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0.32% decline
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10.3% decline
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The economy of Mena, AR employs 1,987 people. The economy of Mena, AR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Construction, which employ respectively 3.71; 3.19; and 2.08 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mena, AR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (452), Retail trade (353), and Construction (241), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($40,625), Transportation & Warehousing ($39,118), and Utilities ($29,792).

Median household income in Mena, AR is $29,471. Males in Mena, AR have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $27,699. The income inequality of Mena, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.423 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Mena, AR. In Polk County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,651. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Mena, AR is from the county of Polk County, AR.

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Mena, AR is home to a population of 5,674 people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mena, AR is composed of 5,319 White residents (93.7%), 148 Two+ residents (2.61%), 72 Native residents (1.27%), 66 Asian residents (1.16%), and 61 Hispanic residents (1.08%). The most common foreign languages in Mena, AR are German (30 speakers), Spanish (8 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers), but compared to other places, Mena, AR has a relative high number of German (30 speakers), Spanish (8 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Mena, AR awarded 222 degrees. The student population of Mena, AR is skewed towards females, with 54 male students and 168 female students. Most students in Mena, AR are White (198 and 89.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9 and 4.05%), American Indian (7 and 3.15%), and Two or more races (4 and 1.8%). The largest universities in Mena, AR by number of graduates are Rich Mountain Community College (222 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Mena, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 and 11.7%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (20 and 9%), and General Studies (19 and 8.56%). The median tuition costs in Mena, AR are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mena, AR is $79,400, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $80,000 to $79,400, a 0.75% increase. The homeownership rate of Mena, AR is 66.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Mena, AR have an average commute time of 14 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mena, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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