Helena Valley Northwest, Montana

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Population in 2010: 3,482. Population change since 2000: +67.2%
Males: 1,786  (51.3%)
Females: 1,696  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 59602.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $85,051 (it was $45,385 in 2000)
Helena Valley Northwest:

$85,051
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $36,135 (it was $17,910 in 2000)

Helena Valley Northwest CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $241,218 (it was $109,400 in 2000)
Helena Valley Northwest:

$241,218
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $252,429; Detached houses: $258,439; Mobile homes: $110,987

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,128.

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  • Races in Helena Valley Northwest, MT (2010)

    Helena Valley Northwest races chart
    • 3,24593.2%White alone
    • 1053.0%Hispanic
    • 581.7%American Indian alone
    • 441.3%Two or more races
    • 230.7%Asian alone
    • 60.2%Black alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Helena Valley Northwest: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.3%), Norwegian (10.5%), European (8.1%), English (7.1%), Irish (6.4%), Welsh (4.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 16.4 square miles.

Population density: 213 people per square mile   (very low).

Helena Valley Northwest,MT real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Helena Valley Northwest:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helena Valley Northwest CDP:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

37 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.9%
Montana:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,105 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,698 (0.7%)

Helena Valley Northwest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (64.8 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (479.6 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (912.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Helena Valley West Central, MT (2.2 miles ), Helena Valley Northeast, MT (2.4 miles ), Helena West Side, MT (2.9 miles ), Helena, MT (3.0 miles ), Helena Valley Southeast, MT (3.1 miles ), East Helena, MT (3.3 miles ), South Hills, MT (3.4 miles ), Marysville, MT (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 46.72 N, Longitude: 112.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Helena Valley Northwest household income distribution Helena Valley Northwest home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Helena Valley Northwest: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Helena Valley Northwest, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Helena Valley Northwest-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 61% 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 163.5 miles away from the city 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 201.8 miles away from Helena Valley Northwest center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 155.1 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, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 509.4 miles away from Helena Valley Northwest center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Helena Valley Northwest topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Helena Valley Northwest:

  • A PLUS HEALTH CARE - HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • FRONTIER HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • SHODAIR CHILDRENS HOSP (Hospital, about 9 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • HOMELINK OF ST PETER'S (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • SHODAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ST PETERS HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; HELENA, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helena Valley Northwest:

  • Montana State University (about 88 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 93 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 181 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 202 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • North Idaho College (about 233 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 237 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 238 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

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Notable location: West Helena Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 70.6. This is about average.

City:

70.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.138. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.138
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.299. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.299
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 26.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.95. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.95
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.141. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.6%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.4%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
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: 0.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Montana average:

9.8

Helena Valley Northwest travel time to work - commute Helena Valley Northwest mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Helena Valley Northwest CDP (based on Lewis and Clark County data)

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
Lewis and Clark County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lewis and Clark County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Lewis and Clark County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Helena Valley Northwest:

48.7%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.1%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Helena Valley Northwest:

29.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Helena Valley Northwest:

25.6%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Helena Valley Northwest:

10.1%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Helena Valley Northwest:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Helena Valley Northwest:

41.0%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Helena Valley Northwest:

56.9%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.8%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Helena Valley Northwest, MT Residents

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Montana average:

6.86%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($184 average AGI)
Lewis and Clark County:

0.05%
Montana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Missoula County, MT  0.49% ($30,102 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, MT  0.43% ($41,168)
from Cascade County, MT  0.38% ($37,760)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Montana average:

6.73%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Lewis and Clark County:

0.05%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Missoula County, MT  0.48% ($25,192 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.46% ($27,067)
to Jefferson County, MT  0.37% ($46,896)

Strongest AM radio stations in Helena Valley Northwest:

  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KCAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBLL (1240 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helena Valley Northwest:

  • KUHM (91.7 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KHKR-FM (104.1 FM; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KBLL-FM (99.5 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROASDCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • K213CB (90.5 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K215CG (90.9 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219AT (91.7 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: LAST CHANCE PUBLIC RADIO ASSOC., INC)

TV broadcast stations around Helena Valley Northwest:

  • K41CX (Channel 41; HELENA, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KMTF (Channel 10; HELENA, MT; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K49EH (Channel 49; HELENA, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHBB-LP (Channel 21; HELENA, MT; Owner: KFBB CORPORATION)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Helena Valley Northwest compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 above state average.
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