Helena, Alabama

Population 16,504

Helena is located in Jefferson County, AL. The population is 16,504, making Helena the 8th largest city in Jefferson County.

There are 4 public schools in Helena with an average Homefacts rating of A. The total crime rate for Helena is low , and there are 5 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Helena is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Helena property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Helena include Brantleyville, Alabaster and Hoover.

Helena Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 2.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 46.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 50.6%

Crime Rate

4.31% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 117
  • Violent Crimes: 133
  • Robbery: 32
  • Burglary: 149
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

79.02% Lower than national avg.
  • 5 offenders in Helena
  • 3.03 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

14 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 0
  • Superfunds: 4
  • Tanks & Spills: 10


Low 3.9%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 3.7%
  • National unemployment average: 5.9%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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There are 4 K-12 public schools in Helena, AL and 1 private school. Homefacts rates Helena's schools as Excellent, with an overall A rating.
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1 Private School

Primrose School Of Riverwoods

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0 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$259,900 compared to September 2020
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

153 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Helena, AL issued 153 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Helena, AL issued 123 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $985
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,057
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,208
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,582
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,747

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Environmental Hazards

14 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (214/215)
    Helena, AL has 99.53% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Helena, AL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.81 Average
    Helena, AL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 45.33°
  • February 47.98°
  • March 57.28°
  • April 64.4°
  • May 71.73°
  • June 79.81°
  • July 80.85°
  • August 80.46°
  • September 74.8°
  • October 63.18°
  • November 53.33°
  • December 45.95°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Helena, AL

Helena, AL has a low risk of earthquakes.
Helena, AL has no risk of hurricanes.
Helena, AL has a very high risk of hail storms.
Helena, AL has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Helena, AL: $84,888


Unemployment in Helena is 3.9%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 3.7% and 5.9% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 22.91%
White Collar - 77.09%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Robert Bentley
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby

City Representatives

  • Gary Palmer
  • Terri A. Sewell

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

4 FCC Towers view all

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1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

0 Retirement Homes view all

  • No retirement homes found in Helena, AL
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