Helena Valley West Central CDP, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Helena Valley West Central CDP, Montana - Basic Facts

The Helena Valley West Central Census Designated Place had a population of 8,444 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Helena Valley West Central CDP is located at latitude 46.6604 and longitude -112.0586 in Lewis and Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Helena Valley West Central Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The Helena Valley West Central Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408374) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Helena Valley West Central Census Designated Place is located within Helena Division of Lewis and Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Helena Valley West Central CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Helena Valley West Central CDP, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,444
Population in Households 8,430
Population in Familes 7,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 319
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,249
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,330
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,673 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 576 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $212,440
Average Home Value $225,215


Median Household Income $57,327
Average Household Income $71,211
Per Capita Income $27,655
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 1.36%
Households 1.13% 1.34%
Families 0.59% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Helena Valley West Central CDP, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helena Valley West Central CDP to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 97th
Population Density1 # 157 57th
Diversity Index2 # 191 47th
Median Household Income # 42 89th
Per Capita Income # 145 60th

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