Saint Helena, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saint Helena, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Saint Helena had a population of 429 as of July 1, 2016. Saint Helena ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Helena is located at latitude 34.5166 and longitude -77.9174 in Pender County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Saint Helena (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Village of Saint Helena (GNIS ID: 2407553) 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.

The Village of Saint Helena is located within Township of Burgaw, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pender County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Helena 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 Helena, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 429
Population in Households 420
Population in Familes 350
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 76
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $163,274


Median Household Income $43,523
Average Household Income $56,936
Per Capita Income $22,213
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.58% 1.67%
Households 1.47% 1.69%
Families 1.09% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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 Helena, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Helena to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 591 20th
Population Density1 # 716 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 111 85th
Median Household Income # 288 61st
Per Capita Income # 337 55th

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