Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population 2018

Bethel Census Area, Alaska's estimated population is 18,076 with a growth rate of 0.53% 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
201718,076960.53%
201617,980950.53%
201617,885-66-0.37%
201517,951220.12%
201417,929820.46%
201317,8471911.08%
201217,6562401.38%
201117,4163311.94%
201017,0853,42925.11%
199013,6562,65724.16%
198010,9993,42045.12%
19707,5792,04236.88%
19605,5370.00%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
American Indian and Alaska Native14,651
White1,976
Two or More Races820
Asian161
Black or African American135
Some Other Race75
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander67

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Median Age

26.8


Total

27.2


Male

26.5


Female

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Adults

There are 11,464 adults, (1,198 of which are seniors) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

11.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

8,527

47.68%

Male

9,358

52.32%

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
Married74.9%25.1%
Male69.4%30.6%
All64.1%35.9%
Female61.8%38.2%
Non Family44.5%55.5%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5553.7964.1
Married2,0294.9574.9
Non Family1,1541.4144.5
Female8534.0961.8
Male5194.0669.4

4.38

Average Family Size

3.79

Average Household Size

10.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Households

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Education

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8418.85%
9th to 12th Grade97410.25%
High School Graduate4,31545.41%
Some College1,91420.14%
Associates Degree3743.94%
Bachelors Degree6717.06%
Graduate Degree4144.36%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American7,3065,655186
White1,4591,354734
Multiple Races385359101
Hispanic13511214
Asian13412450
Black10510510
Islander31312
Other Race2321

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 50.31%.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,942$26,670$27,240
Less Than High School$11,360$11,875$9,762
High School Grad$18,699$19,613$17,743
Some College$32,321$41,373$29,776
Bachelors Degree$65,547$62,438$66,033
Graduate Degree$85,179$78,125$85,714

$26,942

Average Earnings

$26,670

Average Male

$27,240

Average Female

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language by Age

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language

35.44% of Bethel Census Area, Alaska residents speak only English, while 64.56% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Other, which is spoken by 61.87% of the population.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native14,3224,29429.98%
Multiple78623029.26%
Hispanic2916321.65%
White1,802583.22%
Asian151127.95%
Other7322.74%
Islander6722.99%

26.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.74%

Male Poverty Rate

27.49%

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 29.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska is Other, with 2.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.79%.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
High School28.89%
Less Than High School28.14%
Some College13.11%
Bachelors or Greater0.46%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.51%
Male Unemployed38.65%
Female Employed13.56%
Male Employed11.75%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Income

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,296$66,578
Families$53,370$65,819
Married Families$63,474$78,258
Non Families$40,161$58,198

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status by Race

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by War

716

Number of Veterans

671

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War222
Vietnam192
Second Gulf War182
Korea20
World War II18

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54312
65 to 74125
55 to 64122
18 to 34103
75+54

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Indian4514.98%
White20512.75%
2 or More398.02%
Black2119.63%
Hispanic53.03%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Education

14.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Employment Status

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Employment by Age

62%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

19.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Employment by Race

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990