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Population (year 2000): 10,296. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,237 (+28.6% change)
Males: 4,902 (47.6%), Females: 5,394 (52.4%)

Shelby County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 31.4 years
Median household income: $62,908 (year 2000)
Median house value: $128,800 (year 2000)

Helena, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Helena:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.7%)
  • Black (5.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (15.9%), English (13.3%), German (11.5%), Irish (11.3%), Italian (4.6%), Scottish (4.1%).Alabama

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 17.1 square miles

Helena,

For population 25 years and over in Helena

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helena city

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 70.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +5,799 (+129.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL (8.2 miles Hoover, pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (17.2 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (594.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (4.0 miles Alabaster, AL Pelham, (5.2 miles AL (8.2 miles Hoover, Springs Village, AL (10.0 miles Indian AL (10.4 miles Bessemer, AL (11.2 miles Lipscomb, Hills, AL Vestavia (11.9 miles AL (12.1 miles Montevallo,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 205 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 1997: 273 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 1998: 475 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1999: 300 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2000: 187 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2001: 204 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2002: 202 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2003: 157 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2004: 353 buildings, average cost: $151,900

Latitude: 33.28 N, Longitude: 86.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Helena, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Retail trade (12.7%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,837 (-37.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 658 (11.2%)

Crime in Helena (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (9.7 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (9.7 per 100,000)
  • 8 assaults (77.4 per 100,000)
  • 18 burglaries (174.1 per 100,000)
  • 70 thefts (677.2 per 100,000)
  • 2 auto thefts (19.3 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 63.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Average climate in Helena, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Helena-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 163% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Helena city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category 5 tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Helena:
  • SHELBY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; ALABASTER, AL)
  • BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • HEALTHSOUTH LAKESHORE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Helena, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Helena:
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 20 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 52 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; ID: TCL)
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 60 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; ID: ASN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Helena:
  • BESSEMER (about 5 miles; BESSEMER, AL; ID: EKY)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 10 miles; ALABASTER, AL; ID: EET)
  • BIBB COUNTY (about 29 miles; CENTREVILLE, AL; ID: 0A8)

Amtrak station near Helena:
  • 17 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 5 $9,241 $22,178 0 $0
Firefighters 14 $44,050 $37,757 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $8,192 $19,660 0 $0
Local Libraries 3 $6,445 $25,780 2 $1,492
Water Supply 5 $16,085 $38,604 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 5 $8,192 $19,660 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $1,838 $22,056 1 $1,437
Financial Administration 3 $10,284 $41,136 2 $3,872
Other and Unallocable 3 $10,751 $43,004 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $11,832 $35,496 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $17,081 $17,081 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,325 $27,900 2 $1,771
Police Protection - Officers 14 $45,956 $39,390 2 $731
Totals for Government 75 $192,270 $30,763 9 $9,303
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helena:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 12 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,651)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (about 19 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 12,178)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 3,279)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; SUMITON, AL; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 3,635)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 51 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 17,453)
Public primary/middle schools in Helena:
  • HELENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 187 THIRD ST; Grades: KG - 02)
  • HELENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 567; Location: 3500 HWY 52; Grades: 03 - 05)
Library in Helena:
  • HELENA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $144,355; Location: 230 TUCKER ROAD; 22,721 books; 511 audio materials; 1,290 video materials; 16 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Helena include: Shiloh Church (A), Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church (B), Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (C).

Cemeteries: David Lindsay Cemetery (1), Shiloh Cemetery (2), Acton Cemetery (3), Cumberland Cemetery (4).

Ruffin Swamp (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Prairie Brook (A), Buck Creek (B), Beaverdam Creek (C), Lee Brook (D).

Park in Helena: Joe Tucker Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Helena compared to Alabama state average:
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Helena:
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBYE (1370 AM; 1 kW; CALERA, AL; Owner: PROGRESSIVE UNITED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Helena:
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Helena:
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • WOTM-LP (Channel 19; MONTEVALLO, AL; Owner: JAMES DONALD EARLEY)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)

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