Helena, Shelby County, Alabama

Helena: City in Alabama, United States

About

Helena is a city located in the county of Shelby in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its population at the 2010 census was 16,793. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 20,374 inhabitants.

The city was created 177 years ago in 1844.

Quick Facts about Helena

Population : 20,374 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
County : Shelby County
Postal code : 35080
Phone Area Codes : 205
Altitude : 417 feet / 127 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1845 (177 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 01:55:17 (12th August 2022)
Population growth : 17.58% (2010-2020)
Helena locator map
Location of Helena on Alabama map.
Old Town Helena Snow image
Old Town Helena Snow
Old Town Helena Snow image

Geography

Helena is located at 33°17'46"N 86°50'37"W (33.2962200, -86.8436000).

Helena map

Demographics

The population of Helena increased by 17.58% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,793 - census
2011 17,118 1.9% estimation process
2012 17,270 0.88% estimation process
2013 17,482 1.21% estimation process
2014 17,824 1.92% estimation process
2015 18,231 2.23% estimation process
2016 18,683 2.42% estimation process
2017 19,104 2.2% estimation process
2018 19,571 2.39% estimation process
2019 19,925 1.78% estimation process
2020 20,374 2.2% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 19,925
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 16,963
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 17.5%
April 1, 2020 Population : 20,914
April 1, 2010 Population : 16,793
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.7%
People over 65 (%) : 13.1%
Female persons, % : 50.6%
White only, percent : 75.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 17.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.2%
Asians alone % : 1.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 75.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,245
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 93.3%

Helena zip code is 35080. County name: Shelby, County fips: 01117

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 93.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $195,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,421
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $412
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,341
2015-2019 Households : 6,718
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.75
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 96.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 90.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 96.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 46.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 4.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 70.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 8,575
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 7,038
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 54,813
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 48,601
2012 total retail sales per capita : $2,824
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 31.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $87,781
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $36,015
Percentage of people living in poverty : 3.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,503
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 904
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 456
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 287
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,189
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 266
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,208
2010 population per square mile : 825.4
2010 land area in square miles : 20.34

People born in Helena (1)

American actress, singer and recording artist Rebecca Luker was born in Helena

Schools in Helena

College & universities near Helena, AL

Code Name City ZIP
491905 Winonah's International School of Cosmetology Hoover (AL) 35244-7310

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Helena, AL

Code Name Address Type
BHM Birmingham 1819 Morris Ave. RAIL
BRR Brent, AL 10393 Alabama Highway 5 BUS
TCL Tuscaloosa 2105 Greensboro Ave RAIL
MAA Marion, AL 26400 Alabama Highway 14 BUS
SLA Selma, AL 434 Broad Street BUS

Post offices near Helena

Post Office Name City ZIP
Helena Post Office Helena (AL) 35080

Other places with the same name (5)

  • Helena , Montana state capital of Montana, United States and seat of Lewis and Clark County with a population of 33,737 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 Shelby County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Shelby County , AL.

City Name Population Title
Alabaster 33,701 Suburb city of Birmingham, located in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Pelham 22,289 City in Alabama
Calera 15,248 City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Meadowbrook 8,769 Community in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Lake Purdy 7,857 City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States of America
Montevallo 7,098 City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Columbiana 4,682 City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Indian Springs Village 2,628 City in Shelby County, Alabama, United States of America
Vincent 2,223 City in Alabama
Wilsonville 2,069 Town in southeastern Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Westover 1,769 City in Alabama, United States
Harpersville 1,748 Town in Shelby County, Alabama, United States
Wilton 684 Human settlement in Alabama

Distance to Other Cities

Helena distances to largest Alabama cities