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Helena, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Helena (historical) had a population of 3,021 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Helena, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,021
Daytime Population: Workers 189
Daytime Population: Residents 1,496
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,685
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 1,591
Population in Familes 1,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,430
Population Density2 1,445
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $22,601
Average Household Income $33,664
Per Capita Income $10,449


Total Housing Units 823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 422 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 235 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $64,130
Average Home Value $90,618


Total Households 656
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 428
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% -0.37%
Households -0.73% -0.71%
Families -0.47% -0.81%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.3%

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, 2017 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 # 227 64th
Population Density # 96 85th
Diversity Index # 94 85th
Median Household Income # 613 2nd
Per Capita Income # 624 0th

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