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 first 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 Demographics
Helena’s population is primarily white, with this race making up 93.3% of the total population. Blacks, Asians, Pacific Islanders and other races each make up less than 1% of the population. Over 2% of the population is of two or more races, while 2.8% are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Residents between the ages of 45 to 64 make up the city’s largest 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.
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