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Welcome to Saint Helens ...

The city of Saint Helens is located in Columbia County<1> and is the County Seat for Columbia County.

The location of Saint Helens has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Saint Helens: St. Helens

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Helens has a population of 13,818 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Saint Helens.

Saint Helens is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Saint Helens lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Saint Helens: (503) & (971)<5>

Websites for Saint Helens ...

Official Website: www.ci.st-helens.or.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Helens had an population of 13,818 people. This is an increase of 7.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Helens had a population of 12,883 people (which is 26.1% of the total population of Columbia County). This makes Saint Helens the county's most populous community.

The population of Saint Helens represents 0.34% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,883 people, the population of Saint Helens increased 28.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,019 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Helens.

Communities Also Named Saint Helens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Saint Helens - they are located in Kentucky, Ontario and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Saint Helens.

Communities near Saint Helens ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Saint Helens.

  • Vancouver [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vancouver
    • Vancouver [Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Saint Helens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 186,192 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vancouver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vancouver<7>
  • Battle Ground [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battle Ground
    • Battle Ground [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Saint Helens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,712 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Ground
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battle Ground<7>
  • Scappoose [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scappoose
    • Scappoose [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Saint Helens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scappoose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scappoose<7>
  • La Center [Clark County]
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    • La Center [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Saint Helens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,602 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Center<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kalama [Cowlitz County]
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      • Kalama [Cowlitz County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Saint Helens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalama<7>
    • Vernonia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernonia
      • Vernonia [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Saint Helens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernonia<7>
    • Rainier [Columbia County]
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      • Rainier [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Saint Helens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,021 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<7>
    • Yacolt [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yacolt
      • Yacolt [Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Saint Helens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yacolt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yacolt<7>
    • Prescott [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Saint Helens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 63 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
    • Ridgefield [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgefield
      • Ridgefield [Clark County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Saint Helens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgefield<7>

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 Saint Helens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint Helens.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saint Helens. 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 Saint Helens.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Helens. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saint Helens.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Helens ...

Looking for more information about Saint Helens? 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 Saint Helens, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saint Helens.

Adding Saint Helens to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Saint Helens in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Saint Helens was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Saint Helens on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Saint Helens on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Oregon

About Columbia County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint Helens: www.ci.st-helens.or.us/

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Columbia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Helens.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Helens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Helens) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Helens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint HelensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Helens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8580, Longitude: -122.8157       In this case, the coordinates for Saint Helens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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