Helen, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 543 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +26.3%
Males: 274  (50.5%)
Females: 269  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

56.3 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30545, 30571.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,193 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Helen:

$47,193
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,372 (it was $22,281 in 2000)

Helen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $252,874 (it was $139,800 in 2000)
Helen:

$252,874
GA:

$173,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $995.

March 2019 cost of living index in Helen: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.2%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Helen, GA (2010)
    • 45990.0%White alone
    • 244.7%Asian alone
    • 183.5%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Black alone
    • 20.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.4%Two or more races

Races in Helen detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Helen, Georgia as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Helen is 326 to 1.


Crime rates in Helen by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(117.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(193.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(186.6)
1
(182.8)
1
(182.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(110.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(189.0)
4
(746.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(624.0)
9
(1,304)
25
(3,161)
10
(1,176)
12
(1,329)
9
(1,024)
8
(1,547)
7
(1,351)
6
(1,154)
8
(1,512)
7
(1,323)
4
(746.3)
6
(1,097)
2
(365.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(936.0)
6
(869.6)
2
(252.8)
3
(352.9)
7
(775.2)
6
(682.6)
4
(773.7)
8
(1,544)
9
(1,731)
18
(3,403)
10
(1,890)
13
(2,425)
4
(731.3)
5
(914.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
55
(8,580)
60
(8,696)
85
(10,746)
84
(9,882)
49
(5,426)
72
(8,191)
71
(13,733)
50
(9,653)
51
(9,808)
58
(10,964)
53
(10,019)
67
(12,500)
63
(11,517)
38
(6,947)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(1,716)
5
(724.6)
11
(1,391)
4
(470.6)
1
(110.7)
2
(227.5)
2
(386.8)
3
(579.2)
2
(384.6)
2
(378.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(932.8)
3
(548.4)
2
(365.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)670.8727.51190.9928.2579.2598.4943.91196.9775.01009.5854.41266.8921.4590.5

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City-data.com crime index in Helen, GA

Crime rate in Helen detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

14.63
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: English (24.3%), German (16.4%), Irish (9.3%), American (6.1%), Bahamian (4.7%), Czechoslovakian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1440 feet

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 257 people per square mile   (very low).

Helen, Georgia map

20 residents are foreign born (11.3% Asia, 3.2% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

This city:

5.3%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,922 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,131 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johns Creek, GA (53.7 miles , pop. 76,728).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (75.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (538.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sautee Nacoochee, GA (1.6 miles ),
Yonah, GA (2.1 miles ),
Cleveland, GA (2.8 miles ),
Mossy Creek, GA (3.3 miles ),
Clarkesville, GA (3.6 miles ),
Macedonia, GA (3.7 miles ),
Demorest, GA (3.8 miles ),
Three Sisters Mountains, GA (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.70 N, Longitude: 83.73 W

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Helen, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Helen, GA in 2017
Helen satellite photo by USGS

Helen tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2005: 51 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2006: 48 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $340,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Helen, GA residents
Average permit cost in Helen, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Georgia:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +128 (+42.4%).
Most common industries in Helen, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (20.8%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (10.6%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (27.8%)
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.2%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Helen, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.6%)
  • Other financial specialists (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.8%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (12.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.3%)
  • Registered nurses (8.3%)
  • Cashiers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.6%)

Average climate in Helen, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Helen-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Helen city center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Helen-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.2 miles away from Helen center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 109.2 miles away from Helen center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from Helen center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 242.6 miles away from Helen center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 221.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 347.2 miles away from Helen center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in White County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Helen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Helen:

  • GATEWAY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CLEVELAND, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helen:

  • Piedmont College (about 15 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of North Georgia (about 19 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Brenau University (about 29 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 34 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Clemson University (about 51 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 53 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Western Carolina University (about 53 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Helen: Helen Fire Department (A), White County Fire Department Station 8 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Horton Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Alpine Valley Complex (Water Parks & Slides; 9917 Hwy 75 N), Alpine Extreme Speed Gokarting (Amusement & Theme Parks; 115 Escowee Street), Cool River Tubing (590 Edelweiss Dr), Alpine Mini Golf (Arcades & Amusements; South Main Street).

