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Mena, Arkansas

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Welcome to Mena ...

The city of Mena is located in Polk County and is the County Seat for Polk County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Mena has a population of 5,571 people<1> (see below for details).

Mena is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Mena lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mena is within the boundaries of the (479) area code.

The ZIP code for Mena: 71953<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mena had a population of 5,737 people (which is 27.77% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Mena the county's most populous community.

The population of Mena represents 0.2% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,737 people, the population of Mena increased 1.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,637 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Mena had an population of 5,571 people. This is a decrease of 2.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.17% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mena.

Communities near Mena ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Mena and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Big Fork   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Board Camp   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Boles   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cove   [Map]   372   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hatfield   [Map]   393   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Mena.

Communities Also Named Mena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Mena - it's located in Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mena.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mena. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mena. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mena. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mena:

Websites for Mena ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mena ...

Looking for more information about Mena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mena.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mena.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5848, Longitude: -94.2397     [Map].

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