Helena, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 19,925 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +93.5%
Males: 9,824  (49.3%)
Females: 10,101  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 35080.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $85,316 (it was $62,908 in 2000)
Helena:

$85,316
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,859 (it was $26,323 in 2000)

Helena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $211,397 (it was $128,500 in 2000)
Helena:

$211,397
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $270,106; detached houses: $291,938; townhouses or other attached units: $150,818; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,870; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $114,166; mobile homes: $70,783; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $66,557

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,374.

March 2019 cost of living index in Helena: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.9%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.5% for Black residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Helena, AL (2019)
    • 13,84674.6%White alone
    • 3,20417.3%Black alone
    • 5873.2%Two or more races
    • 5202.8%Hispanic
    • 2561.4%Asian alone
    • 830.4%Other race alone
    • 230.1%American Indian alone
    • 100.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Helena, Alabama as of April 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Helena is 2,952 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Helena by year

Type

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(6.9)
3
(20.4)
1
(6.6)
1
(6.3)
1
(5.9)
1
(5.9)
6
(34.7)
4
(22.6)
3
(16.6)
6
(32.4)
2
(10.5)
3
(15.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
1
(5.8)
1
(5.6)
5
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(97.0)
25
(170.1)
10
(65.8)
7
(44.2)
9
(53.3)
9
(52.7)
11
(63.6)
11
(62.1)
13
(71.8)
18
(97.2)
14
(73.8)
58
(299.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
24
(166.3)
30
(204.1)
17
(111.9)
12
(75.7)
28
(165.9)
24
(140.5)
20
(115.6)
12
(67.8)
11
(60.7)
21
(113.4)
6
(31.6)
16
(82.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
84
(582.2)
84
(571.4)
N/A85
(536.4)
138
(817.8)
140
(819.9)
140
(809.0)
126
(711.9)
107
(590.9)
88
(475.0)
79
(416.6)
97
(500.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(13.9)
4
(27.2)
0
(0.0)
5
(31.6)
11
(65.2)
10
(58.6)
9
(52.0)
7
(39.5)
8
(44.2)
6
(32.4)
8
(42.2)
18
(92.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index61.089.752.343.265.064.386.879.967.385.745.5105.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Helena, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 30 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Alabama average:

2.19
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Ancestries: American (21.1%), English (10.6%), Irish (6.3%), German (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), European (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 17.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,167 people per square mile   (low).

Helena, Alabama map

655 residents are foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

3.5%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,054 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $713 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (8.0 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (17.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (558.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Alabaster, AL (2.0 miles ),
Pelham, AL (2.1 miles ),
Brantleyville, AL (2.1 miles ),
Greenwood, AL (2.4 miles ),
Hoover, AL (2.8 miles ),
Indian Springs Village, AL (3.0 miles ),
Bessemer, AL (3.1 miles ),
Lipscomb, AL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 33.28 N, Longitude: 86.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,591 (-35.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,271 (12.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Distribution of median household income in Helena, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Helena, AL in 2019
Helena satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 273 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 1998: 475 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1999: 300 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2000: 187 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2001: 204 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2002: 202 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2003: 157 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2004: 353 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2005: 242 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2006: 177 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2007: 169 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2012: 56 buildings, average cost: $214,500
  • 2013: 123 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2014: 153 buildings, average cost: $210,600
  • 2015: 184 buildings, average cost: $206,700
  • 2016: 181 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2017: 200 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2018: 158 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2019: 186 buildings, average cost: $291,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Helena, AL residents
Average permit cost in Helena, AL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
Alabama:

4.0%
Historical population in Helena, AL
Historical housing units in Helena, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +5,799 (+129.0%).
Most common industries in Helena, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.6%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Utilities (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.3%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.0%)
  • Public administration (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Helena, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (8.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Top executives (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)

Average climate in Helena, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Helena, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.8. This is about average.

