Helena, Alabama Population 2024

22,522

Helena is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. Helena has a 2024 population of 22,522. Helena is currently growing at a rate of 1.49% annually and its population has increased by 7.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,044 in 2020.

The average household income in Helena is $130,619 with a poverty rate of 3.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Helena is 38.2 years, 37.4 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Helena Demographics

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

  • White: 73.17%
  • Black or African American: 18.69%
  • Two or more races: 5.14%
  • Other race: 1.68%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
20.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,105.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.02% (1,478)
The current population of Helena, Alabama is 22,522 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,044.

Helena, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,39373.17%
Black or African American3,93118.69%
Two or more races1,0815.14%
Other race3531.68%
Asian2781.32%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Helena Population by Race

Helena Population Pyramid 2024

Helena Median Age

38.2

Total

37.4

Male

38.6

Female

Helena Adults

There are 15,301 adults, (2,693 of whom are seniors) in Helena.

Helena Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Helena Sex Ratio

Female10,96952.14%
Male10,06747.86%

Helena Population by Age

Helena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,4802.81919
Married4,8493.3494.15.9
Non Family1,8601.2386.313.7
Female5443.0481.818.2
Male2273.9486.313.7
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3.3

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

91.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Helena Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Helena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Helena Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 97.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.23%.

Helena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$61,110

Average Earnings

$74,962

Average Male

$49,151

Average Female

Helena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Helena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Helena Language

95.48% of Helena residents speak only English, while 4.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.19% of the population.

Helena Language

Helena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,1103592.38%
Black3,8871363.5%
Asian27813247.48%
Other3536819.26%
Hispanic5496812.39%
Multiple1,026474.58%
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3.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.73%

Male Poverty Rate

4.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Helena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Helena is Asian, with 47.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Helena is White, with 2.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 8.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.41%.

Helena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.02%
Some College6%
High School4.01%
Bachelors or Greater1.34%
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Helena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed14.77%
Male Employed3.35%
Female Employed2.11%
Male Unemployed
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Helena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Helena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Helena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.9%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Helena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Helena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,072

Number of Veterans

892

Male Veterans

180

Female Veterans

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Helena Veterans by War

count

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Helena Veterans by Age

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Helena Veterans by Race

Helena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Helena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.3%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Helena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Helena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Helena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.03%

Born in Helena

97.26%

Native Born

2.74%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.26% of Helena residents were born in the United States, with 66.03% having been born in Alabama. 1.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Helena Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,1723301.38%
202823,8423301.4%
202723,5123301.42%
202623,1823301.44%
202522,8523301.47%
202422,5223301.49%
202322,1923301.51%
202221,8623301.53%
202121,5324882.32%
202021,0441,1755.91%
201919,8693621.86%
201819,5074742.49%
201719,0334172.24%
201618,6164662.57%
201518,1504112.32%
201417,7393441.98%
201317,3952141.25%
201217,1811550.91%
201117,0261050.62%
201016,9216,62564.35%
200010,2966,378162.79%
19903,918
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Helena Population by Year