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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Helena City, Alabama need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Alabama

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.59 6.72 4.34 5.61 0.00 5.57
  Total Electric Industry 6.59 6.72 4.34 5.61 0.00 5.57
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.69 6.81 4.37 5.77 0.00 5.64
  Total Electric Industry 6.69 6.81 4.37 5.77 0.00 5.64
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.69 6.85 4.29 5.84 0.00 5.57
  Total Electric Industry 6.69 6.85 4.29 5.84 0.00 5.57
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.82 6.93 4.34 5.89 0.00 5.67
  Total Electric Industry 6.82 6.93 4.34 5.89 0.00 5.67
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.69 6.76 4.12 6.28 0.00 5.48
  Total Electric Industry 6.69 6.76 4.12 6.28 0.00 5.48
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.71 6.73 4.05 7.35 0.00 5.47
  Total Electric Industry 6.71 6.73 4.05 7.35 0.00 5.47
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.63 6.49 3.90 6.82 0.00 5.35
  Total Electric Industry 6.63 6.49 3.90 6.82 0.00 5.35
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.74 6.34 3.71 6.47 0.00 5.33
  Total Electric Industry 6.74 6.34 3.71 6.47 0.00 5.33
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.94 6.54 3.89 7.26 0.00 5.56
  Total Electric Industry 6.94 6.54 3.89 7.26 0.00 5.56
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.03 6.54 3.82 7.02 0.00 5.54
  Total Electric Industry 7.03 6.54 3.82 7.02 0.00 5.54
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.05 6.58 3.87 7.12 0.00 5.61
  Total Electric Industry 7.05 6.58 3.87 7.12 0.00 5.61
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.01 6.53 3.79 7.11 0.00 5.60
  Total Electric Industry 7.01 6.53 3.79 7.11 0.00 5.60
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.12 6.63 3.82 7.46 0.00 5.71
  Total Electric Industry 7.12 6.63 3.82 7.46 0.00 5.71
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.39 6.85 3.98 0.00 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.39 6.85 3.98 0.00 0.00 5.88
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.62 7.12 4.15 0.00 0.00 6.08
  Total Electric Industry 7.62 7.12 4.15 0.00 0.00 6.08
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 8.00 7.50 4.52 0.00 0.00 6.46
  Total Electric Industry 8.00 7.50 4.52 0.00 0.00 6.46
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.75 8.18 4.90 0.00 0.00 7.07
  Total Electric Industry 8.75 8.18 4.90 0.00 0.00 7.07

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Helena City, Alabama

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 35   (0.6%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 138   (2.4%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 172   (3.0%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 576   (10.1%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 943   (16.5%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 1,469   (25.7%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 726   (12.7%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 492   (8.6%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 206   (3.6%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 275   (4.8%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 78   (1.4%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 284   (5.0%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 324   (5.7%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Helena City, Alabama)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 6,838

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 618

In 3-person carpool : 215

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 24

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 14

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 9

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 73

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 10

Other means : 8

Worked at home : 400


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Helena City, Alabama)

Less than 5 minutes : 198

5 to 9 minutes : 381

10 to 14 minutes : 493

15 to 19 minutes : 537

20 to 24 minutes : 765

25 to 29 minutes : 560

30 to 34 minutes : 1,938

35 to 39 minutes : 337

40 to 44 minutes : 596

45 to 59 minutes : 1,274

60 to 89 minutes : 602

90 or more minutes : 128


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Helena City, Alabama)

With Social Security income : 833

No Social Security income : 4,713


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Helena City, Alabama)

With retirement income : 767

No retirement income : 4,779


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Helena City, Alabama)

Less than $10,000 : 103

$10,000 to $14,999 : 23

$15,000 to $19,999 : 55

$20,000 to $24,999 : 75

$25,000 to $29,999 : 41

$30,000 to $34,999 : 172

$35,000 to $39,999 : 118

$40,000 to $44,999 : 71

$45,000 to $49,999 : 108

$50,000 to $59,999 : 400

$60,000 to $74,999 : 707

$75,000 to $99,999 : 1,084

$100,000 to $124,999 : 683

$125,000 to $149,999 : 369

$150,000 to $199,999 : 236

$200,000 or more : 228


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Helena City, Alabama)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $83,987


