Helena, OK Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Helena, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Helena had a population of 1,506 as of July 1, 2015. Helena ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Helena is located at latitude 36.5466 and longitude -98.2715 in Alfalfa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Helena (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Alfalfa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,411 feet.

The Town of Helena (GNIS ID: 2412743) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Helena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Helena, OK Boundary Map

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Helena, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,506
Population in Households 561
Population in Familes 464
Population in Group Qrtrs 945
Population Density1 4,086
Diversity Index2 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $49,013
Average Home Value $59,228
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,449
Average Household Income $72,582
Per Capita Income $15,425
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 1.27%
Households 3.89% 3.3%
Families 4.1% 3.17%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   3.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Helena, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helena to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 177 76th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 189 74th
Median Household Income # 193 74th
Per Capita Income # 689 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.