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
15,499
52%
50.8
Male
14,603
49%
49.2
Total Population
30,102
 
323,128,000

Helena, MT Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
1,826
6.1% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
1,411
4.7% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
1,418
4.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
1,763
5.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
2,393
7.9% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
3,976
13.2% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
3,259
10.8% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
4,010
13.3% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
2,193
7.3% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
2,262
7.5% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
3,293
10.9% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
1,344
4.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
954
3.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
24,713
82.1%
77.2
Female
13,120
53.1%
51.3
Male
11,593
46.9%
48.7
21 Years and over
22,849
75.9%
73.1
62 Years and over
6,895
22.9%
18.8
65 Years and over
5,591
18.6%
15.2
Female
3,006
53.8%
55.8
Male
2,585
46.2%
44.2
Median Age (years)
42
0.0%
0.0

Helena, MT Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
29,421
97.7% 
96.8
White
28,136
93.5% 
72.6
Black or African American
212
0.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
778
2.6% 
0.8
Asian
173
0.6% 
5.4
Asian Indian
8
0.0% 
1.2
Chinese
25
0.1% 
1.3
Filipino
9
0.0% 
0.9
Japanese
13
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
48
0.2% 
0.4
Vietnamese
51
0.2% 
0.6
Other Asian
19
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
45
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
31
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
14
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
77
0.3% 
5.1
Two or More Races
681
2.3% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
971
3.2% 
17.8
Mexican
448
1.5% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
147
0.5% 
1.7
Cuban
50
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
326
1.1% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
29,131
96.8% 
82.2

Helena, MT Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
380
1.8% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
699
3.3% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
4,506
21.2% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
4,582
21.5% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
1,703
8.0% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
5,734
26.9% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
3,687
17.3% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
1,079
5.1%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
20,212
94.9%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
9,421
44.2%
31.2

Helena, MT Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
8,661
34.0%
33.7%
Now Married
10,834
42.6%
47.5
Divorced
4,122
16.2%
11.0%
Separated
218
0.9%
2.0
Widowed
1,612
6.3
5.8%

Helena, MT Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
27,554
97.4%
78.4%
Languages other than english
722
2.6%
21.6%
Spanish
363
1.3%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
228
0.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
50
0.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
81
0.3%
1.1%

Helena, MT Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
936
7.1%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
814
6.2%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
1,376
10.5%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
1,430
10.9%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
1,645
12.6%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
2,607
19.9%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
1,880
14.3%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
1,576
12.0%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
480
3.7%
5.8
$200,000 or more
359
2.7%
6.4
Median household income
52,288
 
57,617
Per capita income
30,369
 
31,128

Helena, MT Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
226
1.5%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,541
10.0%
9.8
Construction
829
5.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
3,811
24.7%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
1,091
7.1%
6.6
Information
344
2.2%
2.1
Manufacturing
271
1.8%
10.1
Other services except public administration
849
5.5%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
1,541
10.0%
11.4
Public administration
3,121
20.2%
4.6
Retail trade
1,443
9.3%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
195
1.3%
5.2
Wholesale trade
179
1.2%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
1,053
6.8%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
7,897
51.1%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
878
5.7%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
3,024
19.6%
23.3%
Service occupations
2,589
16.8%
18.1%

Helena, MT Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
15,254
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
11,067
72.6%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
1,568
10.3%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
126
0.8%
5.1
Walked
1,386
9.1%
2.7
Other means
421
2.8%
1.8
Worked at home
686
4.5%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
12.4
 
26.6

Helena, MT Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
1,275
9.7%
8.7
1 vehicles
4,946
37.7%
33.2
2 vehicles
4,700
35.9%
37.1
3 or more
2,182
16.7%
21.0

Helena, MT Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
13,103
92.5%
87.6
Owner Occupied
7,167
54.7%
63.1
Renter Occupied
5,936
45.3%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
1,066
7.5%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.3
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.1
0.0%
2.5

Helena, MT Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
14,169
1 room
403
2.8%
2.4
2 rooms
976
6.9%
2.7
3 rooms
1,685
11.9%
9.1
4 rooms
2,430
17.2%
16.5
5 rooms
2,050
14.5%
19.8
6 rooms
1,628
11.5%
17.8
7 rooms
1,939
13.7%
12.0
8 rooms
1,263
8.9%
8.6
9 rooms or more
1,795
12.7%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Helena, MT Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
14,169
 
 
1-unit, detached
7,818
55.2%
61.5
1-unit, attached
719
5.1%
5.9
2-units
1,107
7.8%
3.6
3 or 4 units
1,587
11.2%
4.4
5 to 9 units
815
5.8%
4.8
10 to 19 units
452
3.2%
4.4
20 or more units
1,001
7.1%
9.0
Mobile home
670
4.7%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Helena, MT Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
3,214
22.7%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
1,063
7.5%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
1,414
10.0%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
1,400
9.9%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
2,633
18.6%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
1,378
9.7%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
1,198
8.5%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
1,533
10.8%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
317
2.2%
2.8%
2014 or later
19
0.1%
1.4%

Helena, MT Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
9,281
70.8%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
157
1.2%
4.7
Electricity
3,281
25.0%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
8
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
140
1.1%
1.9
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
75
0.6%
0.5
No fuel used
161
1.2%
1.1

Helena, MT Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
4,038
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
45
1.1%
1.6%
$3,000 or more
75
1.9%
10.3%
$2,500 to $2,999
123
3.0%
7.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
263
6.5%
11.8%
$500 to $999
814
20.2%
20.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
966
23.9%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
1,752
43.4%
28.8%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
1,980
49.2%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
715
17.8%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
533
13.2%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
239
5.9%
7.0%
35.0% or more
558
13.9%
21.3%
Not Computed
13
0.0%
0.0%

Helena, MT Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
5,651 
 
41,631,300 
$2,500 to $2,999
14
0.2%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
28
0.5%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
44
0.8%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
203
3.6%
11.9%
Less than $500
1,119
19.8%
10.7%
$1,000 to $1,499
1,130
20.0%
28.3%
$500 to $999
3,113
55.1%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
285
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
784
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
1,033
18.7%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
581
10.5%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
862
15.6%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
617
11.1%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
575
10.4%
9.0%
35.0% or more
1,868
33.7%
40.7%
Not Computed
400
0.0%
0.0%

Helena, MT Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
7,167
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
402
5.6%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
427
6.0%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
701
9.8%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
1,672
23.3%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
2,849
39.8%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
851
11.9%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
219
3.1%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
46
0.6%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
209,500
 
205,000
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