Helen, Georgia

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Population in 2014: 526 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.3%
Males: 246  (46.9%)
Females: 280  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  58.3 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 30545, 30571.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,098 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Helen:

$23,098
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,804 (it was $22,281 in 2000)

Helen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $404,117 (it was $139,800 in 2000)
Helen:

$404,117
GA:

$141,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $588.

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  • Races in Helen, GA (2010)

    Helen races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Helen: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (22.6%), Irish (12.6%), German (12.4%), Scottish (5.9%), United States (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1440 feet

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 249 people per square mile   (very low).

Helen,GA real estate house value index trend

Helen, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Helen:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helen city:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 29.1%

7 residents are foreign born (13.3% Asia).

This city:

2.2%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Helen, Georgia as of July 01, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Helen to the number of sex offenders is 130 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,164 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,977 (0.6%)

Helen satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.70 N, Longitude: 83.73 W

Area code: 706

Helen household income distribution Helen home values distribution

Crime rates in Helen by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 01100100
per 100,000 0.0189.8170.60.00.0193.10.00.0
Rapes 100000N/AN/A
per 100,000 222.20.00.00.00.00.0N/AN/A
Robberies 00200000
per 100,000 0.00.0341.30.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 85448768
per 100,000 1,777.8948.8682.6624.01,547.41,351.41,153.81,512.3
Burglaries 171415648918
per 100,000 3,777.82,656.52,559.7936.0773.71,544.41,730.83,402.6
Thefts 5451695571505158
per 100,000 12,000.09,677.411,774.78,580.313,733.19,652.59,807.710,964.1
Auto thefts 551112322
per 100,000 1,111.1948.8170.61,716.1386.8579.2384.6378.1
Arson 00100000
per 100,000 0.00.0170.60.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.6) 1116.8995.51016.6548.2771.3978.1633.3824.9

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Crime rate in Helen detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

15.12
Georgia average:

2.51

Helen tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +128 (+42.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (36%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (43%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Helen: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 Helen 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 the city 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 37.9%
(36.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Georgia average:

12.6

Helen travel time to work - commute Helen mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Helen city (based on White County data)

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
White County:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

25.9%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

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
Financial Administration 1$3,310$39,7200$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,624$62,4960$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$1,750
Police Protection - Officers 10$34,264$41,1170$0
Police - Other 2$5,798$34,7880$0
Firefighters 1$4,136$49,6326$15
Streets and Highways 2$7,581$45,4860$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,976$23,8560$0
Sewerage 1$2,349$28,1880$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,258$27,0960$0
Water Supply 2$5,125$30,7500$0
Totals for Government 25$84,421$40,52210$1,765

Helen government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $840,000 ($1596.96)
    Fire Protection: $70,000 ($133.08)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($51.33)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($34.22)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $541,000 ($1028.52)
    Central Staff Services: $515,000 ($979.09)
    Housing & Community Development: $285,000 ($541.83)
    Water Utilities: $285,000 ($541.83)
    Sewerage: $192,000 ($365.02)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($129.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($125.48)
    Fire Protection: $52,000 ($98.86)
    General - Other: $51,000 ($96.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $50,000 ($95.06)
    General Public Buildings: $49,000 ($93.16)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($76.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000 ($57.03)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($28.52)
    Corrections - Other: $11,000 ($20.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($3.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($36.12)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $285,000 ($541.83)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($76.05)
    Corrections: $11,000 ($20.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $74,000 ($140.68)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($55.13)
    Central Staff: $17,000 ($32.32)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($32.32)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($22.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $742,000 ($1410.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($129.28)

Helen government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $199,000 ($378.33)
    Parking Facilities: $55,000 ($104.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($53.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $528,000 ($1003.80)
    All Other: $512,000 ($973.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $207,000 ($393.54)
    Rents: $36,000 ($68.44)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($28.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $299,000 ($568.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($11.41)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $455,000 ($865.02)
    NEC: $267,000 ($507.60)
    Property: $223,000 ($423.95)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $211,000 ($401.14)
    Public Utilities: $78,000 ($148.29)

Helen government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,217,000 ($2313.69)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $318,000 ($604.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $239,000 ($454.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,127,000 ($2142.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($171.10)
    Other, NEC: $79,000 ($150.19)

Helen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $107,000 ($203.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $529,000 ($1005.70)

7.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hall County, GA  1.52% ($27,477 average AGI)
from Habersham County, GA  1.09% ($24,699)
from Lumpkin County, GA  0.66% ($24,196)


7.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hall County, GA  1.52% ($37,054 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  1.12% ($22,198)
to Lumpkin County, GA  0.48% ($25,268)

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: 34.69671, Lon: -83.71567, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 21, 2011 08:14 PM, Sr-75, Lat: 34.70989, Lon: -83.74075, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1997 01:18 AM, 061203, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 29m95ftTotal length
  • $4,004,000Total costs
  • 19,140Total average daily traffic
  • 185Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,710Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/26/2010, Expiration Date: 01/17/2021, Certifier: Wray HallRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/02/2011, Expiration Date: 01/29/2022Registrant: State Of Georgia, 47 Trinity Ave Sw 1st Flr, 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/11/2015, Expiration Date: 12/19/2025Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/02/2007, Expiration Date: 10/02/2017, Certifier: Pickens M Lindsay MrRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/25/2014, Expiration Date: 03/25/2024, Certifier: Darlene BroadwayRegistrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (952) 469-0224, Fax: (952) 469-0170, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/08/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 05/22/2013, Certifier: Jon M BerryRegistrant: Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting Companies, 233 Big A Road, Toccoa, GA 30577, Phone: (706) 297-7264, Fax: (706) 297-7266, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • HEL, 100 Carey Cox Dr (Lat: 34.693139 Lon: -83.742111), Overall height: 100.6 m, Call Sign: WMM658
    Assigned Frequencies: 2115.20 MHzGrant Date: 02/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/24/2001Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/1998, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 05/22/2013Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/1998, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2014Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/27/2022, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2014, Certifier: Richard A CraigRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/29/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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  • HEAD BALLOONS INC, Po Box 28, Helen, GA 30545
    Certificate: D001516 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2015, Expiration Date: 08/24/2016

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Bob Sparks, P O Box 41, 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
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel H Nichols, Po Box 75, Helen, GA 30545

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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
  • Super 8 Helen Ga, 8396 S Main St, Helen, Georgia 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-2191
  • 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
  • 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
All 6 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
Businesses in Helen, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Quality1
Best Western1Ramada2
Circle K1Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Super 81
Econo Lodge1Wendy's1
Hilton1

Helen compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above 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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