Helena is a city located in Lewis and Clark County Montana. It is also the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. With a 2023 population of 33,261, it is the 6th largest city in Montana and the 1380th largest city in the United States.Helena is currently growing at a rate of 1.19% annually and its population has increased by 3.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,091 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, Helena has a population density of 1,977 people per square mile.
The average household income in Helena is $79,532 with a poverty rate of 13.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Helena is 41 years, 39.3 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.
In addition to being the county seat of Lewis and Clark County, it is also the state capital. The city was 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.
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.