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Helper, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Helper had a population of 2,160 as of July 1, 2018. Helper ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Helper is located at latitude 39.6897 and longitude -110.8596 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Helper (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,817 feet.

The City of Helper (GNIS ID: 2410737) 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.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Helper is located within Helper Division of Carbon County.

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Helper, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,160
Population in Households 2,160
Population in Familes 1,724
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,196
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $40,062
Average Household Income $50,425
Per Capita Income $20,391


Total Housing Units 1,061 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 647 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 236 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $123,529
Average Home Value $159,249


Total Households 882
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 554
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.29% -0.63%
Households -0.48% -0.67%
Families -0.51% -0.84%
Median Household Income   5.98%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

Helper, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helper to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 120 63rd
Population Density # 82 75th
Diversity Index # 107 67th
Median Household Income # 299 8th
Per Capita Income # 259 21st

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