Helena, Montana

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Population in 2019: 33,124 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +28.5%
 
Males: 15,903  (48.0%)
Females: 17,221  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

41.3 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59602.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,025 (it was $34,416 in 2000)
Helena:

$63,025
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,659 (it was $20,020 in 2000)

Helena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $280,995 (it was $107,300 in 2000)
Helena:

$280,995
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $280,476; detached houses: $287,074; townhouses or other attached units: $257,448; in 2-unit structures: $509,681; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $380,118; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $292,154; mobile homes: $75,359

Median gross rent in 2019: $834.

March 2019 cost of living index in Helena: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.7%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.1% for Black residents, 50.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for American Indian residents, 32.0% for other race residents, 34.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Helena, MT (2019)
    • 29,39090.2%White alone
    • 1,3804.2%Hispanic
    • 8862.7%Two or more races
    • 3501.1%American Indian alone
    • 3040.9%Asian alone
    • 1940.6%Black alone
    • 270.08%Other race alone
    • 130.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 199 registered sex offenders living in Helena, Montana as of May 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Helena is 154 to 1.


Crime rates in Helena by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
3
(9.7)
1
(3.2)
2
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(43.4)
16
(56.9)
14
(48.2)
17
(57.2)
24
(78.6)
20
(70.3)
26
(90.3)
21
(71.4)
36
(120.3)
42
(138.3)
52
(167.5)
56
(176.8)
55
(172.4)
57
(173.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(32.6)
9
(32.0)
7
(24.1)
11
(37.0)
4
(13.1)
11
(38.7)
12
(41.7)
9
(30.6)
8
(26.7)
11
(36.2)
18
(58.0)
23
(72.6)
11
(34.5)
8
(24.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
60
(217.0)
101
(359.1)
65
(223.7)
63
(212.0)
89
(291.6)
102
(358.6)
89
(309.1)
82
(278.8)
113
(377.6)
140
(461.1)
130
(418.7)
137
(432.6)
128
(401.3)
125
(381.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
127
(459.4)
127
(451.5)
121
(416.5)
117
(393.7)
111
(363.7)
123
(432.5)
122
(423.7)
180
(612.0)
155
(517.9)
142
(467.7)
151
(486.3)
167
(527.3)
184
(576.8)
125
(381.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
892
(3,227)
889
(3,161)
832
(2,864)
707
(2,379)
827
(2,710)
758
(2,665)
861
(2,991)
1,069
(3,635)
933
(3,117)
1,046
(3,445)
962
(3,098)
1,082
(3,417)
1,374
(4,307)
1,201
(3,661)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
52
(188.1)
57
(202.6)
54
(185.9)
50
(168.2)
36
(118.0)
53
(186.4)
32
(111.1)
25
(85.0)
49
(163.7)
65
(214.1)
90
(289.8)
97
(306.3)
136
(426.4)
74
(225.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(50.6)
14
(49.8)
15
(51.6)
10
(33.6)
13
(42.6)
6
(21.1)
11
(38.2)
14
(47.6)
8
(26.7)
18
(59.3)
10
(32.2)
14
(44.2)
8
(25.1)
6
(18.3)
City-Data.com crime index278.6301.2249.1242.2268.4305.5304.7317.1360.5408.0435.6454.2487.9413.7

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, MT

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 78 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Montana average:

1.83
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Ancestries: German (13.3%), Norwegian (9.6%), Irish (9.0%), American (7.8%), European (7.3%), English (7.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4090 feet

Land area: 14.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,365 people per square mile   (low).

Helena, Montana map

434 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Montana:

2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,825 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,954 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (71.8 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (482.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (903.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Helena West Side, MT (1.5 miles ),
South Hills, MT (1.8 miles ),
Helena Valley West Central, MT (2.0 miles ),
Helena Valley Southeast, MT (2.2 miles ),
East Helena, MT (2.3 miles ),
Montana City, MT (2.5 miles ),
Helena Valley Northeast, MT (2.6 miles ),
Clancy, MT (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 46.60 N, Longitude: 112.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +14,291 (+43.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,813 (95.0%)

Area code: 406

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

Detailed articles:

Helena tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Montana:

4.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Helena, MT
Historical housing units in Helena, MT

Population change in the 1990s: +677 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in Helena, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (19.8%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (20.2%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (19.5%)
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Helena, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Computer specialists (2.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
  • Lawyers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)

Average climate in Helena, Montana

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Helena, Montana environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.7. This is about average.