Hotels: Alpine Crest Resort Club of Helen (Carrie Cox Drive), Chattahoochee Ridge Lodge & Cabins (500 Ridge Road), Hampton Inn (147 Unicoi Street), Comfort Inn (101 Edelweiss Strasse), Castle Inn (8590 Main Street), Alpine Village Inn (Edelweiss Strasse), Econo Lodge (749 Brucken Strasse), Best Western Alpine Helen (8220 Main Street), Helendorf River Inn & Conference Ctr (33 Munich St).

White County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.8%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Banks with branches in Helen (2011 data):

  • United Community Bank: Helen Branch at 8160 Highway 75 North, branch established on 1980/11/19. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Helen:

Marital status in Helen, GA
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Helen:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Helen
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Helen, GA (based on White County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,40922
Mainline Protestant2,56214
Catholic1,5021
Other31
None16,668-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
White County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
White County:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Here:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
White County:

12.43 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.1%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.7%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Helen:

28.4
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.5%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.7%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Helen:

32.1%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Helen:

57.0%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.9%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Helen, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$34,264$41,1170$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,624$62,4960$0
Streets and Highways 2$7,581$45,4860$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,976$23,8560$0
Water Supply 2$5,125$30,7500$0
Police - Other 2$5,798$34,7880$0
Financial Administration 1$3,310$39,7200$0
Firefighters 1$4,136$49,6326$15
Sewerage 1$2,349$28,1880$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,258$27,0960$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$1,750
Totals for Government 25$84,421$40,52210$1,765

Helen government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $527,000 ($970.53)
    Sewerage: $352,000 ($648.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($40.52)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($3.68)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $823,000 ($1515.65)
    Central Staff Services: $743,000 ($1368.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $307,000 ($565.38)
    Water Utilities: $263,000 ($484.35)
    Sewerage: $175,000 ($322.28)
    General Public Buildings: $107,000 ($197.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $96,000 ($176.80)
    General - Other: $86,000 ($158.38)
    Financial Administration: $80,000 ($147.33)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($132.60)
    Libraries: $63,000 ($116.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000 ($77.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($68.14)
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000 ($16.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000 ($16.57)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($12.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($5.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($5.52)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $307,000 ($565.38)
    Other - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($25.78)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $9,000 ($16.57)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($117.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $81,000 ($149.17)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($88.40)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($62.62)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($58.93)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($55.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($27.62)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($22.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,083,000 ($1994.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($64.46)

Helen government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $307,000 ($565.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($68.14)
    Parking Facilities: $14,000 ($25.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($9.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $697,000 ($1283.61)
    Other: $454,000 ($836.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $120,000 ($220.99)
    General Revenue - Other: $39,000 ($71.82)
    Royalties: $37,000 ($68.14)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($29.47)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($1.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $461,000 ($848.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $477,000 ($878.45)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($1.84)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $702,000 ($1292.82)
    Property: $368,000 ($677.72)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $201,000 ($370.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $137,000 ($252.30)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $132,000 ($243.09)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $105,000 ($193.37)
    Other License: $34,000 ($62.62)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $24,000 ($44.20)

Helen government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,104,000 ($2033.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $939,000 ($1729.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $165,000 ($303.87)

Helen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $188,000 ($346.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,193,000 ($5880.29)

8.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hall County, GA  1.50% ($33,635 average AGI)
from Habersham County, GA  0.99% ($37,582)
from Lumpkin County, GA  0.67% ($30,049)


7.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hall County, GA  1.38% ($40,419 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  1.20% ($36,926)
to Lumpkin County, GA  0.52% ($46,468)
Businesses in Helen, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Quality1
Best Western1Ramada2
Circle K1Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Super 81
Econo Lodge1Wendy's1
Hilton1

