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Saint Helens, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Helens had a population of 13,230 as of July 1, 2017. Saint Helens ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Helens is located at latitude 45.8568 and longitude -122.8163 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Helens (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.75 sq. miles and a water area of 1.15 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Saint Helens (GNIS ID: 2411759) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Saint Helens is located within Saint Helens Division of Columbia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Helens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Helens: Casenau, Houlton, Kasenau, Milton, Plymouth.

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Saint Helens, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,230
Daytime Population: Workers 4,895
Daytime Population: Residents 7,297
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,192
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 12,982
Population in Familes 10,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 248
Population Density2 2,786
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $53,203
Average Household Income $61,856
Per Capita Income $24,098


Total Housing Units 5,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,939 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,023 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $195,404
Average Home Value $232,531


Total Households 4,962
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 3,274
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 0.21% 0.4%
Households 0.14% 0.29%
Families -0.04% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Saint Helens, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Helens to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon 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 # 48 88th
Population Density # 83 78th
Diversity Index # 167 56th
Median Household Income # 140 63rd
Per Capita Income # 223 41st

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