The City of Helena is the 6th largest city in Montana with a population of 29,775 as of July 1, 2016. Helena ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Helena is located at latitude 46.5955 and longitude -112.0187 in Lewis and Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Helena (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lewis and Clark County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,045 feet.
The City of Helena (GNIS ID: 2410734) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Helena is located within Helena Division of Lewis and Clark County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Helena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Helena: Crabtown, Ep? Yuts’mn, Hopkinsville, Last Chance Gulch.
|Population in Households||28,129|
|Population in Familes||19,433|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,646|
|Average Household Size||2.09|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||14,231 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||7,023 (49.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||6,432 (45.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||776 ( 5.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$211,256|
|Average Home Value||$231,586|
|Median Household Income||$48,578|
|Average Household Income||$65,752|
|Per Capita Income||$30,348|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.31%|
|Per Capita Income||1.78%|
The table below compares Helena 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.
|Total Population||# 6||99th|
|Population Density1||# 28||93rd|
|Diversity Index2||# 105||71st|
|Median Household Income||# 126||66th|
|Per Capita Income||# 92||75th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.