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The Helenwood Census Designated Place had a population of 901 as of July 1, 2016. Helenwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Helenwood is located at latitude 36.4381 and longitude -84.5654 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Helenwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The Helenwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402576) 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 Helenwood Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Helenwood 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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Helenwood, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 901
Population in Households 890
Population in Familes 752
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 141
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 353
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 251
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $123,913
Average Home Value $161,157


Median Household Income $50,639
Average Household Income $55,083
Per Capita Income $20,874
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.37%
Households 0.41% 0.28%
Families 1.55% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Helenwood, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helenwood to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 295 31st
Population Density1 # 386 10th
Diversity Index2 # 417 3rd
Median Household Income # 81 81st
Per Capita Income # 205 52nd

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