Helena, Alabama Population 2022

21,738
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Helena is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. Helena has a 2020 population of 21,738. Helena is currently growing at a rate of 1.93% annually and its population has increased by 3.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,914 in 2010.

The average household income in Helena is $96,236 with a poverty rate of 4.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,201 per month, and the median house value is $203,100. The median age in Helena is 39.2 years, 39.4 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Helena Demographics

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

  • White: 73.40%
  • Black or African American: 17.24%
  • Two or more races: 5.02%
  • Other race: 2.91%
  • Asian: 1.22%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Helena, Alabama is 21,738 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,914.

Helena, Alabama Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,67573.40%
Black or African American3,21217.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.13%
Asian2281.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.07%
Some Other Race5422.91%
Two or More Races9365.02%
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Helena Population by Race

Helena Population Pyramid 2022

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Helena Median Age

38


Total

38.7


Male

37.5


Female

Helena Adults

There are 13,696 adults, (2,504 of whom are seniors) in Helena.

Helena Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Helena Sex Ratio

Female

9,709

52.11%

Male

8,922

47.89%

Helena Population by Age

Helena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Helena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married97%3%
All92.7%7.3%
Non Family85.9%14.1%
Female83.9%16.1%
Male83.8%16.2%

92.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Helena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5862.8392.7
Married4,1873.3697
Male2713.4283.8
Female5473.0683.9
Non Family1,5811.2585.9

3.28

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

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Helena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2662.13%
9th to 12th Grade2171.74%
High School Graduate2,16917.36%
Some College2,84922.81%
Associates Degree1,2459.97%
Bachelors Degree4,01932.18%
Graduate Degree1,72613.82%
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Helena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Helena Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander131313
2+ Races245233123
White9,3849,1184,595
Black2,3082,197897
Hispanic382276133
Other Race1819349
Asian22822860
Native American2525

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Helena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,157$63,452$40,703
Less Than 9th Grade$27,768$$29,286
High School Graduate$46,092$53,343$28,173
Some College$42,821$55,373$26,116
Bachelors Degree$65,432$76,603$48,580
Graduate Degree$62,000$76,645$55,273

$52,157

Average Earnings

$63,452

Average Male

$40,703

Average Female

Helena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Helena Language by Age

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Helena Language

93.86% of Helena residents speak only English, while 6.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.96% of the population.

Helena Language

Helena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian2289441.23%
Hispanic88110311.69%
Black3,2122477.69%
White13,4294483.34%
Other89NaN%

4.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.56%

Male Poverty Rate

5.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Helena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Helena is Asian, with 41.23% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.47%.

Helena Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.05%
High School7.88%
Some College5.94%
Bachelors or Greater1.03%

Helena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.78%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed1.22%
Female Unemployed15.56%

Helena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Helena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$89,982$105,565
Families$97,511$113,023
Married Families$103,579-
Non Families$47,888$77,893
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Income by Household Type

Helena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Helena Married by Age and Sex

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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.

Helena Marital Status by Race

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Helena Marital Status

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1,233

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War235
First Gulf War381
Vietnam375
Korea49
World War II37

Helena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3477
35 to 54438
55 to 64183
65 to 74379
75+156

Helena Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8988.71%
Black30412.91%
Asian187.89%
2+ Races134.04%

Helena Veterans by Race

Helena Veterans by Education

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4.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Helena Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Helena Employment by Age

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Helena Employment by Race

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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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63.76%

Born in Helena

95.70%

Native Born

4.30%

Foreign Born

2.04%

Non Citizen

2.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.70% of Helena residents were born in the United States, with 63.76% having been born in Alabama. 2.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Helena Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19903,9180.00%
200010,2966,37810.14%
201016,7936,4975.01%
201117,2054122.45%
201217,6174122.39%
201318,0294122.34%
201418,4414122.29%
201518,8534122.23%
201619,2654122.19%
201719,6774122.14%
201820,0894122.09%
201920,5014122.05%
202020,9144132.01%
202121,3264121.97%
202221,7384121.93%

Helena Population by Year