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Helena, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Helena had a population of 18,877 as of July 1, 2017. Helena ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Helena is located at latitude 33.2856 and longitude -86.8745 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Helena (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 417 feet.

The City of Helena (GNIS ID: 2404677) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Helena is located within Alabaster-Helena Division of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Helena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Helena: Cove, Hillsboro, Hillsborough, Lees Cove.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 18,877
Daytime Population: Workers 2,630
Daytime Population: Residents 9,224
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,854
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 18,877
Population in Familes 16,870
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 906
Diversity Index3 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $83,753
Average Household Income $95,093
Per Capita Income $33,770

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,964 (86.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 667 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $186,942
Average Home Value $215,192
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,631
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 5,126
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.49% 1.46%
Households 1.28% 1.33%
Families 0.94% 1.25%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Helena, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helena to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 32 95th
Population Density # 55 91st
Diversity Index # 271 53rd
Median Household Income # 10 98th
Per Capita Income # 28 95th

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