Helena is a former city in Phillips County in the U.S. state of Arkansas, United States. In 2000, Helena had 6323 inhabitants. It forms the eastern part of the city of Helena - West Helena, which was formed on 1 January 2006 by the merger with the City of West Helena. Up to this point Helena county seat of Phillips County was.
Helena geographical coordinates are 34 ° 32 ' N, 90 ° 36' W34.526111111111 - 90.601388888889 ( 34.526223, -90.601377 ).
According to the United States Census Bureau, Helena has a total area of 23.1 square kilometers, which accounts for all of it land.
At the time of the census of 2000, there were 6323 persons Helena. The population density was 274.3 people per km ². There were 2710 housing units at an average 117.6 per km ². The population consisted of 30.59 % White, 67.93 % African American, 0.13 % Native American, 0.60 % Asian, 0.13 % Pacific Islander, 0.60 % reported from other races and 0.17 % from two or more races. 0.59 % of the population to be Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Residents Helena distributed to 2312 households out of which 32.7 % were living in children under 18 years. 33.8 % married couples living together, 28.5 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3 % were non-families. 30.0 % of households were made up of individuals and someone lived in 13.4 % of all households aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size is 3.28 people.
The city population was spread out with 32.5 % under the, 10.0% 18-24 year olds, 22.1 % 25 -44- year-old, 20.0 % 45-64 year olds and 15.5 % under the age of 65 years or more. The average age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. In the over -18s accounted for 100 women, 75.5 men.
The median household income in Helena was 18,662 U.S. dollars and the median family income reached the height of 21,534 U.S. dollars. The average income of men was 27,203 U.S. dollars, compared to 17,250 U.S. dollars for women. The per capita income in Helena was 13,028 U.S. dollars. 41.4 % of the population and 38.4 % of families had affected an income below the poverty line, including 54.9 % of minors and 24.1 % of those age 65 or over.
Sons and daughters of the town
- John Maury Allin (1921-1998), clergyman
- Smokey Joe Baugh (1932-1999), pianist and country musician
- Red Holloway (1927-2012), blues and jazz saxophonist and singer
- Blanche Lincoln ( b. 1960 ), politician, U.S. Senator from Arkansas
- Robert Lockwood Jr. (1915-2006), blues guitarist and singer
- Leotis Martin (1939-1995), Heavyweight Boxer
- Robert Nighthawk (1909-1967), blues musician
- James Sallis ( born 1944 ), writer, poet, critic, editor, musician and translator
- Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (1936-2011), blues musician