City:

79.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.401
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 27.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.94
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.141. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.010

Earthquake activity:

Helena-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 910% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 155.3 miles away from Helena center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 194.4 miles away from Helena center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 7/6/2017 at 06:30:17, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from Helena center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 210.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 146.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lewis and Clark County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Helena topographic map

Hospitals in Helena:

  • A PLUS HEALTH CARE - HOSPICE (1300 ASPEN #2)
  • HOSPICE OF ST PETERS COMM HOSP (2475 BROADWAY ST)
  • SHODAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (2755 COLONIAL DR)
  • SHODAIR CHILDRENS HOSP (840 HELENA AVE)
  • ST PETER'S HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2475 BROADWAY)

Nursing Homes in Helena:

  • BIG SKY CARE CENTER (2475 WINNE AVE)
  • COONEY CONVALESCENT HOME (2555 E BROADWAY)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN CARE CENTER (30 S RODNEY)

Dialysis Facilities in Helena:

  • ST PETERS HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (2475 BROADWAY)

Home Health Centers in Helena:

  • FRONTIER HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (800 FRONT ST)
  • HOMELINK OF ST PETER'S (201 S CALIFORNIA)

Airports and heliports located in Helena:

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Colleges/Universities in Helena:

  • Carroll College (Full-time enrollment: 1,408; Location: 1601 N Benton Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.carroll.edu)
  • Helena College University of Montana (Full-time enrollment: 1,087; Location: 1115 N Roberts Street; Public; Website: www.umhelena.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helena:

  • Montana State University (about 80 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 95 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 177 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 193 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • North Idaho College (about 237 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 238 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 239 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

Public high schools in Helena:

Private high schools in Helena:

  • ST ANDREW SCHOOL (Students: 191, Location: 1900 FLOWEREE ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • LAST CHANCE ACADEMY (Students: 4, Location: 6240 RAVEN RD, Grades: 8-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Helena:

Private elementary/middle schools in Helena:

  • FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 63, Location: 2231 E BROADWAY ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • INTERMOUNTAIN (Students: 32, Location: 500 S LAMBORN ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHRIST'S CHURCH ACADEMY (Students: 4, Location: 921 E 6TH AVE, Grades: 1-6)
  • HELENA ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 4, Location: 2410 BELT VIEW DR, Grades: 3-8)
See full list of schools located in Helena

Library in Helena:

  • LEWIS AND CLARK LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,916,209; Location: 120 SOUTH LAST CHANCE GULCH; 126,718 books; 78 e-books; 6,860 audio materials; 7,921 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 250 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • TV Stations Channel 12 KTVH-NBC Beartooth Communications Channel 10 KMTF-WB Meridian Communications added by MC Chief
  • Library: Montana State Library Physical address: 1515 East 6th Avenue P.O. Box 201800 Helena, MT 59620-1800 Tel: (406) 444-3115 - Fax: (406) 444-0266 Cyber address: http://msl.state.mt.us/ Open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Helena: Bill Roberts Municipal Golf Course (A), Branding Iron RV Park (B), Northgate Plaza (C), Hustad Center (D), Lundy Center (E), Reeders Alley (F), State Capitol Grounds (G), Helena (H), Helena Ranger Station (I), Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Helena Area Resource Office (J), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Helena Field Office (K), Montana Department of Livestock Enforcement (L), Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Law Enforcement Division (M), Helena Airport Fire Department Station 2 (N), Helena Fire Department Station 2 (O), Lewis and Clark County Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (P), Ambulance Service of Saint Peters (Q), Montana State Capitol (R), Helena Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (S), Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Capital Hill Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Helena include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Helena Christian Fellowship (C), Baha'i Faith (D), Valley View Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Covenant United Methodist Church (F), First Lutheran Church (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H), Faith Tabernacle (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Home of Peace Cemetery (2), Benton Avenue Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Helena include: The Bullwhacker Statue (1), The Prospectors Sculpture and Fountain (2), Mount Helena City Park (3), Thomas Francis Meagher Statue (4), Ryan Park (5), Exchange Field (6), Batch Fields (7), Last Chance Gulch Historical Marker (8), Beattie Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Montana Historical Society (Museums; 225 North Roberts Street) (1), Montana Preservation Alliance (Historical Places & Services; 516 North Park Avenue) (2), Great Northern Carousel (Amusement & Theme Parks; 924 Bicentennial Plaza) (3), Sleeping Giant Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3355 US Highway 12 East) (4), Capital Music Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3108 Broadwater Avenue) (5), Painted Pony Ice Cream Parlor & Gift Shop (Amusement & Theme Parks; 924 Bicentennial Plaza) (6), Montana Treks (2690 Park Drive) (7), Last Chance Tours (Tours & Charters; 125 North Roberts Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Motel 6 (800 Oregon Street) (1), Barrister Bed & Breakfast (416 North Ewing Street) (2), Wingate Inn (2007 North Oakes Street) (3), Holiday Inn Express Helena (701 Washington Street) (4), Lamplighter Motel (1006 Madison Avenue) (5), Comfort Inn Helena (750 Fee Street) (6), Super 8 Helena MT (2200 11th Avenue) (7), Red Roof Motel & Cafe (1998 Euclid Avenue) (8), Hampton Inn Helena- MT (3000 Highway 12 East) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Sweet Grass County - Clerk Of Court- Fax (200 East Lyndale Avenue) (1), Lewis & Clark County - Clerk Of District Court (228 East Broadway Street) (2), Lewis & Clark County - District Court Helena (221 Breckenridge Street) (3), Montana State - Departmental Listings- Supreme Court- Judges & Judical Personnel Justice Buil (Justice Building) (4), United States Government - Courts- Us District Court- Probation Off (901 Front Street) (5), United States Government - Courts- Us District Court- Clerk Usdc (901 Front Street) (6), Lewis & Clark - Court Services- Justice Court- Juvenile Probation (228 East Broadway Street) (7), United States Government - Courts- Us District Court- Chambers (901 Front Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Max Baucus - Politician, Myrna Loy - Actress, Donald B. Beary - Navy admiral, Gary Cooper - (1901-1961), cowboy actor, Colin Meloy - Singer-songwriter, Dirk Benedict - Film actor, Fulham Davies - Stockbroker, Herb Plews - Baseball player, John Patrick Williams - Politician, Molly Wood - Podcaster.

