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Helena is a city in Shelby County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area. (The community straddles Shelby and Jefferson counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Helen Lee Boyle, wife of railroad engineer Peter Boyle
The latitude of Helena is 33.296N. The longitude is -86.843W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 417 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,933.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Helena demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Birmingham-Hoover area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35007 ZIP code.
13% of Helena residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Helena ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Helena was $26,323, compared with $21,587 nationally.
45% of Helena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Helena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $581. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,037.
Libraries in Helena include Helena Public Library ... View libraries
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Helena political report.
The average commute time for Helena workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Helena between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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