Helen, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Helen, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Helen Census Designated Place had a population of 215 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Helen is located at latitude 37.6374 and longitude -81.313 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Helen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,631 feet.

The Helen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586823) 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 Helen Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Raleigh County.

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Helen, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 215
Population in Households 215
Population in Familes 176
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 902
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $21,945
Average Household Income $37,555
Per Capita Income $15,867


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $39,375
Average Home Value $71,825


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.22% -0.56%
Households -0.28% -0.48%
Families -0.4% -0.69%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Helen, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helen to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 342 16th
Population Density # 173 58th
Diversity Index # 270 33rd
Median Household Income # 399 2nd
Per Capita Income # 389 4th

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