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Population in 2010: 2,668. Population change since 2000: -10.9%
Males: 1,353  (50.7%)
Females: 1,315  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  51.3 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48656.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,764 (it was $24,104 in 2000)
St. Helen:

$24,764
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,969

St. Helen CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,832 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
St. Helen:

$50,832
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $70,702; Detached houses: $71,174; Mobile homes: $64,457

Median gross rent in 2012: $553.

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St. Helen races chart
  • White alone - 2,563 (96.1%)
  • Two or more races - 49 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 30 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Helen: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about St. Helen, Michigan on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. St. Helen is mentioned 22 times on our forum:
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Relocation to MI, low crime index city/ good school/ good jobs  (35 replies)
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Ancestries: German (21.9%), Irish (18.6%), English (11.1%), Polish (7.1%), French (5.5%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1190 feet

Land area: 5.04 square miles.

Population density: 529 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in St. Helen:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 23.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Helen CDP:

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

92 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This place:  3.3%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $854 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $974 (1.9%)

St. Helen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (69.2 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (151.8 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (239.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: West Branch, MI (3.3 miles ), Roscommon, MI (3.5 miles ), Prudenville, MI (3.5 miles ), Rose City, MI (3.9 miles ), Houghton Lake, MI (4.1 miles ), Lupton, MI (4.5 miles ), Skidway Lake, MI (4.7 miles ), Mio, MI (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 44.36 N, Longitude: 84.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 989

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.6%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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Average climate in St. Helen, Michigan

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Tornado activity:

St. Helen-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Michigan state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the St. Helen place center injured 10 people.

On 3/27/1991, a category F3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Roscommon County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near St. Helen:

  • HEARTLAND HOME CARE INC. MIDLA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WEST BRANCH, MI)
  • DAVITA - WEST BRANCH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WEST BRANCH, MI)
  • UNITY HOME HEALTH CARE, L L C (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WEST BRANCH, MI)

Airports located in St. Helen:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Helen:

  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 33 miles; Harrison, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,363)
  • Northwood University (about 52 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,678)
  • Central Michigan University (about 57 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 20,153)
  • Delta College (about 61 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 4,934)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 64 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,661)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 64 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 2,488)
  • Ferris State University (about 71 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 9,983)

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Notable locations in St. Helen: Richfield Township Police Department (A), Richfield Township Public Library (B), Richfield Township Department of Public Safety Fire Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Helen include: Saint Helen Assembly of God Church (A), Community Baptist Church (B), Lake Saint Helen Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lakeview Park Indian Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Fisher Lake (A), Carter Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Roscommon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.9. This is better than average.
City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00304. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00304
U.S.:

0.05304
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.149. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.149
U.S.:

0.544
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 0.576. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.576
U.S.:

3.625
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.94. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.94
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in St. Helen and their reported violations in the past:

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2005)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.5%
(25.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in St. Helen, MI

St. Helen compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in St. Helen (2011 data):

  • Firstbank - West Branch: St. Helen Branch at 2040 North St. Helen Road, branch established on 1994/01/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $248.5 mil, Deposits: $202.2 mil, headquarters in West Branch, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: St. Helen Road Branch at 2048 North St. Helen Road, branch established on 1965/06/28. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


St. Helen travel time to work - commute


St. Helen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for St. Helen CDP (based on Roscommon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.12%
Here32.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents48.7%9.6%7.8%6.5%3.8%
Congregations15.2%6.1%6.1%6.1%6.1%
NameAssemblies of GodNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.7%3.2%3.1%2.8%10.9%
Congregations9.1%3.0%3.0%12.1%33.3%
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: 5
Roscommon County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Roscommon County:

7.08 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

12.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Roscommon County:

10.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Roscommon County:

30.5%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

13.4%

7.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,268 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Michigan average:

5.24%

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 Wayne County, MI  0.66% ($46,797 average AGI)
from Genesee County, MI  0.63% ($48,361)
from Oakland County, MI  0.54% ($89,365)


6.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,817 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Michigan average:

5.98%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Oakland County, MI  0.39% ($32,158 average AGI)
to Crawford County, MI  0.38% ($22,703)
to Ogemaw County, MI  0.30% ($17,586)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Helen:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Helen:

  • WUPS (98.5 FM; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: COLTRACE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBMI (105.5 FM; WEST BRANCH, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO NETWORK CORPORATION)
  • WGRY-FM (100.3 FM; GRAYLING, MI; Owner: GANNON BROADCASTING SYSTEM'S, INC.)
  • WQON (101.1 FM; ROSCOMMON, MI; Owner: GANNON BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC)
  • WJZQ (92.9 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WAVC (93.9 FM; MIO, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WEJC (88.3 FM; WHITE STAR, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGDN-FM (103.1 FM; GLADWIN, MI; Owner: APPLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Helen:

  • W61CS (Channel 61; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50CD (Channel 50; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36CE (Channel 36; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CO (Channel 52; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: HERITAGE B/CING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WGTU (Channel 29; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMV (Channel 27; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W63CH (Channel 63; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CB (Channel 18; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57CQ (Channel 57; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W31BN (Channel 31; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DJ (Channel 65; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

St. Helen, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

St. Helen fatal accident list:

Nov 29, 1975 07:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Edward G Roach, W. Romancky Road (Lat: 44.327778 Lon: -84.449722), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PARKWAY NW
  • Robert L Robeski, W. Romancky Road (Lat: 44.327778 Lon: -84.449722), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 7324049360, , 517 ROUTE ONE SOUTH, SUITE 5000
  • Edward G Roach, W. Romancky Road (Lat: 44.327778 Lon: -84.449722), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, W. Romancky Road (Lat: 44.327778 Lon: -84.449722), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, W. Romancky Road (Lat: 44.327778 Lon: -84.449722), Type: 88.4, Structure height: 26143 m, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • W. Romancky Road (Lat: 44.327778 Lon: -84.449722), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 88.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, ONE TOWN CENTER ROAD, THIRD FLOOR


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 15

Incident types - St. Helen


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