Mena, Arkansas 

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-0.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

71.9 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

6.7 / 6.5

summer / winter

United States / Arkansas / No Metro Area / Polk County / Mena / Zip Codes
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Best Places to Live in Mena, Arkansas

Living in Mena, AR is a unique experience. Situated in the Ouachita Mountains of West Central Arkansas, the city of Mena boasts beautiful scenery with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. It has all of the amenities of small-town life while still being close enough to larger cities like Fort Smith and Little Rock to offer entertainment and shopping options. The climate is mild throughout the year, with hot summers and cool winters, making it an ideal place for anyone who wants to enjoy all four seasons. The people are friendly, and there is a great sense of community within the city. All in all, Mena is a great place to live if you're looking for a peaceful town surrounded by nature.

State: Arkansas
County: Polk County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Mena
Zip Codes: 71953
Cost of Living: -28.1% lower

Mena, Ar Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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The unemployment rate in Mena is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Mena jobs have decreased by 0.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Mena's cost of living is 28.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Mena's Cost of Living

May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Mena, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 82.9% to 14.7%. More Voting Stats

Mena's population is 5,626 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 23.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Mena is $154,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 19.0%.

Mena public schools spend $10,273 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Mena. More Education

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Housing Market in Mena

It's a good time to buy in Mena. Home Appreciation is up 19.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Mena is $154,700.
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Reviews for Mena   4 Reviews
Nothing here... for anyone. - 5/29/2019
No jobs, nothing to do for retirees, nothing to do for teens or children. If you are not connected to local families you will never be accepted. Before even considering... Read More

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Mena is a great place to raise a family - 9/4/2012
I grew up in Mena, AR and left there when I joined the Marine Corps. I never used drugs, most of the guys were active in sports and there were NO TEENS pregnant at the... Read More

Best Retirement Small Town - 5/18/2009
I read with astonishment the only review of Mena Arkansas, and I must disaggree. I moved here in 2005 from crowded and congested Florida and have never regretted the... Read More

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