Helena, Georgia

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Helena, Georgia
Helena Water Tower
Helena Water Tower
Location in Telfair County and the state of Georgia
Location in Telfair County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°4′29″N 82°54′46″W / 32.07472°N 82.91278°W / 32.07472; -82.91278Coordinates: 32°4′29″N 82°54′46″W / 32.07472°N 82.91278°W / 32.07472; -82.91278
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesTelfair, Wheeler
Area
 • Total2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Land2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
240 ft (73 m)
Population
(2000)
 • Total2,307
 • Density1,098.6/sq mi (419.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31037
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-37816[1]
GNIS feature ID0315302[2]

Helena was a city in Telfair and Wheeler counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 2,883 at the 2010 census, up from 2,307 in 2000 and 1,256 in 1990. The population increase accompanied establishment of the McRae Correctional Institution, which provided new jobs. The prison population is counted as well. On January 1, 2015, Helena and the adjacent city (and Telfair County seat) of McRae merged to form McRae-Helena.

Geography[edit]

Helena is located at 32°4′29″N 82°54′46″W / 32.07472°N 82.91278°W / 32.07472; -82.91278 (32.074601, -82.912698).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900604
191089047.4%
19209284.3%
19309633.8%
19401,07311.4%
19501,027−4.3%
19601,29025.6%
19701,230−4.7%
19801,39013.0%
19901,256−9.6%
20002,30783.7%
20102,88325.0%
Est. 20142,893[4]0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,307 people, 520 households, and 322 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,092.3 people per square mile (422.2/km²). There were 603 housing units at an average density of 285.5 per square mile (110.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 42.35% White, 54.18% African American, 0.39% Asian, 2.43% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

There were 520 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 14.2% under the age of 18, 15.3% from 18 to 24, 44.5% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 235.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 281.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,212, and the median income for a family was $25,543. Males had a median income of $26,772 versus $18,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,520. About 25.3% of families and 29.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.0% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.