Helena, Montana

Helena: State capital of Montana, United States and seat of Lewis and Clark County


Helena is a city located in the county of Lewis and Clark in the U.S. state of Montana. Its population at the 2010 census was 28,190 and a population density of 658 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 33,737 inhabitants.

The city was created 159 years ago in 1864.

Helena locator map
Location of Helena on Montana map.

Quick Facts about Helena

Population : 33,737 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Montana (United States)
County : Lewis and Clark County
Phone Area Codes : 406
Area : 42.83 km2
Altitude : 3,875 feet / 1181 meters
Capital city : Helena is capital of Montana, Lewis and Clark County
Establishment : October 10, 1864 (159 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 17:55:31 (3rd December 2023)
Postal code : 59601
Density : 788 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 16.44% (2010-2020)
Weather : 27℉ Chance Light Snow 7-days weather
Helena Montana 2006 image
Helena Montana 2006
Helena Montana 2006 image


Helena is located at 46°35'34"N 112°2'10"W (46.5927100, -112.0361100). It has 2 neighbors: Billings and Butte.

Helena map


Helena forecast: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 21 to 37 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. more

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Helena has 2 neighbours.

  • Billings The most populous city in Montana. It is located in the south-central part of the state. Billings is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Moss Mansion and the Yellowstone Art Museum.
  • Butte consolidated city-county in Montana, United States


The population of Helena increased by 16.44% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 28,190 - census
2011 29,312 3.83% estimation process
2012 29,647 1.13% estimation process
2013 30,044 1.32% estimation process
2014 30,386 1.13% estimation process
2015 30,971 1.89% estimation process
2016 31,444 1.5% estimation process
2017 32,058 1.92% estimation process
2018 32,558 1.54% estimation process
2019 33,124 1.71% estimation process
2020 33,737 1.82% estimation process

Helena zip code is 59601. County name: Lewis and Clark, County fips: 30049

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People born in Helena (79)

People born in Helena, including actor Gary Cooper, film, television and stage actress Myrna Loy, politician Forrest H. Anderson, .


Schools in Helena

College & universities near Helena, MT

Code Name City ZIP
180106 Carroll College Helena (MT) 59625-0002
180276 Helena College University of Montana Helena (MT) 59601

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Helena, MT

Code Name Address Type
BUT Butte, MT 1324 Harrison Avenue BUS
BOZ Bozeman, MT 6505 Jack Rabbit Lane BUS

Post offices near Helena

Post Office Name City ZIP
Last Chan Post Office Helena (MT) 59601

Other places with the same name (5)

  • Helena , Alabama City in Alabama, United States with a population of 20,374 people.
  • Helena , Oklahoma town of the United States with a population of 1,417 people.
  • Helena , Michigan human settlement in Marquette County, Michigan, United States of America with a population of 991 people.
  • Helena , Ohio human settlement in Sandusky County, Ohio, United States of America with a population of 208 people.

Other cities in Lewis and Clark County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lewis and Clark County , MT.

City Name Population Title
East Helena 2,130 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Helena distances to largest Montana cities