Lewis and Clark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

HELENA WATER SYSTEM (Address: 2108 CUSTER AVENUE , Population served: 31,005, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-11-2008 to SEP-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2008. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2008. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2008. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
LEISURE VILLAGE MB HM PK HLNA (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
NORTH STAR PUD (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2009)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
MCHUGH MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 490, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-14-2013 to JUN-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-02-2005 to JUL-02-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (3 times from AUG-16-2005 to JAN-07-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2012), St Other (MAY-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2012), St Other (MAY-01-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
GOLDEN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-15-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 57 regular monitoring violations
MOBILE CITY HOME PARK NO 2 (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2005)
  • 58 regular monitoring violations
GOLDEN ESTATES TRAILER COURT (Address: 3920 MCHUGH DRIVE , Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2011)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SPRING MEADOW LAKE STATE PARK (Population served: 202, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-17-2013 to JUL-17-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.4%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Helena in 2010:

  • 836 people in college/university student housing
  • 191 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 146 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 96 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 91 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 90 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 62 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 58 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 56 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 30 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Helena in 2000:

  • 479 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 248 people in nursing homes
  • 227 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with most branches in Helena (2011 data):

  • Valley Bank of Helena: Valley Bank Of Helena, Eastside Branch, Downtown Branch, Www.Valleybankhelena.com Branch, Westside Branch, Real Estate H.O.m.e. Branch. Info updated 2011/05/11: Bank assets: $462.1 mil, Deposits: $304.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • Mountain West Bank, National Association: at 1225 Cedar Street, Colonial Branch, Euclid Branch, Helena - Great Northern Branch, Waterford Branch. Info updated 2009/06/05: Bank assets: $640.8 mil, Deposits: $544.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Mountain West Financial Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Helena Albertson Branch, Helena Fuller Ave Branch, Helena East Branch, Helena Downtown Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • American Federal Savings Bank: Cromwell Dixon Ln Branch, 28 Neill Avenue Branch, at 1400 Prospect Avenue. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $317.5 mil, Deposits: $215.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • First Interstate Bank: Helena Branch at 3401 North Montana Avenue, branch established on 2000/10/03; Helena Capital Branch at 1600 11th Ave #121, branch established on 2009/02/23. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.
  • First Security Bank of Helena: First Security Bank Of Helena at 1721 11th Avenue, branch established on 1970/04/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $42.6 mil, Deposits: $37.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: F.S.b. Holding Company
  • First Community Bank: Helena Branch at 2987 Prospect Ave, branch established on 2005/06/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $226.5 mil, Deposits: $195.1 mil, headquarters in Glasgow, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of The Rockies, National Association: Bank Of The Rockies, Na at 2000 Prospect Avenue, branch established on 2006/12/14. Info updated 2007/04/04: Bank assets: $126.5 mil, Deposits: $110.3 mil, headquarters in White Sulphur Springs, MT, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Countricorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Helena Branch at 302 North Last Chance Gulch, branch established on 1890/08/02. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Helena:

Marital status in Helena, MT
  • Never married: 38.5%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Helena:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Montana average:

9.6

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, MT (based on Lewis and Clark County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,8008
Evangelical Protestant7,37247
Mainline Protestant5,13414
Other3,20213
Orthodox151
None38,872-
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: 8
Here:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Lewis and Clark County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
Here:

8.68 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lewis and Clark County:

21.0%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.3%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.4%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.2%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Helena:

28.6
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Helena:

20.4%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Helena:

10.1%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Helena:

34.6%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.9%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Helena:

78.5%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Helena, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 56$334,900$71,7642$1,769
Firefighters 38$240,611$75,9820$0
Other and Unallocable 36$151,736$50,57913$5,565
Other Government Administration 25$135,900$65,2327$3,623
Water Supply 24$105,641$52,8210$0
Parks and Recreation 23$96,434$50,31315$11,889
Police - Other 20$76,783$46,0702$3,104
Solid Waste Management 18$85,629$57,0863$1,428
Streets and Highways 14$61,083$52,3571$218
Sewerage 14$62,002$53,1450$0
Judicial and Legal 13$71,039$65,5741$277
Transit 11$43,557$47,5176$10,305
Financial Administration 9$44,450$59,2670$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$13,950$55,8001$1,780
Fire - Other 3$19,189$76,7560$0
Totals for Government 307$1,542,903$60,30951$39,958

Helena government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,515,000 ($45.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,509,000 ($45.56)
    Regular Highways: $1,352,000 ($40.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,343,000 ($40.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($3.14)
    General Public Buildings: $54,000 ($1.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($1.06)
    Transit Utilities: $4,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,974,000 ($240.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,593,000 ($138.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,006,000 ($120.94)
    Regular Highways: $3,983,000 ($120.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,952,000 ($119.31)
    Water Utilities: $3,245,000 ($97.97)
    Sewerage: $2,519,000 ($76.05)
    General - Other: $1,787,000 ($53.95)
    Central Staff Services: $1,720,000 ($51.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,265,000 ($38.19)
    Transit Utilities: $1,249,000 ($37.71)
    Parking Facilities: $1,189,000 ($35.90)
    General Public Buildings: $1,148,000 ($34.66)
    Financial Administration: $1,143,000 ($34.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $966,000 ($29.16)
    Natural Resources - Other: $600,000 ($18.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $250,000 ($7.55)
    Health - Other: $209,000 ($6.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $464,000 ($14.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $63,000 ($1.90)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($0.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,273,000 ($38.43)
    Sewerage: $1,033,000 ($31.19)
    Water Utilities: $595,000 ($17.96)
    Parking Facilities: $398,000 ($12.02)
    Police Protection: $247,000 ($7.46)
    Regular Highways: $135,000 ($4.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000 ($4.05)
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000 ($3.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $73,000 ($2.20)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($1.48)
    Transit Utilities: $39,000 ($1.18)
    General Public Building: $26,000 ($0.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $25,000 ($0.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,596,000 ($651.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $101,000 ($3.05)

Helena government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,241,000 ($188.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,783,000 ($174.59)
    Regular Highways: $4,980,000 ($150.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,010,000 ($60.68)
    Parking Facilities: $1,539,000 ($46.46)
    Natural Resources - Other: $607,000 ($18.33)
    Other: $498,000 ($15.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $754,000 ($22.76)
    Other: $329,000 ($9.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $241,000 ($7.28)
    Natural Resources: $108,000 ($3.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,433,000 ($43.26)
    Transit Utilities: $96,000 ($2.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $681,000 ($20.56)
    Rents: $601,000 ($18.14)
    Fines and Forfeits: $600,000 ($18.11)
    Sale of Property: $90,000 ($2.72)
    General Revenue - Other: $90,000 ($2.72)
    Donations From Private Sources: $72,000 ($2.17)
    Special Assessments: $70,000 ($2.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,155,000 ($246.20)
    Transit Utilities: $181,000 ($5.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,237,000 ($127.91)
    Highways: $561,000 ($16.94)
    Other: $555,000 ($16.76)
    Transit Utilities: $60,000 ($1.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($0.60)
  • Tax - Property: $11,847,000 ($357.66)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,589,000 ($47.97)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $51,000 ($1.54)
    Other License: $33,000 ($1.00)
    Amusements License: $3,000 ($0.09)

Helena government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,503,000 ($709.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,944,000 ($692.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,659,000 ($80.27)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,100,000 ($63.40)

Helena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,599,000 ($1557.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,718,000 ($51.87)

7.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,945 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Montana average:

