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Welcome to Helena ...
The city of Helena is located in Shelby County.
The location of Helena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Helena has a population of 19,072 people<2> (see below for details).
Helena was established in 1845.
The community of Helena is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.
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<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Helena had a population of 16,793 people (which is 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 total 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).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Helena had an population of 19,072 people. This is an increase of 13.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 85.24% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Helena.
Communities near Helena ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Helena and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Helena.
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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...
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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: 06 Mar 2019