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Helena City, Alabama

  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WBIB (1110 AM; 1.0 kW; Centreville, AL; Owner: James Deloach)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Christian Broadcasting Of Birmingham, Inc.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Kimtron, Inc.)
  • WYEA (1290 AM; 1.0 kW; Oak Grove, AL; Owner: Spirit Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
  • WPSB (1320 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WFEB (1340 AM; 1.0 kW; Oak Grove, AL; Owner: Alabama Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
  • WBYE (1370 AM; 1.0 kW; Calera, AL; Owner: Progressive United Communications, Inc.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Richardson Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WZGX (1450 AM; 1.0 kW; Bessemer, AL; Owner: Bar Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WRLM (1480 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Davidson Media Station Wlph Licensee, Llc,)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2.3 kW; Alabaster, AL; Owner: Wqcr - Riverva Commnications)
  • WAGG (610 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WSPZ (690 AM; 50.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WSPZ (690 AM; 0.5 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WXJC (850 AM; 50.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Kimtron, Inc.)
  • NEW (880 AM; 1.5 kW; Montevallo, AL; Owner: Scott C. Cinnamon)
  • WATV (900 AM; 0.845 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Mcl/mcm Alabama, Llc)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)

FM Radio Stations Near Helena City, Alabama

  • WJOX (100.5 FM; Vance, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; Alabaster, AL; Owner: Glen Iris Baptist School)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WENN (105.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WUHT (107.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; Chelsea, AL; Owner: Briarwood Presbyterian Church)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Briarwood Presbyterian Church)
  • WMFT (88.9 FM; Brookwood, AL; Owner: The Moody Bible Institute Of Chicago)
  • NEW (89.3 FM; Jemison, AL; Owner: Jimmy Jarrell Communications Foundation, Inc.)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Family Stations, Inc.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Bd Of Trustees/u Of Al At Birmingham)
  • WJSR (91.1 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Jefferson State Community College)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Samford University)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; Chelsea, AL; Owner: Glen Iris Baptist School)
  • WXJC-FM (92.5 FM; Quinton, AL; Owner: Kimtron, Inc.)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Kimtron, Inc.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WNCB (97.3 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WHPH (97.7 FM; Jemison, AL; Owner: Great South Wireless, Llc)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Helena City, Alabama

  • WBIQ (Channel 10; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Alabama Educational Television Commission)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Media General Communications Holdings, Llc)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Wtto Licensee, Llc)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Nvt Birmingham Licensee, Llc)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Fox Television Stations, Inc.)
  • WABM (Channel 68; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Birmingham (wabm-tv) Licensee, Inc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Helena City, Alabama

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,457  (46.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 241  (7.7%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 754  (24.1%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 363  (11.6%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,504  (54.0%)
  • Service Occupations: 221  (7.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 868  (31.2%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 21  (0.8%)


(updated 2010)



Most Common Industries in Helena City, Alabama

Male:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting

0.12%

Mining

0.34%

Construction

3.89%

Manufacturing

7.67%

Wholesale Trade

4.46%

Retail Trade

7.10%

Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities:

 

Transportation And Warehousing

1.47%

Utilities

1.86%

Information

2.75%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate And Rental And Leasing:

 

Finance And Insurance

3.89%

Real Estate And Rental And Leasing

1.05%

Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services:

 

Professional, Scientific, And Technical Services

4.12%

Management Of Companies And Enterprises

0.0%

Administrative And Support And Waste Management Services

1.01%

Educational, Health And Social Services:

 

Educational Services

2.23%

Health Care And Social Assistance

1.69%

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services:

 

Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation

0.39%

Accommodation And Food Services

2.75%

Other Services (except Public Administration)

3.06%

Public Administration

3.06%

Female:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting

0.0%

Mining

0.0%

Construction

0.86%

Manufacturing

1.52%

Wholesale Trade

1.28%

Retail Trade

5.63%

Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities:

 

Transportation And Warehousing

0.98%

Utilities

0.46%

Information

2.30%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate And Rental And Leasing:

 

Finance And Insurance

5.68%

Real Estate And Rental And Leasing

0.93%

Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services:

 

Professional, Scientific, And Technical Services

4.21%

Management Of Companies And Enterprises

0.15%

Administrative And Support And Waste Management Services

0.73%

Educational, Health And Social Services:

 

Educational Services

6.27%

Health Care And Social Assistance

11.32%

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services:

 

Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation

0.32%

Accommodation And Food Services

0.95%

Other Services (except Public Administration)

2.13%

Public Administration

1.37%


(updated 2010)



There are 11 Farms In Helena City, Alabama


(updated 2008)



Banks In Helena City, Alabama

Trustmark National Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $12.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 222

Regions Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $117.9m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,673

(updated 2014)



Salary Income in Helena City, Alabama (1999)

With Wage Or Salary Income

93.15%

No Wage Or Salary Income

6.85%

(updated 2010)



Self-Employment Income in Helena City, Alabama (1999)

With Self-employment Income

9.01%

No Self-employment Income

90.99%

(updated 2010)



Airports Near Helena City, Alabama

  • Bessemer Airport


    (about 4.6 miles in Helena, Alabama; Airport Code: EKY)

  • Shelby County


    (about 8.3 miles in Saginaw, Alabama; Airport Code: AL2)

