Helena, AL

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Living in Helena

Helena is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 19,925 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Helena is the 35th largest community in Alabama.

Helena real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Helena house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Helena is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Helena is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Helena who work in sales jobs (15.59%), office and administrative support (12.26%), and management occupations (11.33%).

Also of interest is that Helena has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Helena is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Helena a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Helena has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Helena’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Helena, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.97 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Helena doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Helena, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Helena is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.10% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Helena in 2018 was $34,830, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,320 for a family of four.

Helena is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Helena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Helena residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Helena include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Helena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.