Helena, Montana Population 2019
Helena is a city located in the state of Montana. In addition to being the county seat of Lewis and Clark County, it is also the state capital. The city was established in the 19th century during the Montana gold rush, and billions of dollars in gold was found in the city, as a result making Helena one of the wealthiest cities in the US during its early history.
Population Size and Density
The city’s last official population in 2010 was 28,190. This number has climbed to 31,169 people according to recent estimates. Helena has a total area of 16.39 square miles, and its population density is 1,700 people per square mile.
Helena Population Statistics
Residents between the ages of 45 to 64 make up the city’s most substantial age group—29.5%. Over 20% of residents are under 18, while 15.6% are at least 65 years old. More women than men reside in Helena, with 52% of the population consisting of women compared to just 48% men.
About 14.5% of the population lives below the federal poverty line.
Growth of Population in Helena
The city of Helena has seen its population rise since the census taken in 1930. While growth did slow a bit during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, recent estimates show that the population has risen by over 10% since the last population in 2010.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Helena was:
- White: 93.20%
- Two or more races: 2.80%
- Native American: 2.05%
- Asian: 0.70%
- Black or African American: 0.56%
- Other race: 0.55%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
Helena, Montana's estimated population is 32,315 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Helena, Montana is the 6th largest city in Montana based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 1952.64 people/mi² (753.92 people/km²), with a household density of 341.11 people/km² (883.48 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 40.8 years, 38.3 years for males, and 43.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.6 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 14,621 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1%, with a median rent of $797/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $220,100.
The median income for households in Helena, Montana is $53,892, while the mean household income is $68,688.