Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population 2020

Bethel Census Area, Alaska's estimated population is 18,079 with a growth rate of 0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bethel Census Area, Alaska is the 6th largest county in Alaska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201818,2161370.76%
201718,079600.33%
201618,019640.36%
201517,955220.12%
201417,933860.48%
201317,8471931.09%
201217,6542391.37%
201117,4153301.93%
201017,0853,42925.11%
199013,6562,65724.16%
198010,9993,42045.12%
19707,5792,04236.88%
19605,5370.00%

How Many People Live in Bethel Census Area, Alaska?

18,079

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native14,92782.74%
White1,98611.01%
Two or More Races6943.85%
Asian1871.04%
Some Other Race1240.69%
Black or African American1190.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.02%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population Pyramid 2020

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Median Age

27.1


Total

27.6


Male

26.5


Female

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Adults

There are 11,593 adults, (1,284 of whom are seniors) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

12.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

8,659

48.00%

Male

9,381

52.00%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Households and Families

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.5%28.5%
All61.1%38.9%
Female61%39%
Male56.9%43.1%
Non Family43.5%56.5%

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5583.7761.1
Married2,0414.8371.5
Non Family1,0801.3843.5
Female8784.0561
Male5594.0956.9

4.3

Average Family Size

3.77

Average Household Size

10.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7537.78%
9th to 12th Grade1,04510.80%
High School Graduate4,37145.17%
Some College1,83518.96%
Associates Degree4794.95%
Bachelors Degree7467.71%
Graduate Degree4484.63%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American7,5645,858250
White1,4141,370790
Multiple Races32030280
Asian16514943
Hispanic1391272
Black11211027
Other Race4141
Islander222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,132$28,913$29,406
Less Than High School$9,761$11,208$8,021
High School Grad$18,516$20,792$16,566
Some College$35,123$40,000$33,781
Bachelors Degree$70,417$66,806$73,269
Graduate Degree$83,438$84,444$82,614

$29,132

Average Earnings

$28,913

Average Male

$29,406

Average Female

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language by Age

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language

37.70% of Bethel Census Area, Alaska residents speak only English, while 62.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 59.51% of the population.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native14,6194,61831.59%
Multiple66215523.41%
Hispanic3526117.33%
Asian1745229.89%
White1,733321.85%
Black10621.89%

27.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.82%

Male Poverty Rate

28.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska is Native, with 31.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska is White, with 1.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.79%
High School30.63%
Some College14.36%
Bachelors or Greater3.03%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.55%
Male Unemployed45.06%
Female Employed14.16%
Male Employed13.62%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Income

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,212$70,334
Families$54,153$69,086
Married Families$69,688$84,775
Non Families$40,119$63,083

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status by Race

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans

647

Number of Veterans

620

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam227
First Gulf War182
Second Gulf War173
Korea19
World War II5

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Indian4534.89%
White16710.84%
2 or More173.94%
Black108.93%
Hispanic21.16%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Education

17.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Employment Status

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

18.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.63%

Born in Alaska

97.97%

Native Born

2.03%

Foreign Born

1.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.97% of Bethel Census Area, Alaska residents were born in the United States, with 87.63% having been born in Alaska. 1.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bethel608063782984.90%
Kwethluk721753324.44%
Quinhagak669699304.48%
Toksook Bay5906576711.36%
Aniak501543428.38%
Nunapitchuk496526306.05%
Chefornak418454368.61%
Napaskiak405432276.67%
Akiak3463833710.69%
Napakiak354376226.21%
Eek296321258.45%
Lower Kalskag282309279.57%
Nightmute280307279.64%
Goodnews Bay2432722911.93%
Upper Kalskag2102312110.00%
Mekoryuk191202115.76%
Chuathbaluk11812686.78%
Platinum616658.20%
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