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Welcome to Mena ...

The city of Mena is located in Polk County<1> and is the County Seat for Polk County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mena has a population of 5,490 people<2> (see below for details).

Mena is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Mena: (479)

The ZIP code for Mena: 71953<4>

Websites for Mena ...

Official Website: www.cityofmena.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mena had an population of 5,490 people. This is a decrease of 4.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.61% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Mena ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mena.

  • Hatfield [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatfield
    • Hatfield [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Mena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatfield<6>
  • Cove [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
    • Cove [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Mena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 373 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cove<6>
  • Vandervoort [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandervoort
    • Vandervoort [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Mena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandervoort have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandervoort
  • Potter Junction [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter Junction
    • Potter Junction [Polk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Mena
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter Junction
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Potter [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter
      • Potter [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Mena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter
    • Board Camp [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Board Camp
      • Board Camp [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Mena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Board Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Board Camp
    • Y City [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Y City
      • Y City [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Mena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Y City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Y City
    • Big Fork [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Fork
      • Big Fork [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Fork
    • Boles [Scott County]
    • Hatton [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Mena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mena.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mena.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mena. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mena.

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Polk County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mena: www.cityofmena.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mena.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 for your convenience: 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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