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West Helena is a city in Phillips County.

The latitude of West Helena is 34.550N. The longitude is -90.641W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 256 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,062.


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Median household income
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$21,130
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Helena demographic reports
West Helena is near the Mississippi River
Nearby parks & recreation: Storm Creek Lake
Scenic roads: Great River Road

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2% of West Helena residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Helena ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Helena was $11,234, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of West Helena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Helena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $254.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $580.


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Libraries in West Helena include West Helena Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for West Helena workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in West Helena include Best Western.

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