East Helena, Montana Population 2022

2,139
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East Helena is a city located in Lewis and Clark County Montana. East Helena has a 2020 population of 2,139. East Helena is currently growing at a rate of 0.56% annually and its population has increased by 6.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,015 in 2010.

The average household income in East Helena is $60,499 with a poverty rate of 6.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $814 per month, and the median house value is $168,100. The median age in East Helena is 46.4 years, 44.4 years for males, and 49.1 years for females.

East Helena Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Helenawas:

  • White: 87.45%
  • Two or more races: 8.12%
  • Native American: 2.25%
  • Other race: 1.32%
  • Asian: 0.86%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of East Helena, Montana is 2,139 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,139.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,015.

East Helena, Montana Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,32487.45%
Two or More Races1238.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native342.25%
Some Other Race201.32%
Asian130.86%
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East Helena Population by Race

East Helena Population Pyramid $2022

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East Helena Median Age

46.4


Total

44.4


Male

49.1


Female

East Helena Adults

There are 1,266 adults, (346 of whom are seniors) in East Helena.

East Helena Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27

Child Dependency Ratio

East Helena Sex Ratio

Female

720

47.56%

Male

794

52.44%

East Helena Population by Age

East Helena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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East Helena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male58.9%41.1%
Non Family64.4%35.6%
All70.5%29.5%
Married78.6%21.4%
Female100%0%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

East Helena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7591.9970.5
Non Family3681.1464.4
Married2952.8678.6
Male732.4858.9
Female232.96100

2.79

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

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East Helena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade11710.00%
High School Graduate31927.26%
Some College37532.05%
Associates Degree1139.66%
Bachelors Degree23319.91%
Graduate Degree131.11%
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East Helena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Helena Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,055966246
2+ Races7272
Native American2510
Hispanic145
Asian13

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.32%.

East Helena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,551$49,179$37,614
Less Than 9th Grade$7,763$$
High School Graduate$32,035$$32,083
Some College$47,042$49,509$40,769
Bachelors Degree$39,347$51,420$38,239
Graduate Degree$$$

$40,551

Average Earnings

$49,179

Average Male

$37,614

Average Female

East Helena Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Helena Language by Age

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East Helena Language

97.76% of East Helena residents speak only English, while 2.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.02% of the population.

East Helena Language

East Helena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,319926.97%
Native341132.35%
OtherNaN%

6.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.66%

Male Poverty Rate

9.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Helena

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Helena is Native, with 32.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Helena is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.87%.

East Helena Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.61%
High School18.50%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Some College0.00%

East Helena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed5.81%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

East Helena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Helena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,831$60,499
Families$75,893$77,421
Married Families$75,536-
Non Families$41,852$41,328
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Income by Household Type

East Helena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

East Helena Married by Age and Sex

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East Helena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

East Helena Marital Status by Race

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East Helena Marital Status

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217

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War77
Vietnam58
Korea30
World War II18
First Gulf War6

East Helena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3471
65 to 7455
75+54
35 to 5425
55 to 6412

East Helena Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19817.13%
Native American1040.00%
Hispanic964.29%
Asian969.23%

East Helena Veterans by Race

East Helena Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Helena Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

East Helena Employment by Age

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East Helena Employment by Race

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East Helena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.98%

Born in East Helena

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of East Helena residents were born in the United States, with 58.98% having been born in Montana. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

East Helena Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20222,139120.56%
20212,127120.57%
20202,115120.57%
20192,103120.57%
20182,091200.97%
20172,071190.93%
20162,052120.59%
20152,040-4-0.20%
20142,04430.15%
20132,04170.34%
20122,03470.35%
20112,027120.60%
20102,0150.00%

East Helena Population by Year