East Helena, Montana Population 2020

2,131

East Helena is a city located in Montana. With a 2020 population of 2,131, it is the 35th largest city in Montana and the 7360th largest city in the United States. East Helena is currently growing at a rate of 1.00% annually and its population has increased by 7.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,984 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, East Helena has a population density of 530 people per square mile.

The average household income in East Helena is $61,886 with a poverty rate of 6.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $797 per month, and the median house value is $164,300. The median age in East Helena is 44 years, 42.8 years for males, and 44.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males.

East Helena Demographics

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

  • White: 91.43%
  • Two or more races: 6.08%
  • Native American: 1.55%
  • Other race: 0.94%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of East Helena, Montana is 2,131, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,089.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,984.

East Helena, Montana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,65391.43%
Two or More Races1106.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native281.55%
Some Other Race170.94%

East Helena Population Pyramid 2020

East Helena Median Age

44


Total

42.8


Male

44.6


Female

East Helena Adults

There are 1,433 adults, (355 of whom are seniors) in East Helena.

East Helena Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

East Helena Sex Ratio

Female

908

50.22%

Male

900

49.78%

East Helena Households and Families

East Helena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

East Helena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female91.5%8.5%
Married73.8%26.2%
All65.2%34.8%
Non Family57%43%
Male46.6%53.4%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8112.2365.2
Married3553.0873.8
Non Family3211.1257
Male882.6146.6
Female472.6291.5

2.92

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

East Helena Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade161.23%
9th to 12th Grade695.32%
High School Graduate38929.99%
Some College40631.30%
Associates Degree1168.94%
Bachelors Degree23918.43%
Graduate Degree624.78%

East Helena Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,1981,123301
Multiple Races6363
Native American199
Hispanic1717

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.13%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,923$45,357$35,795
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$30,688$31,250$29,821
Some College$44,267$50,000$29,148
Bachelors Degree$39,359$46,964$37,216
Graduate Degree$46,486$71,250$

$41,923

Average Earnings

$45,357

Average Male

$35,795

Average Female

East Helena Language

East Helena Language by Age

East Helena Language

97.05% of East Helena residents speak only English, while 2.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.42% of the population.

East Helena Poverty

East Helena Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,620804.94%
Hispanic502856.00%
Native281035.71%

6.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.22%

Male Poverty Rate

8.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Helena

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Helena is Hispanic, with 56.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Helena is White, with 4.94% 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 5.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.30%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.24%
High School13.37%
Some College3.07%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Employed4.16%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

East Helena Income

East Helena Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,557$61,886
Families$67,206$76,788
Married Families$77,831-
Non Families$38,516$36,539

East Helena Marital Status

East Helena Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.8%

Female Marriage Rate

East Helena Married by Age and Sex

East Helena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

East Helena Marital Status by Race

East Helena Veterans

226

Number of Veterans

207

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War78
Vietnam73
Korea28
World War II17
First Gulf War5

$East Helena Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Helena Employment Status

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

East Helena Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.79%

Born in Montana

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of East Helena residents were born in the United States, with 58.79% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,131211.00%
20192,110211.01%
20182,089190.92%
20172,070211.02%
20162,049100.49%
20152,039-5-0.24%
20142,04460.29%
20132,03840.20%
20122,03480.39%
20112,026110.55%
20102,0150.00%