Helena, Georgia

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Helena, Georgia

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High Points

Helena strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Helena Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Helena Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Helena Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 9% Helena Short Commute Times
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 10% Helena Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Helena Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Helena, Georgia

Comparing Helena to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 2 4
Senior Citizens 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 2
Portion of People Married 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
Median Family Income 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 10
Low Violent Crime 4 7

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Helena Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles SE of Macon, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles NW of Jacksonville, Florida
County Telfair
Standard Zip Codes 31037
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.073
Longitude -82.914

Helena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 60 F
Apr Temp 50 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 80 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Station AILEY
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Distance 35.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
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Helena Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,307 100%
Male 1,619 70.2%
Female 688 29.8%
Under 18 327 14.2%
18+ 1,980 85.8%
65+ 168 7.3%
Median Age 32.8
Average Family Size 3.04
White 977 42.3%
African-American 1,250 54.2%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 56 2.4%
Mixed Race 15 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 79 3.4%

Estimated Helena Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,523
Growth 216
Growth % 9.4%

Helena Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 41.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.5%
English 5.8%
Scotch-Irish 4.5%
African 3.7%
Irish 2.6%
Italian 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Dutch 0.7%
European 0.6%
German 0.5%
Greek 0.2%
British 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Helena 2,307 $25,543
Alamo 1,943 $30,125
Chauncey 295 $29,500
Glenwood 884 $23,125
McRae 2,682 $37,250
Milan 1,012 $33,438
Scotland 300 $28,333
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