Bethel, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Bethel, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Bethel had a population of 6,189 as of July 1, 2015. Bethel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel is located at latitude 60.793 and longitude -161.7935 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Bethel (see map below) encompass a land area of 43.18 sq. miles and a water area of 5.52 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Bethel 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethel: Mamterilleq, Mamtrelich, Mumtreekhlagamute, Mumtrekhlagamute, Mumtrekkhlogamute, Mumtrelega, Mumtrelegamut, Uuyarmiut.

City of Bethel, AK Boundary Map

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Bethel, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,189
Population in Households 5,854
Population in Familes 4,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 335
Population Density1 143
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,936
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 1,270
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 840 (34.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,096 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $295,000
Average Home Value $337,054
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $71,590
Average Household Income $96,022
Per Capita Income $30,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.57%
Households 0.4% 0.65%
Families 0.26% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Bethel, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 19 95th
Population Density1 # 54 85th
Diversity Index2 # 74 80th
Median Household Income # 41 89th
Per Capita Income # 103 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.