Saint Helen, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saint Helen, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Saint Helen Census Designated Place had a population of 2,717 as of July 1, 2016. Saint Helen ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Helen is located at latitude 44.3582 and longitude -84.4158 in Roscommon County. The formal boundaries for the Saint Helen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.89 sq. miles. Roscommon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,191 feet.

The Saint Helen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393221) 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 Saint Helen Census Designated Place is located within Township of Richfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Roscommon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Helen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Saint Helen Census Designated Place, MI Boundary Map

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Saint Helen, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,717
Population in Households 2,717
Population in Familes 1,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 540
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,318
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 781
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,691 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,079 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,373 (51.0%)
Median Home Value $69,771
Average Home Value $84,337


Median Household Income $27,108
Average Household Income $36,597
Per Capita Income $17,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.28%
Households 0.43% 0.38%
Families 0.82% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Saint Helen, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Helen to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 251 64th
Population Density1 # 506 27th
Diversity Index2 # 530 23rd
Median Household Income # 678 2nd
Per Capita Income # 630 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.