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Population in 2010: 7,883. Population change since 2000: +12.9%
Males: 3,995  (50.7%)
Females: 3,888  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  40.8 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59602.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,433 (it was $43,881 in 2000)
Helena Valley West Central:

$59,433
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,917

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

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $209,036 (it was $114,300 in 2000)
Helena Valley West Central:

$209,036
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $192,058; Detached houses: $218,097; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,460; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,016,185; Mobile homes: $92,418; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $60,971

Median gross rent in 2012: $888.

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Helena Valley West Central races chart
  • White alone - 7,624 (91.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 203 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 174 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 124 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 84 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 84 (1.0%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Helena Valley West Central: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.2%), Irish (13.4%), English (10.1%), United States (5.8%), Scottish (4.8%), Swedish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 26.6 square miles.

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

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

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

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

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

158 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.9%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,841 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,723 (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+: Seattle, WA (488.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

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: -4,077 (-49.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 335 (8.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Child care workers (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)

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Average climate in Helena Valley West Central, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Helena Valley West Central-area historical earthquake activity is above Montana state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 5/8/2007 at 15:46:49, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.7 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from Helena Valley West Central center
On 6/28/2000 at 14:28:31, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 ML, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2006 at 00:05:32, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 3.6 MS, 4.1 MW, 4.0 ML, Depth: 7.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/24/2000 at 04:22:06, a magnitude 4.2 (3.7 MB, 4.2 MD, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from Helena Valley West Central center
On 10/28/1998 at 03:11:54, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MD, 4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lewis and Clark County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

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

  • Montana State University (about 84 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 9,518)
  • The University of Montana (about 93 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 179 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 197 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • North Idaho College (about 235 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • University of Idaho (about 237 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 238 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 25.6. This is better than average.
City:

25.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 6.67. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.67
U.S.:

4.12
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 0.141. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.100
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 7.98. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.98
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.9%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.9% for American Indian residents, 6.5% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Helena Valley West Central, MT

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:

  • 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.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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 (75%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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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)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.09%
Here51.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents53.2%7.6%5.6%5.5%4.3%
Congregations15.9%4.8%7.9%6.3%3.2%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.2%2.8%2.7%2.1%13.1%
Congregations7.9%1.6%3.2%1.6%47.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

7.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,145 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.87%
Montana average:

8.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Missoula County, MT  0.58% ($26,603 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, MT  0.48% ($39,982)
from Cascade County, MT  0.45% ($33,245)


7.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Montana average:

7.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($89 average AGI)
Lewis and Clark County:

0.04%
Montana average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Missoula County, MT  0.61% ($25,454 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.60% ($24,950)
to Jefferson County, MT  0.49% ($53,228)

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)

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