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 2,655 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Saint Helen, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,655
Daytime Population: Workers 478
Daytime Population: Residents 1,966
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,444
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 2,655
Population in Familes 1,942
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 528
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $28,574
Average Household Income $38,806
Per Capita Income $18,492


Total Housing Units 2,709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,049 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,421 (52.5%)
Median Home Value $71,619
Average Home Value $85,305


Total Households 1,288
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 760
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% -0.14%
Households 0.05% -0.08%
Families 0.33% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 2017 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 # 256 63rd
Population Density # 506 27th
Diversity Index # 547 21st
Median Household Income # 674 3rd
Per Capita Income # 622 10th

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