Helena West Side CDP, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Helena West Side CDP, Montana - Basic Facts

The Helena West Side Census Designated Place had a population of 1,713 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Helena West Side CDP is located at latitude 46.6043 and longitude -112.1014 in Lewis and Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Helena West Side Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The Helena West Side Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408375) 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 West Side Census Designated Place is located within Helena Division of Lewis and Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Helena West Side 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 West Side CDP, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,713
Population in Households 1,704
Population in Familes 1,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 119
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 764
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 480
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 551 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $242,578
Average Home Value $267,151


Median Household Income $57,015
Average Household Income $76,637
Per Capita Income $33,005
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.84%
Households 0.66% 0.77%
Families 1.55% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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 West Side CDP, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helena West Side 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 # 67 82nd
Population Density1 # 228 38th
Diversity Index2 # 127 66th
Median Household Income # 44 88th
Per Capita Income # 35 91st

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