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The City of Helena is the 6th largest city in Montana with a population of 32,944 as of July 1, 2023. Helena ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Helena is located at latitude 46.5927 and longitude -112.0361 in Lewis and Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Helena 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 City of Helena 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.
|Total Population||32,944 (100%)|
|Population in Households||31,635 (96.0%)|
|Population in Families||21,621 (65.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,309 ( 4.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$63,329|
|Average Household Income||$95,373|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||32%|
|Per Capita Income||$44,974|
|Socioeconomic Status Index6||Moderate (57.4)|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||16,495 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||8,493 (51.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,009 (42.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||993 ( 6.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$339,374|
|Average Home Value||$377,888|
|Housing Affordability Index3||75|
|Average Household Size||2.04|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.24%|
|Per Capita Income||1.80%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.31%|
The table below compares Helena to the other 497 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 Density||# 24||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 187||63rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 315||63rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 90||82nd|
|Diversity Index||# 121||76th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.