City:

82.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.253. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.253
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.83. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.83
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.29. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.29
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.23
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Helena-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Helena city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Helena-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from Helena center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 64.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 151.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from Helena center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Helena topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Helena:

  • COMFORT CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • NEW BEACON OF ALABASTER (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • FAMILY COMFORT HOSPICE OF ALABASTER (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • SHELBY RIDGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • HELPING HANDS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HOOVER, AL)
  • FMC CAHABA VALLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PELHAM, AL)
  • GALLERIA WOODS SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Amtrak station near Helena:

  • 17 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helena:

  • University of Montevallo (about 13 miles; Montevallo, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,826)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 13 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Samford University (about 14 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 14 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 16 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 28 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • The University of Alabama (about 41 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)

Public high school in Helena:

  • HELENA HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1310 HILLSBORO PARKWAY, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Helena:

See full list of schools located in Helena

Library in Helena:

  • HELENA - JANE B. HOLMES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $294,953; Location: 230 TUCKER ROAD; 25,429 books; 3,341 audio materials; 6,016 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions; 23 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Helena Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Helena include: Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church (A), Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (B), Shiloh Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cumberland Cemetery (1), Shiloh Cemetery (2), David Lindsay Cemetery (3), Acton Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Ruffin Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Prairie Brook (A), Lee Brook (B), Beaverdam Creek (C), Buck Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Helena: Joe Tucker Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: R & B Transportation (Tours & Charters; 1906 Lakeland Trail) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Rebecca Luker - Female singer, Liz Cochran - Beauty pageant winner.

Shelby 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 Helena that have no violations reported:

  • HELENA UTILITY BOARD (Population served: 18,900, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.1%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.8%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
16 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Helena (2011 data):

  • BankTrust: Helena Branch at 4949 Highway 17, branch established on 2000/04/07. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $2,083.8 mil, Deposits: $1,812.7 mil, headquarters in Mobile, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 50 total offices, Holding Company: Banctrust Financial Group, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Helena Branch at 4915 Highway 17, branch established on 2002/07/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Helena:

Marital status in Helena, AL
  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Helena:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Helena
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Helena, AL (based on Shelby County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,933172
Mainline Protestant16,07638
Catholic2,8831
Black Protestant2,42112
Other2,3376
Orthodox581
None109,377-
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: 24
Shelby County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Here:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Shelby County:

7.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shelby County:

17.2%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.5%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Helena:

43.5%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Helena:

32.8%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Helena:

56.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Helena:

80.7%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Helena, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 23$104,193$54,3624$4,413
Firefighters 22$95,615$52,1545$6,189
Streets and Highways 7$18,952$32,4890$0
Parks and Recreation 6$18,950$37,9001$792
Police - Other 5$19,479$46,7501$950
Local Libraries 4$13,578$40,7341$806
Other Government Administration 3$18,319$73,2765$6,643
Judicial and Legal 2$7,690$46,1400$0
Financial Administration 1$5,268$63,2161$965
Totals for Government 73$302,044$49,65118$20,758

Helena government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $208,000 ($10.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,858,000 ($193.63)
    Central Staff Services: $1,888,000 ($94.76)
    Regular Highways: $1,185,000 ($59.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $729,000 ($36.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $139,000 ($6.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,446,000 ($223.14)

Helena government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $895,000 ($44.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $571,000 ($28.66)
    General Revenue - Other: $401,000 ($20.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $384,000 ($19.27)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,807,000 ($140.88)
    Other: $1,422,000 ($71.37)
    Property: $1,192,000 ($59.82)
    Other License: $1,177,000 ($59.07)

Helena government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,277,000 ($164.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,114,000 ($156.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $163,000 ($8.18)

Helena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $232,000 ($11.64)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,000 ($4.97)

8.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($199 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, AL  3.66% ($65,544 average AGI)
from Chilton County, AL  0.29% ($33,959)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.18% ($54,736)


8.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.35% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,919 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.35%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, AL  3.30% ($59,781 average AGI)
to Chilton County, AL  0.34% ($41,481)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.21% ($53,629)
Businesses in Helena, AL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Publix Super Markets1
FedEx1Subway1
Little Caesars Pizza1Taco Bell1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Nike2Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Helena:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helena:

  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Helena:

