Helena, MT
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Helena is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 31,429 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Helena is the sixth largest community in Montana.

Helena is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Helena is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Helena who work in management occupations (11.98%), office and administrative support (11.35%), and sales jobs (8.74%).

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.

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 13.27 minutes getting to work every day.

Helena is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.40% of adults in Helena have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Helena in 2010 was $31,896, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,584 for a family of four. However, Helena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Scottish.

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