Helena, Montana

Current Temperature ° Population 28,722

Homefacts City Report

Helena is located in Lewis And Clark County, MT. The population is 28,722, making Helena the largest city in Lewis And Clark County and the 6th largest city in the state of Montana.

There are 15 public schools in Helena with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Helena is moderate, and there are 177 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Helena is low and the median home sales price is $0.

Cities near Helena include South Hills, Helena West Side and East Helena.

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 5.6%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 49%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 45.4%

Crime Rate

39.41% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 214
  • Violent Crimes: 639
  • Robbery: 36
  • Burglary: 468
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

75.51% Higher than national avg.
  • 177 offenders in Helena
  • 61.63 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $267,450
  • Median Sales Price: $0
  • Foreclosures: 8
  • Homes For Sale: 742
  • Homes For Rent: 24

Environmental Hazards

428 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 16
  • Registered Polluters: 4
  • Superfunds: 16
  • Tanks & Spills: 392

Unemployment

Low 2.9%
  • Montana unemployment average: 3.4%
  • National unemployment average: 4.4%

Schools view all

15 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 15 K-12 public schools in Helena, MT and 6 private schools. Homefacts rates Helena's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

177 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$267,450 compared to July 2016
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    6.7%
  • Rented
    42.4%
  • Owned
    50.9%

742 Homes For Sale View All

$115,000
5005 Ridge Crest Rd.
Helena, MT 59602
-- Beds | -- Baths
$339,900
705 Jade St
Helena, MT 59602
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$245,000
1461 Valley Speedway
Helena, MT 59602
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$424,900
780 S California St
Helena, MT 59601
3 Beds | 3 Baths

8 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
No Data
$NR
Harris
Helena, MT 59601
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$NR
Sagebrush
Helena, MT 59602
5 Beds | 2 Baths
$NR
Tamarack
Helena, MT 59601
-- Beds | -- Baths
$334,227
Lake Point
Helena, MT 59602
5 Beds | 3 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

338 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Helena, MT issued 338 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 338 permits, 52 were issued for single family homes and 286 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Helena, MT issued 131 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 131 permits, 60 were issued for single family homes and 71 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Building Permits By Year

24 Rental Properties View All

$1,400
720 9th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$1,500
1015 Argyle
Helena, MT 59601
-- Beds | -- Baths
$1,400
21 N Last Chance Gulch, Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
-- Beds | -- Baths
$17
130 Neill Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
-- Beds | -- Baths

Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Helena, MT
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $552
  • 1 Bedroom: $595
  • 2 Bedrooms: $763
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,111
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,344

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Environmental Hazards

428 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
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  • Superfunds
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (320/355)
    Helena, MT has 90.14% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Helena, MT is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.51 Average
    Helena, MT is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 23.68°
  • February 28.5°
  • March 36.06°
  • April 42.78°
  • May 52.9°
  • June 61.29°
  • July 71.06°
  • August 68.78°
  • September 59.92°
  • October 45.75°
  • November 34.23°
  • December 25.47°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Helena, MT

Earthquakes
Helena, MT has a high risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Helena, MT has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Helena, MT has a low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Helena, MT has a very low risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Helena, MT: $49,852

Unemployment

Unemployment in Helena is 2.9%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.4% and 4.4% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 28.02%
White Collar - 71.98%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Steve Bullock
  • Sen. Steve Daines
  • Sen. Jon Tester

City Representatives

  • Ryan Zinke
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