Helena population up 13.8%, census finds

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The crowd cheers during a concert at the Last Chance Fair and Stampede in this IR file photo. Helena’s population grew 13.8% from 2010-2020. 

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Helena’s population grew by 13.8% from 2010 to 2020, bringing it to a total of 32,091 residents, according to the newest U.S. Census numbers posted on a state website.

Of that, 80.7% of the population is over 18 and 4%, or 1,277 are Hispanic and 96% are non-Hispanic, according to U.S. Census figures posted on the Montana Department of Commerce website.

And in terms of ethnic makeup by single race alone, 88.1% of Helena’s population is white, 0.6% is Black, 2.1% is American Indian or Alaska native, 1.1% is Asian and 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

While the numbers from each decade do not add up to 100%, in 2010, 92.4% of Helena’s population was listed as white in the Census. Also,

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