Helena Valley Southeast, Montana

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Population in 2010: 8,227. Population change since 2000: +15.2%
Males: 4,168  (50.7%)
Females: 4,059  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 59635.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,265 (it was $38,147 in 2000)
Helena Valley Southeast:

$54,265
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,895 (it was $14,349 in 2000)

Helena Valley Southeast CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $186,581 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Helena Valley Southeast:

$186,581
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $192,094; Detached houses: $223,235; Mobile homes: $106,309

Median gross rent in 2016: $838.

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  • Races in Helena Valley Southeast, MT (2010)

    Helena Valley Southeast races chart
    • 7,50591.2%White alone
    • 2302.8%Two or more races
    • 2222.7%American Indian alone
    • 2022.5%Hispanic
    • 330.4%Asian alone
    • 240.3%Black alone
    • 60.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.06%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Helena Valley Southeast: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.9%), Irish (12.7%), American (10.4%), Norwegian (6.1%), Eastern European (3.5%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 16.2 square miles.

Population density: 509 people per square mile   (low).

Helena Valley Southeast,MT real estate house value index trend

Helena Valley Southeast, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Helena Valley Southeast:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

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

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

74 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.0%
Montana:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,858 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $809 (0.7%)

Helena Valley Southeast satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (68.6 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (486.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (905.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: East Helena, MT (1.2 miles ), Helena Valley Northeast, MT (2.1 miles ), Helena, MT (2.2 miles ), Montana City, MT (2.3 miles ), South Hills, MT (2.3 miles ), Helena Valley West Central, MT (2.5 miles ), Helena West Side, MT (2.7 miles ), Helena Valley Northwest, MT (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 46.61 N, Longitude: 111.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,354 (-43.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 312 (7.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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

2.6%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Helena Valley Southeast, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Helena Valley Southeast-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 154.2 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 197.6 miles away from Helena Valley Southeast 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 145.8 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 89.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 506.5 miles away from Helena Valley Southeast center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 176.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Helena Valley Southeast topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Helena Valley Southeast:

  • SHODAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • COONEY CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ST PETERS HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • HOSPICE OF ST PETERS COMM HOSP (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ST PETER'S HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • HOMELINK OF ST PETER'S (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • BIG SKY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)

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

  • Montana State University (about 78 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 100 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 173 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 194 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • North Idaho College (about 241 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 243 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 244 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

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Notable locations in Helena Valley Southeast: East Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 Headquarters (A), East Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B), Eastgate Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations 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 16.8 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 1.2 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 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.141. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.9%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.7%
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: 0.3% 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 Southeast travel time to work - commute Helena Valley Southeast mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Helena Valley Southeast 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:
This city:

52.1%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Helena Valley Southeast:

50.4%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Helena Valley Southeast:

28.4
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Helena Valley Southeast:

20.6%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Helena Valley Southeast:

9.4%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Helena Valley Southeast:

6.9
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Helena Valley Southeast:

32.3%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
This city:

59.9%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.1%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Helena Valley Southeast, 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 Southeast:

  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KBLL (1240 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • 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)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helena Valley Southeast:

  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBLL-FM (99.5 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROASDCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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 Valley Southeast:

  • 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • $39,000,000Total costs
  • 31,420Total average daily traffic
  • 641Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,616Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Helena Valley Southeast compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.

Helena Valley Southeast on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute from (largest negative percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #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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