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Population (year 2000): 25,780. Estimated population in July 2005: 27,383 (+6.2% change)
Males: 12,283 (47.6%), Females: 13,497 (52.4%)

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Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $34,416 (year 2000)
Median house value: $113,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Helena:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.8%)
  • American Indian (3.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)

Ancestries: German (26.4%), Irish (21.2%), English (15.1%), Norwegian (9.9%), French (5.3%), Italian (4.7%).

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Elevation: 4090 feet

Land area: 14.0 square miles

Helena,

For population 25 years and over in Helena

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helena city

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +677 (+2.7%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Falls, MT Great (80.8 miles pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: CO Denver, (679.1 miles pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: AZ Phoenix, (903.8 miles pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: West Side, MT (3.4 miles Helena Valley West Central, MT (4.2 miles Helena Valley Southeast, MT (7.2 miles Helena Helena, MT (7.6 miles East City, MT (7.7 miles Montana Valley Northeast, MT Helena (7.9 miles Valley Northwest, MT (8.8 miles Helena MT (8.9 miles Clancy,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 43 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 1998: 45 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2002: 51 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2004: 99 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2005: 103 buildings, average cost: $185,300

Latitude: 46.60 N, Longitude: 112.03 W

Area code: 406


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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.4%), Public administration (19.8%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,660 (+45.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,516 (87.6%)

Crime in Helena (2004):
  • 1 murder (3.7 per 100,000)
  • 23 rapes (85.2 per 100,000)
  • 11 robberies (40.8 per 100,000)
  • 86 assaults (318.7 per 100,000)
  • 156 burglaries (578.1 per 100,000)
  • 771 thefts (2856.9 per 100,000)
  • 37 auto thefts (137.1 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 292.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Helena, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Helena, Helena:

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Hospitals/medical centers in Helena:
  • SHODAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (2755 COLONIAL DR PO BOX 5539)
  • ST PETERS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (2475 BROADWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Helena:
  • BROADWATER HEALTH CENTER (about 43 miles; TOWNSEND, MT)
  • POWELL COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - CAH (about 52 miles; DEER LODGE, MT)
  • ST JAMES HEALTHCARE (about 54 miles; BUTTE, MT)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Helena:
  • HELENA REGIONAL (about 5 miles; HELENA, MT; ID: HLN)
  • BERT MOONEY (about 55 miles; BUTTE, MT; ID: BTM)
  • GREAT FALLS INTL (about 76 miles; GREAT FALLS, MT; ID: GTF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Helena:
  • MOUNTAIN LAKES FIELD (about 16 miles; HELENA, MT; ID: 5M7)
  • BOULDER (about 28 miles; BOULDER, MT; ID: 3U9)
  • CANYON FERRY (about 35 miles; TOWNSEND, MT; ID: 8U9)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Transit 6 $12,341 $24,682 4 $4,269
Other and Unallocable 16 $47,382 $35,536 10 $12,985
Water Supply 15 $52,755 $42,204 0 $0
Police - Other 21 $54,075 $30,900 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 49 $184,884 $45,277 2 $381
Judicial and Legal 8 $27,635 $41,452 2 $1,167
Other Government Administration 27 $87,021 $38,676 3 $1,979
Financial Administration 10 $37,257 $44,708 0 $0
Firefighters 34 $141,809 $50,050 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $6,609 $39,654 0 $0
Streets and Highways 21 $67,720 $38,697 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 18 $61,359 $40,906 0 $0
Sewerage 17 $53,563 $37,809 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 20 $67,839 $40,703 24 $6,830
Totals for Government 264 $902,249 $41,011 45 $27,611


