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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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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.
9% of Helix residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Helix, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.
Libraries in Helix include Helix Public Library ... View libraries
Umatilla County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Helix political report.
The average commute time for Helix workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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