Helena is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 33,120 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Helena is the sixth largest community in Montana.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Helena, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.37 minutes getting to work every day.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Helena. 50.18% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Helena in 2018 was $40,252, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,008 for a family of four. However, Helena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Helena is a somewhat 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Helena include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Helena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.