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Lake Helen, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Helen had a population of 2,723 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Helen is located at latitude 28.9825 and longitude -81.2307 in Volusia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Helen (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Volusia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Lake Helen (GNIS ID: 2404864) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lake Helen is located within Deltona CCD of Volusia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Helen 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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Lake Helen, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,723
Daytime Population: Workers 450
Daytime Population: Residents 1,446
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,896
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 2,723
Population in Familes 2,137
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 614
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $51,195
Average Household Income $57,179
Per Capita Income $23,841


Total Housing Units 1,311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 882 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 272 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $174,595
Average Home Value $183,135


Total Households 1,153
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 750
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 0.51% 0.69%
Households 0.3% 0.63%
Families 0.49% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Lake Helen, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Helen to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida 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 # 603 34th
Population Density # 677 26th
Diversity Index # 609 34th
Median Household Income # 375 59th
Per Capita Income # 548 40th

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