  • Birmingham Airport


    (about 20.4 miles in Birmingham, Alabama; Airport Code: BHM)

  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International


    (about 20.4 miles in Birmingham, Alabama; Airport Code: BHM)

  • Birmingham International


    (about 20.4 miles in Birmingham, Alabama; Airport Code: BHM)

  • Tuscaloosa Regional


    (about 43.8 miles in Northport, Alabama; Airport Code: TCL)

  • Talladega Municipal


    (about 50.6 miles in Lincoln, Alabama; Airport Code: ASN)

  • Perry County


    (about 56.4 miles in Marion, Alabama; Airport Code: XWU)

  • Thomas C. Russell Field


    (about 57.3 miles in Alexander City, Alabama; Airport Code: ALX)

  • Selfield


    (about 57.6 miles in Selma, Alabama; Airport Code: SES)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Helena City, Alabama

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

89.54%

Carpooled

7.14%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.24%

Walked

0.46%

Other Means

0.31%

Worked At Home

2.31%



(updated 2010)



Most Common Occupations in Helena City, Alabama

Male:

 

Management, Professional, And Related Occupations:

 

Management, Business, And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Management Occupations, Except Farmers And Farm Managers

8.74%

Farmers And Farm Managers

0.12%

Business And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Business Operations Specialists

1.49%

Financial Specialists

1.84%

Professional And Related Occupations:

 

Computer And Mathematical Occupations

4.46%

Architecture And Engineering Occupations:

 

Architects, Surveyors, Cartographers, And Engineers

1.47%

Drafters, Engineering, And Mapping Technicians

1.15%

Life, Physical, And Social Science Occupations

0.14%

Community And Social Services Occupations

1.08%

Legal Occupations

0.59%

Education, Training, And Library Occupations

1.47%

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media Occupations

1.23%

Healthcare Practitioners And Technical Occupations:

 

Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners And Technical Occupations

0.85%

Health Technologists And Technicians

0.0%

Service Occupations:

 

Healthcare Support Occupations

0.0%

Protective Service Occupations:

 

Fire Fighting, Prevention, And Law Enforcement Workers, Including Supervisors

0.79%

Other Protective Service Workers, Including Supervisors

0.25%

Food Preparation And Serving Related Occupations

1.69%

Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Occupations

1.01%

Personal Care And Service Occupations

0.32%

Sales And Office Occupations:

 

Sales And Related Occupations

9.90%

Office And Administrative Support Occupations

2.84%

Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations

0.0%

Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations:

 

Construction And Extraction Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Construction And Extraction Workers

0.76%

Construction Trades Workers

2.25%

Extraction Workers

0.0%

Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Occupations

3.13%

Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Production Occupations

1.93%

Transportation And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Transportation And Material Moving Workers

0.44%

Aircraft And Traffic Control Occupations

0.15%

Motor Vehicle Operators

1.28%

Rail, Water And Other Transportation Occupations

0.32%

Material Moving Workers

1.22%

Female:

 

Management, Professional, And Related Occupations:

 

Management, Business, And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Management Occupations, Except Farmers And Farm Managers

4.26%

Farmers And Farm Managers

0.0%

Business And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Business Operations Specialists

2.47%

Financial Specialists

2.23%

Professional And Related Occupations:

 

Computer And Mathematical Occupations

1.08%

Architecture And Engineering Occupations:

 

Architects, Surveyors, Cartographers, And Engineers

0.51%

Drafters, Engineering, And Mapping Technicians

0.15%

Life, Physical, And Social Science Occupations

0.0%

Community And Social Services Occupations

0.68%

Legal Occupations

0.69%

Education, Training, And Library Occupations

4.90%

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media Occupations

0.69%

Healthcare Practitioners And Technical Occupations:

 

Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners And Technical Occupations

5.29%

Health Technologists And Technicians

2.47%

Service Occupations:

 

Healthcare Support Occupations

0.61%

Protective Service Occupations:

 

Fire Fighting, Prevention, And Law Enforcement Workers, Including Supervisors

0.0%

Other Protective Service Workers, Including Supervisors

0.0%

Food Preparation And Serving Related Occupations

0.98%

Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Occupations

0.0%

Personal Care And Service Occupations

2.15%

Sales And Office Occupations:

 

Sales And Related Occupations

5.61%

Office And Administrative Support Occupations

9.06%

Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations

0.0%

Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations:

 

Construction And Extraction Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Construction And Extraction Workers

0.0%

Construction Trades Workers

0.20%

Extraction Workers

0.0%

Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Occupations

0.15%

Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Production Occupations

1.50%

Transportation And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Transportation And Material Moving Workers

0.0%

Aircraft And Traffic Control Occupations

0.14%

Motor Vehicle Operators

1.27%

Rail, Water And Other Transportation Occupations

0.0%

Material Moving Workers

0.0%


(updated 2010)



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