St. Helens, Oregon Population 2021

13,711
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St. Helens is a city located in Oregon. With a 2020 population of 13,711, it is the 41st largest city in Oregon and the 2457th largest city in the United States . St. Helens is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually but its population has increased by 6.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,883 in 2010. St. Helens reached it's highest population of 13,753 in 2018. Spanning over 6 miles, St. Helens has a population density of 2,855 people per square mile.

The average household income in St. Helens is $65,628 with a poverty rate of 16.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $901 per month, and the median house value is $228,500. The median age in St. Helens is 36.2 years, 33.9 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

St. Helens Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of St. Helens was:

  • White: 91.08%
  • Two or more races: 5.58%
  • Asian: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.49%
  • Black or African American: 0.49%
  • Other race: 0.40%
The current population of St. Helens, Oregon is 13,711 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,753.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,883.

St. Helens, Oregon Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,35091.08%
Two or More Races7575.58%
Asian1491.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1160.86%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander670.49%
Black or African American660.49%
Some Other Race540.40%
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St. Helens Population by Race

St. Helens Population Pyramid $2021

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St. Helens Median Age

36.2


Total

33.9


Male

39.2


Female

St. Helens Adults

There are 10,116 adults, (1,446 of whom are seniors) in St. Helens.

St. Helens Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Helens Sex Ratio

Female

6,746

49.75%

Male

6,813

50.25%

St. Helens Population by Age

St. Helens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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St. Helens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All61.2%38.8%
Non Family51%49%
Male45.5%54.5%
Female31.5%68.5%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

St. Helens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1802.5561.2
Married2,1283.2284.6
Non Family1,8641.4451
Female8543.1231.5
Male3343.0645.5

3.04

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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St. Helens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2342.54%
9th to 12th Grade7988.68%
High School Graduate2,94231.99%
Some College2,78430.27%
Associates Degree98710.73%
Bachelors Degree1,01311.01%
Graduate Degree4404.78%
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St. Helens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. Helens Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,0317,1511,274
Hispanic48943552
2+ Races39633467
Native American116116
Asian1058347
Islander6758
Other Race5448
Black524713

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 asian people with a rate of 44.76%.

St. Helens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,120$49,662$28,271
Less Than 9th Grade$27,759$35,428$13,791
High School Graduate$31,733$43,620$29,122
Some College$40,479$53,765$24,776
Bachelors Degree$48,080$63,750$38,625
Graduate Degree$53,750$86,146$48,080

$37,120

Average Earnings

$49,662

Average Male

$28,271

Average Female

St. Helens Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. Helens Language by Age

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St. Helens Language

96.11% of St. Helens residents speak only English, while 3.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

St. Helens Language

St. Helens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,3461,83816.20%
Hispanic93320021.44%
Multiple70611816.71%
Asian1493221.48%
Islander672435.82%
Native1122219.64%

16.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.15%

Male Poverty Rate

19.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Helens

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Helens is Islander, with 35.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. Helens is White, with 16.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.64%.

St. Helens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.10%
High School19.08%
Some College11.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%

St. Helens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed53.37%
Female Unemployed35.57%
Female Employed11.88%
Male Employed4.28%

St. Helens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. Helens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,199$65,628
Families$63,258$74,112
Married Families$83,424-
Non Families$35,492$45,992
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Income by Household Type

St. Helens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Helens Married by Age and Sex

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St. Helens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

St. Helens Marital Status by Race

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St. Helens Marital Status

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841

Number of Veterans

753

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam307
First Gulf War251
Second Gulf War243
World War II10
Korea10

St. Helens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54299
65 to 74232
55 to 64119
18 to 34112
75+79

St. Helens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7888.48%
Native American5345.69%
Hispanic173.09%

St. Helens Veterans by Race

St. Helens Veterans by Education

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10.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Helens Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

St. Helens Employment by Age

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St. Helens Employment by Race

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St. Helens 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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56.22%

Born in St. Helens

96.74%

Native Born

3.26%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

1.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.74% of St. Helens residents were born in the United States, with 56.22% having been born in Oregon. 1.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

St. Helens Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,711-14-0.10%
202013,725-14-0.10%
201913,739-14-0.10%
201813,753760.56%
201713,6771861.38%
201613,4913372.56%
201513,154940.72%
201413,0601170.90%
201312,943-45-0.35%
201212,988-62-0.48%
201113,050-4-0.03%
201013,0543,0352.68%
200010,0192,4842.89%
19907,5354710.65%
19807,0648521.29%
19706,2121,1902.15%
19605,0223110.64%
19504,7114070.91%
19404,3043100.75%
19303,9941,7746.05%
19202,2201,47811.58%
191074248411.14%
1900258381.61%
1890220110.51%
18802090.00%

St. Helens Population by Year