Helena Overview

Helena Overview

Population Statistics

Helena is the center of Montana’s population of 1,005,141, and within the city limits reside approximately 30,000 (2010 estimates). The greater Helena area population is 63,395.

Population Statistics
% of Population with a 4-Year Degree or Higher 44.7%
Median Household Income $50,889

Cost of Living

Cost of Living All Items Housing Utilities Health Care Goods & Services
U.S. Averages 100 100 100 100 100
Helena 98.3 99.3 95.7 105.2 99.7
Missoula, MT 101.3 103.3 80.9 106.1 101.3
Boise, ID 102.6 112.2 66.8 114.6 103.8
Denver, CO 104.7 118.9 84.1 122.0 96.2

Health Care

St. Peter’s Hospital provides obstetrics, surgery, emergency services, ambulance services, a comprehensive cancer treatment center, and a full range of diagnostic services including the recent addition of a spiral CT, stereo-tactic breast biopsy equipment, and a new MRI machine. Fort Harrison Veterans Hospital, one of two in the state, is minutes away. Shodair Hospital specializes in child and adolescent psychiatric care and is an internationally known genetics center as well. Helena is also home to 4 assisted living and retirement facilities, including the Touchmark and Hunters Pointe.

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