Helenwood, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Helenwood Census Designated Place had a population of 893 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Helenwood, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 893
Daytime Population: Workers 187
Daytime Population: Residents 554
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 741
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 882
Population in Familes 745
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $52,005
Average Household Income $57,856
Per Capita Income $22,055


Total Housing Units 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $125,556
Average Home Value $161,578


Total Households 351
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 250
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 0.44% 0.29%
Households 0.28% 0.23%
Families 1.28% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

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, 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 # 297 31st
Population Density # 385 10th
Diversity Index # 413 4th
Median Household Income # 83 81st
Per Capita Income # 205 52nd

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