Helotes (/həˈloʊtɪs/ hə-LOH-tis) is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States, located on the far northwest side of San Antonio. It is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,341 at the 2010 census.
Helotes is located in northwestern Bexar County in the valley of Helotes Creek where it exits from the Texas Hill Country. The city is approximately 16 miles (26 km) northwest of downtown San Antonio. Texas State Highway 16 runs through the community, leading northwest 30 miles (48 km) to Bandera. The Charles W. Anderson Loop, the outer beltway around San Antonio, is 2 miles (3 km) southeast of the center of Helotes.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Helotes has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km), or 0.06%, is water.
As of the 2000 census, Helotes had a population of 4,285 residents. The population density was 1,014.3 people per square mile (392.0/km²). 1,525 housing units were registered with an average density of 361.0 per square mile (139.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.95% White, 26.49% Latino, 2.24% African American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, and 3.03% from two or more races.
Additionally, Helotes had 1,471 households of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18, 79.9% were married couples living together, and 12.2% were non-families. 10.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 persons and the average family size was 3.13 persons.
With regards to age, the population consisted of 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $76,951, and the median income for a family was $80,090. Males had a median income of $50,625 versus $38,362 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,534. About 2.0% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line including 2.4% of those under the age of 18 years and 2.9% of the age of 65 years or older.