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
201717,957-119-0.66%
201718,076960.53%
201617,980290.16%
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 Native14,847
White1,968
Two or More Races760
Asian165
Black or African American120
Some Other Race93
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population Pyramid 2018

2004006008001,000 Male Population2004006008001,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Median Age

26.9


Total

27.4


Male

26.4


Female

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Adults

There are 11,554 adults, (1,267 of whom are seniors) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

12.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

8,522

47.46%

Male

9,435

52.54%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
All63.2%36.8%
Female62.2%37.8%
Male60.9%39.1%
Non Family45.7%54.3%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5243.8163.2
Married1,9454.9174.5
Non Family1,1181.4345.7
Female8804.1862.2
Male5814.1160.9

4.36

Average Family Size

3.81

Average Household Size

10.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

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 Grade8378.74%
9th to 12th Grade1,05911.06%
High School Graduate4,28144.70%
Some College1,79318.72%
Associates Degree4034.21%
Bachelors Degree7487.81%
Graduate Degree4574.77%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American7,4575,722245
White1,4251,336792
Multiple Races34632588
Hispanic1531142
Asian14213057
Black979719
Other Race3129
Islander222

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 100.00%.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,271$27,210$29,782
Less Than High School$9,632$11,806$6,518
High School Grad$18,683$19,603$17,729
Some College$35,825$41,693$32,338
Bachelors Degree$63,958$62,065$70,682
Graduate Degree$82,917$80,625$83,452

$28,271

Average Earnings

$27,210

Average Male

$29,782

Average Female

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language by Age

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language

36.64% of Bethel Census Area, Alaska residents speak only English, while 63.36% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Other, which is spoken by 60.13% of the population.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native14,4774,47630.92%
Multiple72415621.55%
Hispanic31412038.22%
White1,777211.18%
Asian156138.33%
Other9122.20%

27.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.90%

Male Poverty Rate

27.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska is Hispanic, with 38.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska is White, with 1.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.08%.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.75%
High School29.48%
Some College13.36%
Bachelors or Greater1.17%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.83%
Male Unemployed44.37%
Male Employed12.64%
Female Employed12.04%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Income

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,853$67,827
Families$53,614$65,864
Married Families$65,031$80,216
Non Families$41,250$62,261

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by War

683

Number of Veterans

642

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam213
First Gulf War205
Second Gulf War189
World War II15
Korea14

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54264
65 to 74142
55 to 64135
18 to 3494
75+48

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Indian4344.71%
White21213.31%
2 or More255.54%
Black1212.37%
Hispanic52.42%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Education

15.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Employment Status

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Employment by Age

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

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