Helena, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Helena, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Helena Census Designated Place had a population of 1,154 as of July 1, 2017. Helena ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Helena is located at latitude 30.4881 and longitude -88.5056 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Helena Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Helena Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402575) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Helena Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Helena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Helena, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,154
Daytime Population: Workers 98
Daytime Population: Residents 676
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 774
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,154
Population in Familes 982
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 276
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $39,924
Average Household Income $50,724
Per Capita Income $19,046


Total Housing Units 472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 356 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $93,412
Average Home Value $105,986


Total Households 420
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 305
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.05%
Households -0.29% -0.05%
Families -0.87% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Helena, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helena to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 184 49th
Population Density # 267 27th
Diversity Index # 298 18th
Median Household Income # 106 71st
Per Capita Income # 190 48th

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