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Mena is a city in Polk County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named after Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands; another says it was named for the mother of railroad investor John A. DeGoeijen.
The latitude of Mena is 34.586N. The longitude is -94.239W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,171 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,603.
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14% of Mena residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mena ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mena was $14,710, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Mena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Mena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $281. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $562.
Libraries in Mena include Polk County Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mena political report.
The average commute time for Mena workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Mena, ARPros: Low crimes, low taxes
Cons: dry county
This is a good place to retire
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