Strongest AM radio stations in Helen:

  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRWH (1350 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: NEWSIC, INC.)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helen:

  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Helen:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

Helen fatal accident list:

Feb 19, 2011 09:30 PM, Sr-75, Lat: 34.696708, Lon: -83.715669, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 21, 2011 08:14 PM, Sr-75, Lat: 34.709886, Lon: -83.740753, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 22, 2002 09:42 AM, Sr-17, Lat: 34.697065, Lon: -83.716269, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1997 01:18 AM, 061203, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 44.8mTotal length
  • $5,606,000Total costs
  • 33,592Total average daily traffic
  • 327Total average daily truck traffic
  • 50,387Total future (year 1989) average daily traffic
New bridges in Helen, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Helen, GA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Helen)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Atop Tray Mountain Tray Mountain Rd (Lat: 34.748694 Lon: -83.731278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPNT432,
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.612 MHz, Grant Date: 06/08/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 05/22/2013, Certifier: Jon M Berry, Registrant: Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting Companies, 233 Big A Road, Toccoa, GA 30577, Phone: (706) 297-7264, Fax: (706) 297-7266, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 5 Km Off Hwy 356 N (Lat: 34.728139 Lon: -83.720167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: KNNG278,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.925 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2010, Expiration Date: 01/17/2021, Certifier: Wray Hall, Registrant: State Of Georgia, 47 Trinity Ave Sw 1st Fl, Atlanta, GA 30334, Phone: (404) 656-2042, Fax: (404) 656-0320, Email:
  • Unicoi State Park (Lat: 34.728139 Lon: -83.720167), Call Sign: KFQ446, Licensee ID: L00011952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.1000 MHz, 31.1400 MHz, Grant Date: 11/02/2011, Expiration Date: 01/29/2022, Registrant: State Of Georgia, 47 Trinity Ave Sw 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30334, Phone: (404) 656-2042, Fax: (404) 657-0320, Email:
  • Unicoi State Park (Lat: 34.728139 Lon: -83.720167), Call Sign: KXD240,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.905 MHz, 154.935 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2015, Expiration Date: 12/19/2025, Registrant: Gta Dnr Unicoi State Park, 47 Trinity Ave Sw 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30334, Phone: (404) 656-2042, Fax: (404) 657-0320, Email:
  • 8492 Main St (Lat: 34.701889 Lon: -83.733000), Call Sign: WQHP921,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.212 MHz, 464.037 MHz, 464.237 MHz, 464.062 MHz, 464.262 MHz, 464.087 MHz, 464.287 MHz, 464.112 MHz, 464.312 MHz, 464.137 MHz, 464.337 MHz, 464.162 MHz, Grant Date: 10/02/2007, Expiration Date: 10/02/2017, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2017, Certifier: Pickens M Lindsay Mr, Registrant: Erc Parts, Inc, 4001 Cobb International Blvd, Kennesaw, GA 30152, Phone: (770) 984-0276, Fax: (770) 951-1875, Email:
  • Lat: 34.701389 Lon: -83.734444, Call Sign: WQTQ625,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 467.212 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 467.312 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/2014, Expiration Date: 03/25/2024, Certifier: Darlene Broadway, Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (952) 469-0224, Fax: (952) 469-0170, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • HEL, 100 Carey Cox Dr (Lat: 34.693139 Lon: -83.742111), Overall height: 100.6 m, Call Sign: WMM658,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2115.20 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/24/2001, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 17330 Preston Road, Suite 100a, Dallas, TX 75252, Phone: (972) 733-2349, Fax: (972) 733-2852
  • WHEL-FM RELAY SITE, 0.2 Mi N Of Int Of Bruken Strassa & Chatahooche River (Lat: 34.702306 Lon: -83.717667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WPOQ490,
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.000 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/1998, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 05/22/2013, Registrant: Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting Companies, 233 Big A Road, Toccoa, GA 30577, Phone: (706) 297-7264, Fax: (706) 297-7266, Email:
  • STUDIO LOCATION, 705 Bruken Strassa Ste 201 (Lat: 34.698417 Lon: -83.718778), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WPOQ491,
    Assigned Frequencies: 949.500 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/1998, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2014, Registrant: Sutton Radiocasting Corporation, 233 Big A Road, Toccoa, GA 30577, Phone: (706) 297-7264, Email:
  • HELEN, Land Lot 24 3rd District (Lat: 34.703694 Lon: -83.698000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WPVW279,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6402.32 MHz, Grant Date: 10/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/27/2022, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2014, Certifier: Richard A Craig, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • AT72XC073, 297 Lobolly Drive (Lat: 34.703694 Lon: -83.698000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.9 m, Overall height: 89.6 m, Call Sign: WQQZ381,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • HELEN, 100 Carey Cox Dr (Lat: 34.693472 Lon: -83.742417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 98.5 m, Overall height: 100 m, Call Sign: WQZH956,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 05/23/2017, Expiration Date: 05/23/2027, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Helen)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • HEAD BALLOONS INC, Po Box 28, Helen, GA 30545
    Certificate: D001516 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 10/05/2018, Expiration Date: 10/04/2019