Colleges/Universities in Helena:
  • CARROLL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,124; Location: 1601 N BENTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.carroll.edu)
  • HELENA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY OF UNIVERSITY OF MT (FT enrollment: 622; Location: 1115 N ROBERTS ST; Public; Website: WWW.HCT.UMONTANA.EDU)
  • MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM-SYSTEM OFFICE (Location: 2500 BROADWAY; Public; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • THE COMPUTER SCHOOL (Location: REEDERS ALLEY STE 131 UPPER LEVEL; Private, for-profit)
  • MONTANA SCHOOL OF TAXIDERMY (Location: 3280 GREEN MEADOW DR; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helena:
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN (about 103 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; Full-time enrollment: 10,380)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-MISSOULA (about 145 miles; MISSOULA, MT; FT enrollment: 11,112)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 196 miles; REXBURG, ID; FT enrollment: 8,670)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS (about 252 miles; BILLINGS, MT; FT enrollment: 3,105)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 273 miles; POCATELLO, ID; FT enrollment: 10,057)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 323 miles; MOSCOW, ID; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO (about 327 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; FT enrollment: 3,433)
Public high schools in Helena:
  • HELENA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,678; Location: 1300 BILLINGS AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,419; Location: 100 VALLEY DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Helena:
  • ST ANDREWS SCHOOL (Students: 126; Location: POBOX231; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ROCKY MTN CHRISTIAN HIGH (Students: 70; Location: 1421 N ROBERTS; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Helena:
  • C R ANDERSON MIDDLE SCHL (Students: 1,077; Location: 1200 KNIGHT; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HELENA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 699; Location: 1025 NORTH RODNEY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FOUR GEORGIANS SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 555 CUSTER AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ROSSITER SCHOOL (Students: 441; Location: 1497 SIERRA ROAD EAST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SMITH SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 2320 5TH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WARREN SCHOOL (Students: 286; Location: 2690 YORK ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BROADWATER SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 900 HOLLINS; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CENTRAL SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 402 NORTH WARREN; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JIM DARCY SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 990 LINCOLN ROAD WEST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HAWTHORNE SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 430 MADISON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Helena:
  • CORNERSTONE ACADEMY (Students: 152; Location: PO BOX 4848 118 PLACER ST.; Grades: KG - 8)
  • INTERMOUNTAIN CHILDREN'S HOME (Students: 40; Location: 500 SOUTH LAMBORN; Grades: 1 - 7)
  • HELENA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 32 S EWING; Grades: UG - UG)
  • HELENA ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 8; Location: 2410 BELT VIEW DR; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • CHRIST'S CHURCH ACADEMY (Students: 6; Location: 921 E 6TH; Grades: 2 - 10)
Library in Helena:
  • LEWIS & CLARK LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,552,688; Location: 120 SOUTH LAST CHANCE GULCH; 118,314 books; 2,323 audio materials; 2,545 video materials; 195 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Helena: Branding Iron RV Park (A), Reeders Alley (B), State Capitol Grounds (C), Northgate Plaza (D), Bill Roberts Municipal Golf Course (E), Lundy Center (F), Hustad Center (G), Helena Ranger Station (H), Helena (I), Helena Fire Department (J), Helena College of Technology of the University of Montana Library (K), Old Livestock Building (L), Commons (M), Holter Museum of Art (N), Physical Education Center (O), Borromeo Hall (P), Labor and Industry Building (Q), Guadalupe Hall (R), Helena Police Department (S), Lee Metcalf Building (T).

Shopping Center: Capital Hill Mall (1).

Churches in Helena include: Valley View Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), United Pentecostal Church (B), Covenant United Methodist Church (C), Holy Cross Traditional Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Faith Tabernacle (F), Baha'i Faith (G), Society of Friends - Quakers (H).

Cemeteries: Benton Avenue Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Home of Peace Cemetery (3).

Parks in Helena include: Mount Helena City Park (1), The Bullwhacker Statue (2), Ramey Park (3), Reeders Alley Park (4), Boy With a Leaking Boot Statue (5), Cherry Hill Park (6), Stewart Homes Park (7), Lincoln Park (8), Robinson Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Helena compared to Montana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Helena:
  • KBLL (1240 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KCAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helena:
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBLL-FM (99.5 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROASDCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KUHM (91.7 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • K246AC (97.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: LAST CHANCE PUBLIC RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • K251AC (98.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS-MT UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KHKR-FM (104.1 FM; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAPC (91.3 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KOPR (94.1 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMBR (95.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • K213CJ (90.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: MONTANA CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAAR (92.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Helena:
  • KHBB-LP (Channel 21; HELENA, MT; Owner: KFBB CORPORATION)
  • KMTF (Channel 10; HELENA, MT; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K36CX (Channel 36; CLANCY, MT; Owner: BOULDER TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K41CX (Channel 41; HELENA, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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