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The City of McRae-Helena had a population of 8,181 as of July 1, 2021. McRae-Helena city 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 McRae-Helena city is located at latitude 32.0636 and longitude -82.8969 in Telfair County.

While the primary coordinates for City of McRae-Helena are located in Telfair County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wheeler County.

It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

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

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McRae-Helena city, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 8,181 (100%)
Population in Households 6,051 (74.0%)
Population in Families 4,864 (59.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,130 (26.0%)
Population Density 1,271
Diversity Index2 73


Median Household Income $34,732
Average Household Income $44,398
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $13,868
Wealth Index5 34


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,639 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 645 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 616 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $80,773
Average Home Value $105,796
Housing Affordability Index3 249


Total Households 2,283
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,435
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.47% -0.13%
Households -0.03% -0.1%
Families -0.04% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.1%

McRae-Helena city, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McRae-Helena city to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 128 80th
Population Density # 115 82nd
Median Household Income # 535 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 496 79th
Per Capita Income # 608 3rd
Diversity Index # 43 93rd

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