Helena(pronunciation hel-LE-nah) is a city inJeffersonandShelbyCounties in thestateofAlabama. Helena is considered a suburb ofBirminghamand part of theBirmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area. As of the2010 census, the population was 16,793. Helena is highly regarded as a place to live and raise children;Business Weeknamed Helena the 13th "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" in 2007.It has the eighth-lowest crime rate per population in the U.S., and the city was ranked inMoneymagazine's 2007 list of "Best Places to Live: Top 100" in the U.S., placing at number 91.The Alabama League of Municipalities awarded Helena the 2008 Municipal Achievement Award (population 10,001 to 20,000)
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