What is the current population of Helena?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Helena is 21,560. Helena, Alabama is the 1,761st largest city in the US.

Helena Geography [top]

What county is Helena, Alabama in?

Parts of Helena are located within Jefferson County and Shelby County.

What is the size of Helena, Alabama in square miles?

Helena has an area of 20.3 square miles.

Helena Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Helena?

The current population of Helena (21,560) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Helena growing?

Helena has grown 99.0% since the 2000. Helena, Alabama is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 81% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Helena, Alabama?

Helena has a population density of 825.4 people per square mile.

Helena Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Helena, Alabama?

The total voting age population of Helena, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 13,444. The voting age population is 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

What percentage of Helena, Alabama residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 13.1% of the residents of Helena are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Helena, Alabama?

The racial demographics of Helena are 75.7% White, 17.1% Black, 3.2% Two or more races, 2.4% Other, 1.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 2.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Helena, Alabama residents are below the poverty line?

In Helena, 3.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 3.4%. On a per-household basis, 2.7% of families are below the poverty line in Helena.

What percentage of Helena, Alabama residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 70.1% of Helena residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Helena, Alabama residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 96.5% of Helena residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 46.8% have a bachelor's degree and 14.7% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Helena, Alabama residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Helena residents aged 5 and older, 5.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.7% speak an Asian language.

Helena Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Helena, Alabama?

The unemployment rate in Helena is 1.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Helena, Alabama residents work for the government?

In Helena, 13.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Helena, Alabama?

The median household income in Helena is $87,781.

Helena Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Helena, Alabama?

In Helena, 93.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Helena, Alabama?

Renters occupy 6.7% of housing units in Helena.

What percentage of Helena, Alabama housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Helena, 0.5% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Helena, Alabama housing units were built after 2000?

In Helena, 44.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,100 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Helena, Alabama?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Helena is $1,341.

What percentage of households in Helena, Alabama have broadband internet?

In Helena, 90.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Helena Population By Year

Population Graph For Helena
Year Population Rank in US
2021 21,560 1,761
2020 21,095 1,785
2019 19,925 1,857
2018 19,529 1,869
2017 19,072 1,894
2016 18,673 1,921
2015 18,264 1,943
2014 17,883 1,967
2013 17,560 1,983
2012 17,209 1,997
2011 17,054 2,001
2010 16,793 2,004
2000 10,834 2,595
1990 4,454 4,378

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
1751 Carbondale, Illinois 21,741 -17.1%
1752 Port Hueneme, California 21,712 -0.7%
1753 Dickinson, Texas 21,697 26.8%
1754 Waxhaw, North Carolina 21,673 602.7%
1755 Tukwila, Washington 21,615 25.9%
1756 Lino Lakes, Minnesota 21,608 27.2%
1757 South Euclid, Ohio 21,608 -7.9%
1758 Ashland, Oregon 21,607 10.5%
1759 American Canyon, California 21,605 118.0%
1760 Del City, Oklahoma 21,604 -2.3%
1761 Helena, Alabama 21,560 99.0%
1762 Lindenwold, New Jersey 21,542 23.8%
1763 North Ogden, Utah 21,528 42.3%
1764 Clemmons, North Carolina 21,517 35.9%
1765 Rocky River, Ohio 21,510 3.9%
1766 Gallup, New Mexico 21,495 3.3%
1767 Seymour, Indiana 21,489 18.1%
1768 Hanahan, South Carolina 21,480 65.3%
1769 Ashland, Kentucky 21,476 -1.9%
1770 St. John, Indiana 21,448 148.0%
1771 Mineola, New York 21,433 11.3%

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
992 Florence 39,933 9.8%
1026 Vestavia Hills 38,801 25.5%
1036 Phenix City 38,428 35.2%
1039 Prattville 38,286 46.6%
1175 Gadsden 33,769 -13.1%
1178 Alabaster 33,676 39.7%
1257 Opelika 31,538 27.7%
1272 Northport 31,009 55.7%
1329 Enterprise 29,395 38.9%
1359 Daphne 28,777 71.4%
1441 Athens 27,027 41.1%
1477 Trussville 26,388 84.5%
1495 Homewood 26,054 3.9%
1520 Bessemer 25,615 -15.3%
1576 Pelham 24,688 68.6%
1669 Fairhope 23,147 81.7%
1704 Albertville 22,522 29.2%
1714 Oxford 22,312 17.1%
1725 Mountain Brook 22,158 6.5%
1730 Foley 22,063 152.8%
1761 Helena 21,560 99.0%
1793 Anniston 21,157 -12.7%
1941 Prichard 19,097 -33.1%
1994 Cullman 18,635 30.0%
2076 Selma 17,625 -13.6%
2077 Troy 17,609 25.4%
2099 Calera 17,414 389.2%
2123 Millbrook 17,217 52.6%
2189 Muscle Shoals 16,618 35.8%
2195 Hueytown 16,531 1.4%
2206 Gardendale 16,444 38.8%
2219 Saraland 16,319 32.7%
2229 Center Point 16,137 1.4%
2282 Gulf Shores 15,736 174.0%
2288 Chelsea 15,653 300.6%
2290 Scottsboro 15,640 5.6%
2292 Talladega 15,621 -9.7%
2296 Hartselle 15,549 26.3%
2367 Fort Payne 14,834 14.4%
2386 Alexander City 14,618 -4.5%
2419 Jasper 14,354 1.1%
2424 Ozark 14,313 -5.0%
2521 Moody 13,563 65.3%
2527 Irondale 13,518 38.1%
2569 Pell City 13,248 36.6%
2601 Jacksonville 13,057 54.3%
2654 Eufaula 12,675 -9.1%
2709 Sylacauga 12,373 -4.8%
2727 Leeds 12,271 16.9%
2968 Russellville 10,789 20.3%

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