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Population in 2012: 518 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.5%
Males: 207  (40.0%)
Females: 311  (60.0%)

Median resident age:  53.2 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30545, 30571.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,534 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Helen:

$30,534
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,616

Helen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $386,685 (it was $139,800 in 2000)
Helen:

$386,685
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $470,749; Detached houses: $528,152; Townhouses or other attached units: $237,724; In 2-unit structures: $196,663; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $645,443

Median gross rent in 2012: $621.

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  • White alone - 459 (90.0%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (4.7%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (3.5%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Helen: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.8%), English (17.8%), Irish (10.7%), Scotch-Irish (8.8%), French (7.6%), Scottish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1440 feet

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 245 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Helen:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helen city:

  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 21.0%

17 residents are foreign born (13.2% Asia, 5.2% Europe).

This city:  5.2%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Helen, Georgia as of November 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Helen to the number of sex offenders is 173 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,625 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,250 (0.5%)

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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
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 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

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Crime rates in Helen by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2011 2012
Murders 0011001
per 100,000 0.00.0189.8170.60.00.0193.1
Rapes 0100000
per 100,000 0.0222.20.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0002000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0341.30.00.00.0
Assaults 3854487
per 100,000 681.81777.8948.8682.6624.01547.41351.4
Burglaries 12171415648
per 100,000 2727.33777.82656.52559.7936.0773.71544.4
Thefts 56545169557150
per 100,000 12727.312000.09677.411774.78580.313733.19652.5
Auto thefts 55511123
per 100,000 1136.41111.1948.8170.61716.1386.8579.2
Arson 0001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0170.60.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 303.7) 752.91109.6989.11010.0544.6766.4971.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

17.37
Georgia average:

2.77

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +128 (+42.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (24%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Helen-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% 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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 85% 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 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 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from Helen center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Helen:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Helen, GA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helen:

  • North Georgia College & State University (about 19 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,201)
  • Gainesville State College (about 34 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 6,068)
  • Clemson University (about 52 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 16,837)
  • Western Carolina University (about 53 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 6,852)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 53 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,051)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 53 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Athens Technical College (about 54 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 2,099)

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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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Helen and their reported violations in the past:

UNICOI SPRINGS CAMP RESORT (Population served: 348, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
TANGLEWOOD RESTAURANT (Population served: 182, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2002), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
NACOOCHEE VILLAGE, L.P. (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOUNTAIN LAKE RESORT (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
GEORGIA UNIT WBCCI (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Helen, GA

Helen compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly above 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Helen, Georgia:

  • Days Inn Helen, 8288 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-4079, Fax: (706) 878-3177
  • Comfort Inn Helen, Edelweiss Dr, Helen, GA 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-8000
  • Econo Lodge Helen, 749 Bruken Strase St, Helen, GA 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-2141
  • Heidi Motel Helen, 8820 North Main St, Helen, GA 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-2689
  • Econo Lodge, 749 Brukenstasse St, Helen, GA 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-2141
  • Chattahoochee Ridge Lodge, PO Box 175, Helen, GA 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-3144
  • Super 8 Motel-helen, 8396 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-2191
  • Hofbrauhaus Inn, 1 Main St, Helen, GA 30545 , Phone: (706) 878-2248, Fax: (706) 878-1202
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Helen, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Helen travel time to work - commute


Helen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.35%
Here38.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents48.5%22.4%8.2%6.3%4.5%
Congregations35.5%25.8%3.2%9.7%3.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%2.5%1.5%1.4%2.0%
Congregations3.2%3.2%3.2%3.2%9.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,381$40,5720$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,498$46,4940$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$26,043$39,0651$345
Police - Other 5$10,315$24,7560$0
Firefighters 1$3,467$41,60412$1,072
Streets and Highways 2$6,153$36,9180$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,722$20,6640$0
Sewerage 1$2,898$34,7760$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,873$29,2380$0
Water Supply 1$2,976$35,7120$0
Totals for Government 26$77,326$35,68913$1,417

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $840,000 ($1621.62)
    Fire Protection: $70,000 ($135.14)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($52.12)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($34.75)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $541,000 ($1044.40)
    Central Staff Services: $515,000 ($994.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $285,000 ($550.19)
    Water Utilities: $285,000 ($550.19)
    Sewerage: $192,000 ($370.66)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($131.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($127.41)
    Fire Protection: $52,000 ($100.39)
    General - Other: $51,000 ($98.46)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $50,000 ($96.53)
    General Public Buildings: $49,000 ($94.59)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($77.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000 ($57.92)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($28.96)
    Corrections - Other: $11,000 ($21.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($3.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($36.68)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $285,000 ($550.19)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($77.22)
    Corrections: $11,000 ($21.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $74,000 ($142.86)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($55.98)
    Central Staff: $17,000 ($32.82)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($32.82)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($23.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $742,000 ($1432.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($131.27)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $199,000 ($384.17)
    Parking Facilities: $55,000 ($106.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($54.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $528,000 ($1019.31)
    All Other: $512,000 ($988.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $207,000 ($399.61)
    Rents: $36,000 ($69.50)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($28.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $299,000 ($577.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($11.58)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $455,000 ($878.38)
    NEC: $267,000 ($515.44)
    Property: $223,000 ($430.50)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $211,000 ($407.34)
    Public Utilities: $78,000 ($150.58)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,217,000 ($2349.42)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $318,000 ($613.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $239,000 ($461.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,127,000 ($2175.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($173.75)
    Other, NEC: $79,000 ($152.51)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $107,000 ($206.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $529,000 ($1021.24)

10.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.70%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hall County, GA  2.11% ($36,488 average AGI)
from Habersham County, GA  1.19% ($33,189)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.58% ($62,609)


8.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hall County, GA  1.69% ($33,417 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  1.26% ($31,847)
to Lumpkin County, GA  0.60% ($21,128)

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: 34.69670833, Lon: -83.71566944, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 21, 2011 08:14 PM, Sr-75, Lat: 34.70988611, Lon: -83.74075278, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1997 01:18 AM, 061203, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total average daily traffic: 11,640
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 17,460

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2005, Expiration Date: 12/19/2015
    Registrant: Gta Dnr Unicoi State Park, 47 Trinity Ave Sw 1st Flr, 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, 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:

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 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Certifier: Jon M Berry
    Registrant: The Law Office Of Dan J. Alpert, 2120 N. 21st Rd., Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 243-8690

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • 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
    Registrant: The Law Office Of Dan J. Alpert, 2120 N. 21st Rd., Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 243-8690
  • 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
    Registrant: The Law Office Of Dan J. Alpert, 2120 N. 21st Rd., Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 243-8690
  • 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, 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 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:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Helen)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


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
Businesses in Helen, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Ramada2
Best Western1Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Super 81
Econo Lodge1Wendy's1
Quality1

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