Poverty in Helena, Mississippi

What is the poverty rate in Helena, Mississippi?
The poverty rate in Helena is 21.5%. One out of every 4.6 residents of Helena lives in poverty.

How many people in Helena, Mississippi live in poverty?
244 of 1,133 Helena residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Helena compare to the rest of Mississippi?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Mississippi is 21.5%, meaning Helena has a poverty level right in line with the state average.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Helena, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

1,133

21.5% 10.3% 100.0%

What's the Poverty Rate in Helena, Mississippi By Race?

21.5% of White residents of Helena, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Helena, Mississippi is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 244 of 1,133 white Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 100.0% of the total population of Helena, Mississippi are white.

Helena, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Helena, Mississippi?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Helena, Mississippi is 23.8%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Helena, Mississippi is 17.4%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Helena, Mississippi

Male residents of Helena, Mississippi are significantly(36%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

175 of 736 males in Helena live below the poverty line.

69 of 397 females in Helena live below the poverty line.

Helena, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Helena, Mississippi?

Helena, Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Helena, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

0.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

0.0%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

0.0%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

27.4%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

24.1%

75 to 84 Years Old

20.0%

Over 85 Years Old

0.0%

Poverty Rate in Helena, Mississippi

The poverty rate in Helena is 21.5%.
Helena is in Jackson County.
Mississippi Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Jackson County.
City Poverty Rate
Escatawpa 18.5%
Gautier 14.6%
Gulf Hills 11.8%
Gulf Park Estates 13.4%
Helena 21.5%
Latimer 6.1%
Moss Point 22.7%
Ocean Springs 9.4%
Pascagoula 23.1%
St. Martin 15.0%
Vancleave 15.7%
Wade 2.8%

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