Helena West Side, Montana

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Population in 2010: 1,637. Population change since 2000: -4.3%
Males: 806  (49.3%)
Females: 831  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  52.2 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 59636.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $59,466 (it was $35,655 in 2000)
Helena West Side:

$59,466
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $45,875 (it was $18,299 in 2000)

Helena West Side CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $184,282 (it was $96,100 in 2000)
Helena West Side:

$184,282
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $173,266; Detached houses: $215,656; Mobile homes: $34,147

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,020.

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  • Races in Helena West Side, MT (2010)

    Helena West Side races chart
    • 1,52293.0%White alone
    • 372.3%Hispanic
    • 362.2%American Indian alone
    • 322.0%Two or more races
    • 60.4%Black alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Helena West Side: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.3%), Norwegian (11.2%), European (9.6%), German (9.1%), English (8.7%), Northern European (3.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 14.7 square miles.

Population density: 111 people per square mile   (very low).

Helena West Side, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Helena West Side:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helena West Side CDP:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

20 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.6%
Montana:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,721 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,199 (0.8%)

Helena West Side satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (72.6 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (479.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (904.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Helena, MT (1.5 miles ), Helena Valley West Central, MT (2.0 miles ), South Hills, MT (2.2 miles ), Helena Valley Southeast, MT (2.7 miles ), East Helena, MT (2.8 miles ), Helena Valley Northeast, MT (2.8 miles ), Montana City, MT (2.9 miles ), Helena Valley Northwest, MT (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 46.60 N, Longitude: 112.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Helena West Side household income distribution Helena West Side 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 (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Legal occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Helena West Side, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Helena West Side-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 63% 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 156.7 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 193.7 miles away from Helena West Side 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 148.3 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 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 501.8 miles away from Helena West Side center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Helena West Side topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Helena West Side:

  • FRONTIER HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • SHODAIR CHILDRENS HOSP (Hospital, about 3 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • A PLUS HEALTH CARE - HOSPICE (Hospital, about 3 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)
  • ST PETERS HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)

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

  • Montana State University (about 82 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 179 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 194 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 236 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 237 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

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Notable locations in Helena West Side: Montana State Nursery (A), Veterans Administration Center (B), 1049th Fire Fighting Platoon Fire Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Helena West Side include: Neighborhood Assembly of God Church (A), The Little Church (B), Mount Helena Community Church (C), Victory Chapel (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Montana State Veterans Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Helena West Side: Spring Meadow Lake State Park (1). 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 17.7 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 3.1 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 17.7 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 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.31. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.31
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.141. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.3%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.4%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
9 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards in 2000
3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Montana average:

9.8

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

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Religion statistics for Helena West Side 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 West Side:

62.4%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

66.3%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Helena West Side:

26.9
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.7%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Helena West Side:

9.2%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.7%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Helena West Side:

67.6%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

85.0%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Helena West Side, 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 West Side:

  • KCAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helena West Side:

  • 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.)
  • K213CB (90.5 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Helena West Side:

  • 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)
  • K36CX (Channel 36; CLANCY, MT; Owner: BOULDER TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 2,520Total average daily traffic
  • 75Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,654Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Helena West Side compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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