Helena SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8
Education
9.5
Commute
4

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Helena, Alabama Info Snack

Helena (pronunciation hel-LE-nah) is a city in Jefferson and Shelby Counties in the state of Alabama. Helena is considered a suburb of Birmingham and part of the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,793. Helena is highly regarded as a place to live and raise children; Business Week named Helena the 13th "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" in 2007. It has the eighth-lowest crime rate per population in the U.S., and the city was ranked in Money magazine's 2007 list of "Best Places to Live: Top 100" in the U.S., placing at number 91. The Alabama League of Municipalities awarded Helena the 2008 Municipal Achievement Award (population 10,001 to 20,000).
Population
17,630
Unemployment
2.9%
Poverty
3.1%
Median Home
$185,000
Median Income
$84,888
Median Rent
$1,197

Rankings for Helena in Alabama

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1

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2

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3

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4

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5

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6

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Population 11,706

7

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8

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9

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10

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Map Of Helena, AL

Population over time in Helena

Year Population % Change
2016 17,630 0.2%
2015 17,589 5.0%
2014 16,752 -1.2%
2013 16,956 2.7%
2012 16,504 3.0%
2011 16,018 3.6%
2010 15,463 -

Crime in Helena Per 100k

Crime Helena AL USA
Violent Crime 84.4 524.2 382.9
Murder 0.0 8.3 5.3
Robbery 0.0 86.5 98.0
Aggravated Assault 73.8 387.8 248.9
Property Crime 490.4 2957.3 2362.0
Burglary 31.6 645.7 430.4
Larceny 416.6 2048.1 1694.0
Car Theft 42.2 263.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Helena

White
79.2% (13,955)
African American
12.5% (2,197)
American Indian
0.2% (27)
Asian
2.4% (423)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (28)
Two Or More
3.1% (555)
Hispanic
2.5% (445)
Race Helena AL USA
White 79.2% 66.2% 60.6%
African American 12.5% 26.4% 10.4%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 2.4% 1.2% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 3.1% 1.6% 2.5%
Hispanic 2.5% 4.0% 17.3%

Household Income For Helena, Alabama

Less than $10,000
1.6% (282)
$10,000 to $14,999
0.7% (123)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.2% (916)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.7% (1,181)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.5% (1,851)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.1% (2,838)
$75,000 to $99,999
21.8% (3,843)
$100,000 to $149,999
25.0% (4,407)
$150,000 to $199,999
9.8% (1,727)
$200,000 or more
2.7% (476)
Income Helena AL USA
Less than $10,000 1.6% 9.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 0.7% 6.8% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.2% 12.6% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.7% 11.2% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.5% 14.0% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.1% 17.4% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 21.8% 11.0% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 25.0% 10.7% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 9.8% 3.6% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 2.7% 2.9% 5.7%

Gender in Helena

Female
51.1% (9,003)
Male
48.9% (8,626)
Gender Helena AL USA
Female 51.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Helena for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.3% (226)
9-12th Grade
1.6% (276)
High School / GED
17.5% (3,081)
Some College
20.7% (3,641)
Associate's Degree
8.4% (1,488)
Bachelor's Degree
35.4% (6,237)
Master's Degree
11.1% (1,948)
Professional Degree
2.8% (496)
Doctorate Degree
1.3% (232)
Education Helena AL USA
< 9th Grade 1.3% 5.0% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 1.6% 10.2% 7.4%
High School / GED 17.5% 31.0% 27.5%
Some College 20.7% 21.9% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.4% 7.9% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 35.4% 15.1% 18.8%
Master's Degree 11.1% 6.4% 8.2%
Professional Degree 2.8% 1.5% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.3% 1.0% 1.3%

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