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: HEAD BALLOONS AX8-105 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 324CG , Serial Number: 472
    Registrant (Corporation): Head Balloons Inc, Po Box 28, Helen, GA 30545
  • Aircraft: HEAD BALLOONS AX7-77 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 4009H , Serial Number: 444, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Head Balloons Inc, Po Box 28, Helen, GA 30545
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 60701 , Serial Number: 15070511, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 04/19/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 03/20/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel H Nichols, Po Box 75, Helen, GA 30545
  • Aircraft: FREE BALLOON K630/1-RI (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 3861 , Serial Number: 45-1, Year manufactured: 1970, Certificate Issue Date: 03/02/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Bob Sparks, P O Box 41, Helen, GA 30545

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 28 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Helen, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.5%), and Outside Fires (23.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Helen, GA
    • 9257.5%Structure Fires
    • 3823.8%Outside Fires
    • 2415.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 63.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Helen, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Helen, Georgia:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 8288 S Main St, Helen, Georgia 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-4079, Fax: (706) 878-3177
  • SureStay Hotel by Best Western Helen, GA, 8396 S Main St, Helen, Georgia 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-2191, Fax: (706) 381-8009
  • Country Inn And Suites By Carlson, 877 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, Georgia 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-9000, Fax: (706) 878-7878
  • Ramada Limited, 11 Edelweiss St, Helen, Georgia 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-1451, Fax: (706) 878-1451
  • Hampton Inn - Helen On The River, 147 Unicoi St, Helen, Georgia 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-3310, Fax: (706) 878-3566
  • Unicoi State Park And Lodge, 1788 Hwy 356, Helen, Georgia 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-2201, Fax: (706) 878-1897
  • Quality Inn, 15 Yonah St, Helen, Georgia 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-2268, Fax: (706) 878-2268
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 8100 S Main, Helen, Georgia 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-1084
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Helen, Georgia
Most common first names in Helen, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1474.2 years
William1165.8 years
Charles971.1 years
Mary873.5 years
John770.3 years
Thomas765.6 years
Robert667.0 years
Richard468.0 years
Ruby479.5 years
Ann372.0 years
Most common last names in Helen, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vandiver1183.8 years
Abernathy1070.7 years
Sims981.2 years
Allison670.3 years
Adams581.4 years
Brown574.6 years
Ramey577.2 years
Taylor577.6 years
Edwards472.7 years
Cannon464.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Helen, GA
  • 80.2%Electricity
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Helen, GA
  • 86.9%Electricity
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood


Helen compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Helen on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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