7.25%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, MT  0.52% ($59,479 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.43% ($51,016)
from Missoula County, MT  0.41% ($39,105)


6.31% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Montana average:

6.77%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, MT  0.53% ($76,805 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.48% ($39,571)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.46% ($42,180)
Businesses in Helena, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Albertsons2Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity1
Budget Car Rental1New Balance5
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike3
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS2Office Depot1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Costco1Quiznos2
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Safeway1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
FedEx16Staples1
Ford1Starbucks3
GNC1Subaru1
Goodwill1Subway5
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's2Taco Bell1
Hilton1Target1
Holiday Inn3The Room Place1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1U-Haul3
Howard Johnson1UPS20
IHOP1Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Vons1
Kmart1Walmart1
La Quinta1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1Wingate2
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Helena:

  • KBLL (1240 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helena:

  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBLL-FM (99.5 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROASDCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • K246AC (97.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: LAST CHANCE PUBLIC RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • K251AC (98.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS-MT UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KUHM (91.7 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KHKR-FM (104.1 FM; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAPC (91.3 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KOPR (94.1 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMBR (95.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • K213CJ (90.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: MONTANA CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAAR (92.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KIKF (104.9 FM; CASCADE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KINX (107.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • K213CB (90.5 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Helena:

  • KHBB-LP (Channel 21; HELENA, MT; Owner: KFBB CORPORATION)
  • KMTF (Channel 10; HELENA, MT; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K36CX (Channel 36; CLANCY, MT; Owner: BOULDER TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • K41CX (Channel 41; HELENA, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
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
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 266ft / 81.1mTotal length
  • $6,132,000Total costs
  • 241,207Total average daily traffic
  • 3,835Total average daily truck traffic
  • 219,430Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Helena, MT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 2Before 1900
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 92000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Helena, MT
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Helena)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 382 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Helena, MT)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 184 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 462 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Helena)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Helena)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 425 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 145. The highest number of fires - 211 took place in 2007, and the least - 82 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Helena, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (48.3%), and Structure Fires (35.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Helena, MT
    • 1,19348.3%Outside Fires
    • 86535.0%Structure Fires
    • 32913.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 853.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Helena, MT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Helena, Montana:

  • Lamplighter Inn, 1006 Madison Ave, Helena, Montana 59601 , Phone: (406) 442-9200
  • Radisson Colonial Hotel, 2301 Colonial Dr, Helena, Montana 59601 , Phone: (406) 443-2100, Fax: (406) 449-8815
  • Days Inn, 2001 Prospect Ave, Helena, Montana 59601 , Phone: (406) 442-3280, Fax: (406) 442-3108
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Helena, 750 N Fee St, Helena, Montana 59601 , Phone: (406) 443-1000, Fax: (406) 443-2602
  • Shilo Inn Helena, 2020 Prospect Ave, Helena, Montana 59601 , Phone: (406) 442-0320, Fax: (406) 449-4426
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 701 Washinhton St, Helena, Montana 59601 , Phone: (406) 449-4000, Fax: (406) 449-4522
  • Fairfield Inn Helena, 2150 11TH Ave, Helena, Montana 59601 , Phone: (406) 449-9944, Fax: (406) 449-9949
  • Holiday Inn Helena Downtown, 22 N Last Chance Gulch St, Helena, Montana 59601 , Phone: (406) 443-2200, Fax: (406) 443-2200
  • 9 other hotels and motels
All 17 fire-safe hotels and motels in Helena, Montana
Most common first names in Helena, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John29074.2 years
Mary26079.2 years
William24373.5 years
Robert22373.4 years
James20271.5 years
Charles15376.0 years
Margaret13981.3 years
Helen13679.2 years
George12576.0 years
Ruth12080.7 years
Most common last names in Helena, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11177.9 years
Smith10376.7 years
Anderson8077.6 years
Williams7278.0 years
Miller6575.7 years
Brown5278.1 years
Nelson4578.2 years
Olson4276.5 years
Jones4179.4 years
Davis4075.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Helena, MT
  • 86.5%Utility gas
  • 8.9%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Helena, MT
  • 49.5%Utility gas
  • 44.7%Electricity
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood


Helena compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Helena on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Kenneth A. High (8)
  • Ronald N. Drake (6)
  • William C. Lumma, Jr. (5)
  • Randy R. Sibbitt (4)
  • James M. Nelson (2)
  • Robert J. Kimball (2)
  • Latha Sree Vellanki (2)
  • Dan Stefanik (1)
  • James Frederick Arnold (1)
  • Anne Charpentier (1)

Total of 46 patent applications in 2008-2021.