Helena Valley West Central, Montana

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Population in 2010: 7,883. Population change since 2000: +12.9%
Males: 3,828  (48.6%)
Females: 4,055  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59602.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,315 (it was $43,881 in 2000)
Helena Valley West Central:

$64,315
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,972 (it was $18,920 in 2000)

Helena Valley West Central CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $212,908 (it was $114,300 in 2000)
Helena Valley West Central:

$212,908
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $222,410; Detached houses: $254,955; In 2-unit structures: $184,540; Mobile homes: $62,258

Median gross rent in 2013: $861.

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  • Races in Helena Valley West Central, MT (2013)

    Helena Valley West Central races chart
    • 7,78291.0%White alone
    • 2482.9%Two or more races
    • 2082.4%American Indian alone
    • 1151.3%Hispanic
    • 740.9%Black alone
    • 750.9%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Helena Valley West Central: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.2%), Irish (12.3%), English (9.3%), United States (5.8%), Norwegian (4.8%), Scottish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 26.6 square miles.

Population density: 296 people per square mile   (very low).

Helena Valley West Central,MT real estate house value index trend

Helena Valley West Central, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Helena Valley West Central:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helena Valley West Central CDP:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

154 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.5% Latin America).

This place:

2.2%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,838 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,841 (1.0%)

Helena Valley West Central satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (68.8 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (480.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (907.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Helena West Side, MT (2.0 miles ), Helena, MT (2.0 miles ), Helena Valley Northwest, MT (2.2 miles ), Helena Valley Northeast, MT (2.2 miles ), Helena Valley Southeast, MT (2.5 miles ), South Hills, MT (2.7 miles ), East Helena, MT (2.7 miles ), Montana City, MT (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 46.65 N, Longitude: 112.04 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,195 (-49.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 330 (7.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Helena Valley West Central household income distribution Helena Valley West Central home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Helena Valley West Central, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Helena Valley West Central-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 62% 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 159.3 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 West Central 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 150.9 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, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 505.6 miles away from Helena Valley West Central center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 175.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Helena Valley West Central topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Helena Valley West Central:

  • A PLUS HEALTH CARE - HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • FRONTIER HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • SHODAIR CHILDRENS HOSP (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • HOMELINK OF ST PETER'S (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • SHODAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ST PETERS HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; HELENA, MT)

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

  • Montana State University (about 84 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 94 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 179 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 197 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • North Idaho College (about 235 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 locations in Helena Valley West Central: Green Meadow Country Club (A), Lincoln Road RV Park (B), Helena Campground and RV Park (C), Fort Harrison (D), Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds (E), West Helena Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Helena Valley West Central include: Community Bible Fellowship (A), Grace Gospel Church (B), Green Meadow Community Church (C), Liberty Baptist Church (D), Gateway Baptist Church (E), New Life Lutheran Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church (H), Worldwide Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Resurrection Cemetery (1), Forest Vale Cemetery (2), Sunset Memorial Cemetery (3), Lewis and Clark County Cemetery (4), Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cherry Creek (A), Sevenmile Creek (B). 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 2012 was 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.154. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.154
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.334. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.334
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.66
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.141. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.015
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.5%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 6.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.1%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
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
14 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Helena Valley West Central compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Montana average:

9.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Helena Valley West Central 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%

Strongest AM radio stations in Helena Valley West Central:

  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KCAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helena Valley West Central:

  • 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)
  • KUHM (91.7 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KHKR-FM (104.1 FM; EAST 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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 West Central:

  • KHBB-LP (Channel 21; HELENA, MT; Owner: KFBB CORPORATION)
  • KMTF (Channel 10; HELENA, MT; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K41CX (Channel 41; HELENA, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $465,000Total costs
  • 21,890Total average daily traffic
  • 442Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,304Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Helena Valley West Central, MT
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