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Helena, OH

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Overview


Helena is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 210 people and just one neighborhood, Helena is the 782nd largest community in Ohio. Helena has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Helena is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Helena is a village of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Helena who work in office and administrative support (11.03%), food service (11.03%), and management occupations (10.29%).

Of important note, Helena is also a village of artists. Helena has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Helena’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Helena is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Helena really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Helena perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Helena has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Helena has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Helena than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Helena may be for you.

Helena is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

In Helena, just 12.44% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Helena in 2018 was $27,877, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,508 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Helena include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Swiss.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 42.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 95.7% of American neighborhoods.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Helena is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in OH, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.4% of the neighborhoods in Ohio. If you are considering retiring to Ohio, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.7% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Helena are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 60.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 72.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 42.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.0%), and 12.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Helena, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (37.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.8%), and residents who report English roots (5.7%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (5.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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