Helena, MT Population

By | June 20, 2019

Population: 25,780. Estimated population in July 2020: 27,383 (+6.2% change)
Males: 12,283 (47.6%), Females: 13,497 (52.4%)

The city of Helena is located in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in Montana.

Zip codes: 59601, 59602.

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

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%).

Elevation: 4090 feet

Land area: 14.0 square miles

Map of Helena, MT

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Helena:

  • HELENA REGIONAL (about 5 miles; HELENA, MT; Abbreviation: HLN)
  • BERT MOONEY (about 55 miles; BUTTE, MT; Abbreviation: BTM)
  • GREAT FALLS INTL (about 76 miles; GREAT FALLS, MT; Abbreviation: GTF)

Other public-use airports nearest to Helena:

  • MOUNTAIN LAKES FIELD (about 16 miles; HELENA, MT; Abbreviation: 5M7)
  • BOULDER (about 28 miles; BOULDER, MT; Abbreviation: 3U9)
  • CANYON FERRY (about 35 miles; TOWNSEND, MT; Abbreviation: 8U9)

Colleges and Universities

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 (Full-time 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 and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 11,112)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 196 miles; REXBURG, ID; Full-time enrollment: 8,670)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS (about 252 miles; BILLINGS, MT; Full-time enrollment: 3,105)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 273 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,057)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 323 miles; MOSCOW, ID; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO (about 327 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,433)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)