Helena demographics profile

StatisticHelenaAlabamaNational
Population17,6304,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)8469291
Median age35.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1853%40%43%
Speak English94%95%79%
Speak Spanish3%3%13%
Helena, AL has a population of 17,630 and is the 2,455th largest city in the United States. The population density is 846 per sq mi which is 820% higher than the Alabama average and 834% higher than the national average. The median age in Helena is 36 which is approximately 8% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Helena, 65% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 65% of Helena residents were born in Alabama, 30% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Helena is 820% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Helena is 8% lower than Alabama.
  • In Helena 80.00% of the population is White.
  • In Helena 12.46% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Helena 2.40% of the population is Asian.

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Helena population breakdown by race

RaceHelenaAlabamaNational
White80.00%68.68%73.35%
Black or African American12.46%26.48%12.63%
Asian2.40%1.25%5.22%
American Indian0.15%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race3.15%1.76%3.06%
Other race1.84%1.28%4.75%
In Helena, 2.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Helena, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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