Helena, MT Demographic Data

Helena, MT Summary

Helena is located in Lewis And Clark County in Montana
  • Population: 28,722
  • Area: 16.39 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 16.35 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 0.04 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 1,752.62 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 3,993.44 ft
  • Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Helena, MT Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
15,224
51%
50.8
Male
14,376
49%
49.2
Total Population
29,600
 
321,419,000

Helena, MT Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
1,783
6.0% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
1,505
5.1% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
1,351
4.6% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
1,751
5.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
2,382
8.0% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
4,043
13.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
3,217
10.9% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
3,984
13.5% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
2,206
7.5% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
2,238
7.6% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
2,864
9.7% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
1,382
4.7% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
894
3.0% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
24,207
81.8%
77.1
Female
12,827
53.0%
51.4
Male
11,380
47.0%
48.6
21 Years and over
22,565
76.2%
72.9
62 Years and over
6,360
21.5%
18.3
65 Years and over
5,140
17.4%
14.9
Female
2,852
55.5%
55.9
Male
2,288
44.5%
44.1
Median Age (years)
41
NR
NR

Helena, MT Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
28,872
97.5% 
96.9
White
27,556
93.1% 
73.1
Black or African American
205
0.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
849
2.9% 
0.8
Asian
178
0.6% 
5.4
Asian Indian
11
0.0% 
1.2
Chinese
22
0.1% 
1.3
Filipino
8
0.0% 
0.9
Japanese
15
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
45
0.2% 
0.5
Vietnamese
50
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
27
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
46
0.2% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
27
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
19
0.1% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
38
0.1% 
4.8
Two or More Races
728
2.5% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
927
3.1% 
17.6
Mexican
379
1.3% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
188
0.6% 
1.7
Cuban
33
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
327
1.1% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
28,673
96.9% 
82.4

Helena, MT Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
445
2.1% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
725
3.5% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
4,181
20.1% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
4,609
22.1% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
1,411
6.8% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
5,595
26.9% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
3,862
18.5% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
1,170
5.6%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
19,658
94.4%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
9,457
45.4%
30.6

Helena, MT Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
8,074
32.3%
33.5%
Now Married
10,945
43.8%
47.5
Divorced
4,054
16.2%
11.0%
Separated
196
0.8%
2.1
Widowed
1,692
6.8
5.8%

Helena, MT Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
26,958
96.9%
78.5%
Languages other than english
859
3.1%
21.5%
Spanish
419
1.5%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
290
1.0%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
63
0.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
87
0.3%
1.0%

Helena, MT Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
1,004
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
656
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
1,515
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
1,482
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
1,906
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
2,578
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
1,576
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
1,537
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
460
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
381
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
49,852
 
55,775
Per capita income
29,251
 
29,979

Helena, MT Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
179
1.2%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,478
9.7%
9.8
Construction
809
5.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
3,645
24.0%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
875
5.8%
6.5
Information
328
2.2%
2.1
Manufacturing
285
1.9%
10.3
Other services except public administration
915
6.0%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
1,562
10.3%
11.3
Public administration
3,325
21.9%
4.6
Retail trade
1,357
8.9%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
215
1.4%
5.1
Wholesale trade
213
1.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
1,004
6.6%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
7,799
51.4%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
761
5.0%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
3,132
20.6%
23.6%
Service occupations
2,490
16.4%
18.0%

Helena, MT Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
14,965
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
11,028
73.7%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
1,574
10.5%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
119
0.8%
5.2
Walked
1,256
8.4%
2.8
Other means
423
2.8%
1.8
Worked at home
565
3.8%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
13.0
 
26.0

Helena, MT Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
1,169
8.9%
8.9
1 vehicles
5,103
39.0%
33.5
2 vehicles
4,769
36.4%
37.2
3 or more
2,054
15.7%
20.3

Helena, MT Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
13,095
93.3%
87.7
Owner Occupied
7,140
54.5%
63.0
Renter Occupied
5,955
45.5%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
938
6.7%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Helena, MT Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
14,033
1 room
230
1.6%
2.3
2 rooms
983
7.0%
2.5
3 rooms
1,664
11.9%
9.0
4 rooms
2,461
17.5%
16.6
5 rooms
2,006
14.3%
20.0
6 rooms
1,595
11.4%
17.9
7 rooms
2,020
14.4%
12.1
8 rooms
1,160
8.3%
8.5
9 rooms or more
1,914
13.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Helena, MT Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
14,033
 
 
1-unit, detached
7,912
56.4%
61.4
1-unit, attached
717
5.1%
5.8
2-units
946
6.7%
3.7
3 or 4 units
1,660
11.8%
4.5
5 to 9 units
800
5.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
484
3.4%
4.6
20 or more units
908
6.5%
8.8
Mobile home
606
4.3%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Helena, MT Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
3,252
23.2%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
939
6.7%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
1,375
9.8%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
1,510
10.8%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
2,706
19.3%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
1,372
9.8%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
1,167
8.3%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
1,507
10.7%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
205
1.5%
2.5%
2014 or later
0
0.0%
0.5%

Helena, MT Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
9,288
70.9%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
184
1.4%
4.7
Electricity
3,297
25.2%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
7
0.1%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
153
1.2%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
61
0.5%
0.5
No fuel used
105
0.8%
1.2

Helena, MT Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
4,021
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
43
1.1%
1.5%
$3,000 or more
69
1.7%
9.9%
$2,500 to $2,999
124
3.1%
6.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
251
6.2%
11.8%
$500 to $999
800
19.9%
20.5%
$1,500 to 1,999
957
23.8%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
1,777
44.2%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
1,844
45.9%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
689
17.1%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
537
13.4%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
232
5.8%
7.3%
35.0% or more
719
17.9%
22.3%
Not Computed
0
NR
NR

Helena, MT Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
5,671 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
18
0.3%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
28
0.5%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
29
0.5%
4.1%
$1,500 to $1,999
287
5.1%
11.0%
Less than $500
1,019
18.0%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
1,095
19.3%
27.9%
$500 to $999
3,195
56.3%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
284
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
754
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
831
15.0%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
612
11.0%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
944
17.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
575
10.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
526
9.5%
9.2%
35.0% or more
2,054
37.1%
41.4%
Not Computed
413
NR
NR

Helena, MT Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
7,140
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
343
4.8%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
362
5.1%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
738
10.3%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
1,906
26.7%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
2,787
39.0%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
745
10.4%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
207
2.9%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
52
0.7%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
205,500
 
194,500
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