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Helena is a city in Phillips County, in the West Helena metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the daughter of settler Sylvanus Phillips

The latitude of Helena is 34.529N. The longitude is -90.591W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 197 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,817.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$18,662
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Helena demographic reports
Helena is on the Mississippi River
Major river port. Site of Confederate defeat in 1863 Civil War battle
Well-known residents have included:
· Sonny Boy Williamson, blues musician
Local festivals include:
  • Warfield Music Festival - April 25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Helena web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Saint Francis National Forests, Helena Reach River Park
Scenic roads: Crowley's Ridge Parkway, Great River Road
Wildlife: Ducks, herons and woodpeckers inhabit the White River National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Almer Store, Bathhouse Row, Delta Cultural Center, Phillips County Museum
Colleges and universities: Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Helena occupies one of the prettiest situations on the river.
-- Life on the Mississippi
Mark Twain

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Helena demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Phillips County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72390 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Helena residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Helena ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Helena was $13,028, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Helena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Helena include Beech Street Historic District, Cherry Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Helena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $187.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $792.


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Libraries in Helena include Phillips County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Helena include Helena Daily World

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Phillips County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Helena political report.

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The average commute time for Helena workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ Helena occupies one of the prettiest situations on the river. ”
~ Life on the Mississippi
Mark Twain

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