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East Helena, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of East Helena had a population of 2,084 as of July 1, 2018. East Helena ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Helena is located at latitude 46.5849 and longitude -111.9198 in Lewis and Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Helena (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Lewis and Clark County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,888 feet.

The City of East Helena (GNIS ID: 2412460) 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 East Helena is located within Helena Division of Lewis and Clark County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Helena: Easton, Prickly.

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East Helena, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,084
Population in Households 2,084
Population in Familes 1,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 519
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $56,180
Average Household Income $71,993
Per Capita Income $30,636


Total Housing Units 966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 321 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $161,449
Average Home Value $168,687


Total Households 919
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 560
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.57% 0.76%
Households 0.57% 0.77%
Families 0.69% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

East Helena, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Helena to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 50 87th
Population Density # 128 65th
Diversity Index # 76 79th
Median Household Income # 76 79th
Per Capita Income # 117 68th

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