Lake Helen, FL Overview

Henry A. DeLand established the community of Lake Helen in 1883, naming the area for his daughter.  Now a designated national historic district, this quaint town of stately homes nestled along tree-shaded streets offers true Southern charm.  The close proximity of Interstate 4 adds to the convenience of life in Lake Helen, which is known for superb bass fishing in a number of surrounding lakes.  The well-known exercise equipment of Nautilus was first developed and manufactured in this area, although Pyramax Studios now occupies the former site.  Those who appreciate the arts and culture can enjoy the Shoestring Theater, an active Lake Helen community theater that produces an entire season of plays.  Throughout western Volusia County, newcomers will discover a wealth of natural and urban amenities, from open-air concerts in the exciting City of Deland to the recreational wonderland of De Leon Springs State Park and St. Johns River country.


Population Growth (since 2000) 0%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 596.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.321
Households w/ Children 13%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 46%
Median Year in Residency 4.52

Housing Inventory

Lake Helen, FL Housing Inventory 151 224 910 910 151 910

Market Overview

70 listings with an estimated median price of $194,450

Price Count
$0 - 100K 28
$100K - 200K 9
$200K - 300K 7
$300K - 400K 3
$400K - 500K 8
$500K - 600K 8
$600K - 700K 1
$800K - 900K 2
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 2
Property Type Count
Single Family 21
Lots and Land 47
Multi Family 1
Mobile Home 1

(Data as of 6/9/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Lake Helen, FL Population Demographics

Total: 2,632


Median Age: 49.69

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Lake Helen, FL Temperature

Weather Risk

Lake Helen, FL Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Lake Helen, FL Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Lake Helen, FL Highest Education Level Attained 708 183 73 87 241 216 481 708 183 73 87 241

Employment and Finance


Lake Helen, FL Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $38,282)

Lake Helen, FL Income by dollar range 77 94 110 79 86 66 82 53 43 84 101 113 75 10 42 11 4 4

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Lake Helen, FL Crime

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