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 1,731 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,731
Daytime Population: Workers 2,109
Daytime Population: Residents 799
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,908
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.68
Population in Households 1,722
Population in Familes 1,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 120
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $61,998
Average Household Income $84,940
Per Capita Income $36,669


Total Housing Units 822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 557 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $241,438
Average Home Value $272,442


Total Households 776
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 485
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 0.78% 0.81%
Households 0.79% 0.84%
Families 1.48% 0.65%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

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, 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 # 66 82nd
Population Density # 225 38th
Diversity Index # 136 63rd
Median Household Income # 32 91st
Per Capita Income # 21 95th

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