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Population in 2012: 400 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 

Males: 166  (41.6%)
Females: 234  (58.4%)

Median resident age:  41.2 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28425.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,005 (it was $36,042 in 2000)
St. Helena:

$42,005
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,228

St. Helena village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $132,706 (it was $91,700 in 2000)
St. Helena:

$132,706
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $165,672; Detached houses: $176,424; Mobile homes: $58,921

Median gross rent in 2012: $585.

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St. Helena races chart
  • White alone - 285 (73.3%)
  • Black alone - 83 (21.3%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (4.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Helena: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (14.8%), German (11.6%), English (7.6%), United States (7.2%), Polish (3.8%), Italian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 59 feet

Land area: 5.65 square miles.

Population density: 71 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in St. Helena:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Helena village:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 10.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

7 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.5%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $746 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $880 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (20.1 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (99.3 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (408.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Burgaw, NC (1.6 miles ), Rocky Point, NC (2.4 miles ), Watha, NC (3.1 miles) , Castle Hayne, NC (3.3 miles ), Skippers Corner, NC (3.4 miles ), Northchase, NC (3.8 miles ), Atkinson, NC (3.8 miles ), Blue Clay Farms, NC (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $68,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $68,300
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $208,600
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.51 N, Longitude: 77.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

St. Helena household income distribution St. Helena home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-1.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

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Average climate in St. Helena, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

St. Helena-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.7 miles away from the St. Helena village center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the village center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Helena-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from St. Helena center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pender County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near St. Helena:

  • SOUTHEASTERN DIALYSIS BURGAW (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BURGAW, NC)
  • HUNTINGTON HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BURGAW, NC)
  • PENDER MEMORIAL HOSP SNF (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BURGAW, NC)

Amtrak stations near St. Helena:

  • 17 miles: WALLACE (600 N. NORWOOD ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones.
  • 19 miles: WILMINGTON (201 HARNETT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

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

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 20 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,987)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 20 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • Mount Olive College (about 49 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • Wayne Community College (about 62 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 68 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 69 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)
  • Johnston Community College (about 73 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)

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Churches in St. Helena include: Bible Baptist Church (A), Way of the Truth and the Life Church (B), Saint Josephs Church (C), Saints Peter and Paul Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Burgaw Creek (A), East Prong of Osgood Branch (B), West Prong of Osgood Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Pender County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.9. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.32. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.32
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.6%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  72.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  1.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in St. Helena, NC

St. Helena compared to North Carolina state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


St. Helena travel time to work - commute


St. Helena mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for St. Helena village (based on Pender County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.18%
Here33.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents58.8%19.3%8.5%6.8%2.1%
Congregations40.7%14.8%14.8%5.6%1.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.0%0.9%0.6%0.8%
Congregations3.7%3.7%1.9%1.9%11.1%
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: 7
Here:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pender County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Pender County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pender County:

11.2%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.3%
North Carolina:

15.6%

St. Helena government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $96,000 ($240.00)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($152.50)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($67.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($62.50)
    Health Services - Other: $11,000 ($27.50)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($15.00)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($10.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($5.00)

St. Helena government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $211,000 ($527.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $51,000 ($127.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($30.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($25.00)
    General Support: $4,000 ($10.00)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($45.00)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.50)

St. Helena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $291,000 ($727.50)

12.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.05%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Pender County:

0.07%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Hanover County, NC  4.41% ($45,637 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.89% ($36,261)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.42% ($32,714)


8.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,842 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.59%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($310 average AGI)
Pender County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to New Hanover County, NC  3.09% ($30,056 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.72% ($37,433)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.45% ($37,864)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Helena:

  • WVBS (1470 AM; 1 kW; BURGAW, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCLN (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, NC; Owner: BROADCASTING GOOD NEWS, INC.)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Helena:

  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WZKB (94.3 FM; WALLACE, NC; Owner: JG & J BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWTB (103.9 FM; TOPSAIL BEACH, NC; Owner: JACKSONVILLE-TOPSAIL RADIO LLC)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Helena:

  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$219,4401$157,5806$160,0051$40,9201$108,4901$82,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$109,7200$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$54,1003$181,6930$00$01$80,030
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$156,3200$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9804.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$135,240
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9804.00

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