Helena is a city located in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. With a 2020 population of 33,525, it is the 6th largest city in Montana and the 1171st largest city in the United States. Helena is currently growing at a rate of 1.84% annually and its population has increased by 18.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,190 in 2010. Spanning over 17 miles, Helena has a population density of 1,993 people per square mile.
The average household income in Helena is $72,488 with a poverty rate of 15.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $818 per month, and the median house value is $232,000. The median age in Helena is 40.3 years, 38.7 years for males, and 43.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males.
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.