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Helena, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Helena (historical) had a population of 2,991 as of July 1, 2016. Helena ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Helena is located at latitude 32.079 and longitude -82.9102 in Telfair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Helena (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Telfair County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 239 feet.

The City of Helena (historical) (GNIS ID: 2404678) has a X1 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a governmental entity. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Helena (historical) is located within McRae-Helena Division of Telfair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Helena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Helena, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,991
Population in Households 1,627
Population in Familes 1,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,364
Population Density1 1,431
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 688
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 450
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 442 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $61,682
Average Home Value $91,233


Median Household Income $21,688
Average Household Income $33,069
Per Capita Income $10,599
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% -0.2%
Households -0.09% -0.26%
Families 0.25% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Helena, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helena to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 228 64th
Population Density1 # 93 85th
Diversity Index2 # 86 86th
Median Household Income # 613 2nd
Per Capita Income # 623 1st

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