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 8,499 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Helena Valley West Central CDP, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,499
Daytime Population: Workers 591
Daytime Population: Residents 4,035
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,626
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 8,485
Population in Familes 7,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 321
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $59,088
Average Household Income $75,901
Per Capita Income $29,601


Total Housing Units 3,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,689 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 591 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $215,221
Average Home Value $230,595


Total Households 3,281
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,342
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.04% 1.31%
Households 1.11% 1.32%
Families 0.58% 1.09%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

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, 2017 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 # 13 97th
Population Density # 156 57th
Diversity Index # 187 49th
Median Household Income # 48 87th
Per Capita Income # 127 65th

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