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The City of Bethel had a population of 6,479 as of July 1, 2023. Bethel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 60.7922 and longitude -161.7558 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Bethel 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 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.
The City of Bethel is located within the Lower Kuskokwim Census Subarea of Bethel (CA) Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.
|Total Population||6,479 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,119 (94.4%)|
|Population in Families||4,809 (74.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||360 ( 5.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$105,471|
|Average Household Income||$139,151|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||20%|
|Per Capita Income||$41,384|
|Socioeconomic Status Index6||Low (42.1)|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,193 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||764 (34.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,159 (52.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||270 (12.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$351,724|
|Average Home Value||$372,808|
|Housing Affordability Index3||133|
|Average Household Size||3.18|
|Average Family Size||4.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.41%|
|Per Capita Income||2.77%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.90%|
The table below compares Bethel to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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.
|Total Population||# 15||96th|
|Population Density||# 62||83rd|
|Median Household Income||# 6||99th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 282||80th|
|Per Capita Income||# 74||79th|
|Diversity Index||# 97||73rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.