Bethany, Illinois Population 2024

1,130

Bethany is a city located in Moultrie County Illinois. Bethany has a 2024 population of 1,130. Bethany is currently declining at a rate of -3.34% annually and its population has decreased by -9.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,249 in 2020.

The average household income in Bethany is $70,228 with a poverty rate of 12.6%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bethany is 42.9 years, 43.7 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Bethany Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bethany was:

  • White: 98.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,096.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.53% (-119)
The current population of Bethany, Illinois is 1,130 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,249.

Bethany, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,21198.7%
Two or more races161.3%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bethany Population by Race

Bethany Population Pyramid 2024

Bethany Median Age

42.9

Total

43.7

Male

42.4

Female

Bethany Adults

There are 954 adults, (254 of whom are seniors) in Bethany.

Bethany Age Dependency

75.3

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethany Sex Ratio

Female64052.16%
Male58747.84%

Bethany Population by Age

Bethany Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5862.0969.130.9
Non Family2641.165842
Married2342.8689.710.3
Female632.8758.741.3
Male252.882080
showing: 5 rows

2.77

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bethany Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bethany Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethany Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 53.33%.

Bethany Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,652

Average Earnings

$46,500

Average Male

$39,625

Average Female

Bethany Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethany Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bethany Language

99.74% of Bethany residents speak only English, while 0.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.26% of the population.

Bethany Language

Bethany Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,17314912.7%
Multiple16425%
showing: 2 rows

12.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.67%

Male Poverty Rate

17.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethany

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethany is Multiple, with 25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethany is White, with 12.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.89%.

Bethany Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.36%
Some College11.65%
High School9.04%
Bachelors or Greater2.41%
showing: 4 rows

Bethany Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.42%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed12.5%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Bethany Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethany Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethany Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethany Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bethany Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bethany Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bethany Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

69

Number of Veterans

69

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Bethany Veterans by War

count

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Bethany Veterans by Age

count

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Bethany Veterans by Race

Bethany Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethany Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

0.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bethany Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bethany Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bethany Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

89.81%

Born in Bethany

99.76%

Native Born

0.24%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.76% of Bethany residents were born in the United States, with 89.81% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Bethany Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029935-39-4%
2028974-39-3.85%
20271,013-39-3.71%
20261,052-39-3.57%
20251,091-39-3.45%
20241,130-39-3.34%
20231,169-39-3.23%
20221,208-39-3.13%
20211,247-2-0.16%
20201,249191.54%
20191,230-28-2.23%
20181,258-15-1.18%
20171,273-1-0.08%
20161,274-20-1.55%
20151,294-10-0.77%
20141,304-14-1.06%
20131,318-16-1.2%
20121,334-5-0.37%
20111,339-8-0.59%
20101,347
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Bethany Population by Year