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Helix is a city in Umatilla County, in the Pendleton-Hermiston metro area.

One meaning of helix is the rim of the external ear. Local tradition says that a resident was being treated for an ear infection, heard the word and decided it would be a good name for the community

The latitude of Helix is 45.849N. The longitude is -118.655W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,752 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 184.


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Median household income
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$32,292
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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22% of Helix residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Helix ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Helix was $13,338, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Helix residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Helix, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.


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Umatilla County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Helix political report.

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The average commute time for Helix workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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