McRae-Helena, Georgia Population 2024

6,367

McRae-Helena is a city located in Telfair County and Wheeler County Georgia. McRae-Helena has a 2024 population of 6,367. It is also the county seat of Telfair County.McRae-Helena is currently growing at a rate of 1.24% annually and its population has increased by 1.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,254 in 2020.

The average household income in McRae-Helena is $58,178 with a poverty rate of 42.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in McRae-Helena is 36.4 years, 34 years for males, and 46.7 years for females.

McRae-Helena Demographics

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

  • White: 41.62%
  • Black or African American: 33.97%
  • Two or more races: 13.49%
  • Other race: 10.49%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
6.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
989.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.81% (113)
The current population of McRae-Helena, Georgia is 6,367 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,254.

McRae-Helena, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,63841.62%
Black or African American2,15333.97%
Two or more races85513.49%
Other race66510.49%
Native American150.24%
Asian120.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

McRae-Helena Population by Race

McRae-Helena Population Pyramid 2024

McRae-Helena Median Age

36.4

Total

34

Male

46.7

Female

McRae-Helena Adults

There are 4,783 adults, (902 of whom are seniors) in McRae-Helena.

McRae-Helena Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

McRae-Helena Sex Ratio

Female2,03732.14%
Male4,30167.86%

McRae-Helena Population by Age

McRae-Helena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2153.4969.330.7
Married4902.9485.114.9
Non Family3621.2958.341.7
Female2916.2852.647.4
Male727.0884.715.3
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4.21

Average Family Size

3.49

Average Household Size

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

McRae-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

McRae-Helena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

McRae-Helena Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 80.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.45%.

McRae-Helena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,496

Average Earnings

$45,494

Average Male

$

Average Female

McRae-Helena Earnings by Educational Attainment

McRae-Helena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

McRae-Helena Language

86.19% of McRae-Helena residents speak only English, while 13.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.92% of the population.

McRae-Helena Language

McRae-Helena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple80979898.64%
Hispanic81178296.42%
Black1,20452543.6%
White2,14043620.37%
Native22100%
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42.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

48.53%

Male Poverty Rate

34.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McRae-Helena

The race most likely to be in poverty in McRae-Helena is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McRae-Helena is White, with 20.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.19%.

McRae-Helena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College41.51%
Less Than 9th Grade34.47%
Bachelors or Greater19.07%
High School15.22%
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McRae-Helena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed25.75%
Male Employed1.21%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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McRae-Helena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

McRae-Helena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

McRae-Helena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.1%

Female Marriage Rate

McRae-Helena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

McRae-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 45-54.

McRae-Helena Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

McRae-Helena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

350

Number of Veterans

281

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

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McRae-Helena Veterans by War

count

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McRae-Helena Veterans by Age

count

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McRae-Helena Veterans by Race

McRae-Helena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

39.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

McRae-Helena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

30.9%

Labor Force Participation

30.7%

Employment Rate

0.9%

Unemployment Rate

McRae-Helena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

McRae-Helena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

McRae-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

72.06%

Born in McRae-Helena

86.57%

Native Born

13.43%

Foreign Born

12.46%

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.57% of McRae-Helena residents were born in the United States, with 72.06% having been born in Georgia. 12.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

McRae-Helena Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,757781.17%
20286,679781.18%
20276,601781.2%
20266,523781.21%
20256,445781.23%
20246,367781.24%
20236,289781.26%
20226,211781.27%
20216,133-121-1.93%
20206,254-2,056-24.74%
20198,310-82-0.98%
20188,392-18-0.21%
20178,410810.97%
20168,329-470-5.34%
20158,799-70-0.79%
20148,869-104-1.16%
20138,9733033.49%
20128,6701511.77%
20118,519-115-1.33%
20108,634
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McRae-Helena Population by Year