies (166 and 35.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (66 and 14.3%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (29 and 6.28%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 679 students enrolled in Mena, AR, 37.4% men and 62.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 553 records, of which 64.9% were women and 35.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 66 degrees awarded
  2. 61 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mena, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 66 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Mena, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
462 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain with 462 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 152 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mena, AR, which is 0.49 times less than the 310 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 357 degrees mean that there were 6.74 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 53 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,376) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,344) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mena, AR was $110,700 in 2022, which is 0.393 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $88,400 to $110,700, a 25.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Mena, AR is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mena, AR have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mena, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$110,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,967
$1,559
Median Property Taxes
±$269

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mena, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2022
72.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.4% of the housing units in Mena, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9504
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$53,288
Median Household Income
± $6,443
2.21k
Number of Households
± 339

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.21k households in Mena, AR grew to $53,288 from the previous year's value of $43,750.

The following chart displays the households in Mena, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mena, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (14.6%)
  3. Walked (3.5%)

In 2022, 79.6% of workers in Mena, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.6%) and those who walked to work (3.5%).

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mena, AR have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.965% of the workforce in Mena, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mena, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mena, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mena, AR (974 out of 5.47k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mena, AR is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84.7% of the population of Mena, AR has health coverage, with 24.1% on employee plans, 32.2% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Polk County, AR see 1248 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.66% decrease from the previous year (1337 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2190 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1095 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,248 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Polk County, AR

Primary care physicians in Polk County, AR see an average of 1,248 patients per year. This represents a 6.66% decrease from the previous year (1,337 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Polk County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 24.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.4% were men and 56.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.3%
Uninsured
24.1%
Employer Coverage
32.2%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
2.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mena, AR grew by 2.72% from 14.9% to 15.3%.

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