Helena is a town in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,403 at the 2010 census. It is the site of the James Crabtree Correctional Center, run by theOklahoma Department of Corrections and with a population of 1,003 inmates in 2010.Residents pronounce the town's name with a long E: "Heh-LEE'-nuh." It shares the Timberlake Public School district with the nearby towns of Goltry, Jet, and Nash.
Location of Helena, Oklahoma
Helena is located at (36.546478, -98.270558).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.
Helena lies along State Highway 58
As of the census of 2000, there were 443 people, 177 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,183.7 people per square mile (462.3/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 563.8 per square mile (220.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.58% White, 0.45% African American, 1.35% Native American, 0.45% from other races, and 3.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.
There were 177 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 75.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,705, and the median income for a family was $36,528. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $18,839 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,985. About 9.9% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.