  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOTM-LP (Channel 19; MONTEVALLO, AL; Owner: JAMES DONALD EARLEY)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Helena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 45.9mTotal length
  • $15,966,000Total costs
  • 74,770Total average daily traffic
  • 7,491Total average daily truck traffic
  • 98,993Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Helena, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Helena, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Helena)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 33.274444 Lon: -86.865556, Call Sign: WPYB920,
    Assigned Frequencies: 806.000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2013, Expiration Date: 07/16/2023, Certifier: Ray Waters, Registrant: Southern Communications Services, Inc. D/B/A Southern Linc, 600 18th St N Bin Sn-0800, Birmingham, AL 35203-2206, Phone: (205) 257-1534, Email:
  • 1000 Coalmont Road (Lat: 33.274444 Lon: -86.865556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 50.6 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQJP290,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.162 MHz, 855.887 MHz, Grant Date: 07/02/2013, Expiration Date: 07/16/2023, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2014, Certifier: Robin J Cohen, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1 Mi E Hwy 52 Int Cnty Rd 261 & 52 (Lat: 33.287611 Lon: -86.828056), Call Sign: KUW547,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.6200 MHz, 49.1600 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/1995, Expiration Date: 03/28/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2000, Registrant: Plantation Pipe Line Company, 1435 Windward Concourse, Alpharetta, GA 30202, Phone: (404) 751-4100
  • Lat: 33.305556 Lon: -86.831389, Call Sign: WQDA243,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.375 MHz, 464.325 MHz, 469.325 MHz, Grant Date: 07/21/2015, Expiration Date: 07/06/2025, Certifier: Ricky Duffey, Registrant: Sullivan Communications, 202 Business Center Drive, Birmingham, AL 35244, Phone: (205) 988-5522, Fax: (205) 988-3125, Email:
  • 7210 Wyndham Parkway (Lat: 33.278056 Lon: -86.852222), Call Sign: WQFS713,
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 468.762 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz... (+20 more), Grant Date: 09/23/2006, Expiration Date: 09/23/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/26/2016, Certifier: Marcella Hammond, Registrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (630) 566-1755, Email:
  • 3441 Highway 93 (Lat: 33.298917 Lon: -86.902167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQJX731,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.635 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2019, Expiration Date: 02/05/2029, Certifier: Randall J Patterson, Registrant: Alabama Gas Corporation, #14 13th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 326-8351, Fax: (205) 326-8335, Email:
  • 284 Old Cahaba Terrace (Lat: 33.287444 Lon: -86.874944), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQJY428,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.635 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2019, Expiration Date: 02/12/2029, Certifier: Randall J Patterson, Registrant: Alabama Gas Corporation, #14 13th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 326-8351, Fax: (205) 326-8335, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • HELENA, Lat: 33.306306 Lon: -86.816500, Call Sign: WQEA242,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.406 MHz, Grant Date: 12/08/2015, Expiration Date: 12/12/2025, Certifier: Brian Hinds, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Helena AL 6, 120 Old Tuscaloosa Road (Lat: 33.288472 Lon: -86.849278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQII674,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10955.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2008, Expiration Date: 02/20/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, 774 Mays Blvd., #10-465, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • HELENA EBTS MASTER, 1000 Coalmont Road (Lat: 33.274361 Lon: -86.865639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 50 m, Overall height: 55.4 m, Call Sign: WQTV595,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.731 MHz, 952.731 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/2014, Expiration Date: 04/22/2024, Cancellation Date: 05/17/2019, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Fax: (256) 231-3627, Email:
  • HELENA, 1000 Coalmont Rd (Lat: 33.274361 Lon: -86.865611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQWM458,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz... (+14 more), Grant Date: 10/02/2015, Expiration Date: 10/02/2025, 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:

91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Helena)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Helena)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED116$139,82769$174,164403$167,02519$54,10016$122,4694$23,628
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$157,8478$152,03131$165,3461$100,8701$115,0001$20,570
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$141,68610$128,575113$178,33811$28,7115$100,2443$41,217
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$156,87417$179,866135$161,6963$109,8803$184,4730$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$137,6702$147,14027$164,8694$127,7950$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0303.12 , 0303.13, 0303.16, 0303.17, 0303.18, 0303.20

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$212,82225$182,491
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$215,5488$193,570
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$300,5704$262,998
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$194,5603$236,620
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$144,950
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0303.12 , 0303.13, 0303.16, 0303.17, 0303.18, 0303.20

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Helena, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Helena, AL - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 65 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Helena, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.6%), and Outside Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Helena, AL
    • 6749.6%Structure Fires
    • 4231.1%Outside Fires
    • 1712.6%Other
    • 96.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Helena, AL
Most common first names in Helena, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4068.7 years
Mary3576.6 years
William2971.6 years
Robert2676.2 years
John2472.8 years
Charles1772.7 years
Edward1171.3 years
George1177.4 years
Margaret1181.7 years
Martha1078.5 years
Most common last names in Helena, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2273.8 years
Smith2275.0 years
Jones1069.3 years
Wilson1077.8 years
Miller975.8 years
Hinds775.2 years
Davis769.0 years
Harris671.9 years
Cox679.7 years
Anderson669.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Helena, AL
  • 52.8%Electricity
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Helena, AL
  • 69.6%Electricity
  • 28.6%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel


Helena compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Helena on our top lists:

  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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Total of 31 patent applications in 2008-2021.