Helena, MT 59601 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 59601: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Helena, MT 59601

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lewis and Clark County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.625, Longitude -112.01
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,583
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 14,199
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,295
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,904

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Helena, MT 59601 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,164
Daytime Population: Workers 29,362
Daytime Population: Residents 14,743
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,105
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 28,476
Population in Familes 19,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,688
Population Density2 196
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $51,226
Average Household Income $72,254
Per Capita Income $33,556


Total Housing Units 14,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,090 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,597 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 857 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $213,448
Average Home Value $242,736


Total Households 13,687
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 7,011
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 0.5% 0.59%
Households 0.56% 0.65%
Families 0.08% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

Helena, MT 59601 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 59601 to the other 362 ZIP Codes 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 # 10 98th
Population Density # 18 95th
Diversity Index # 80 78th
Median Household Income # 124 66th
Per Capita Income # 77 79th

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