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Income/capita 8%
Household income 53%
Unemployment 55%
IndexHelenaAlabamaNational
Income per capita$32,269$24,736$29,829
Median household income$84,888$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$86,334$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$44,531$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$56,909$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$35,567$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate2.1%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level3.1%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Helena is 8% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Helena is 53% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Helena is 55% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Helena is 79% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $56,586$84,888$169,776
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Helena median earnings by income bracket

      Helena employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.5%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector11.6%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services10.6%9.8%
      Wholesale & retail services14.3%10.0%
      Public administration6.8%3.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%3.6%
      Education, health & social services15.0%39.6%
      Other25.9%26.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Highland Lakes, AL4,860$134,315143%
      Mountain Brook, AL20,532$129,777135%
      Indian Springs Village, AL2,529$100,07881%
      Vestavia Hills, AL34,243$93,17868%
      Meadowbrook, AL8,534$93,13968%
      Helena, AL17,630$84,88853%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Westerly, RI17,632$57,2754%
      New Castle, IN17,634$34,92437%
      Wallingford Center, CT17,634$61,16911%
      Martinsburg, WV17,613$36,97633%
      Maryland City, MD17,647$101,10183%
      Helena, AL17,630$84,88853%
      Source: The Helena, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).