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Welcome to Helena ...
The location of Helena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Helena has a population of 19,925 people<3> (see below for details).
Helena was established in 1845.
The community of Helena is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Helena lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Helena lies within the (205) area code.
The ZIP code for Helena: 35080<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Helena had an population of 19,925 people. This is an increase of 18.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 93.52% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Helena had a population of 16,793 people (or 8.61% of the total population of Shelby County). This makes Helena the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Helena represents 0.35% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 16,793 people, the population of Helena increased 63.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,296 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Helena.
Adding Helena to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Helena in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Helena elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Helena on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Helena ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Helena - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Helena.
Communities near Helena ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Helena.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Helena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Helena.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Helena. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Helena.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Helena. See our Newspapers Page for Helena.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Helena ...
Looking for more information about Helena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Helena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Helena.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Helena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 24 Feb 2021