Bethany, Missouri Population 2021

3,030
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Bethany is a city located in Harrison County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Harrison County. With a 2020 population of 3,030, it is the 185th largest city in Missouri and the 6224th largest city in the United States . Bethany is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -7.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,292 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Bethany has a population density of 682 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bethany is $45,631 with a poverty rate of 16.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $482 per month, and the median house value is $75,400. The median age in Bethany is 45.3 years, 42.1 years for males, and 51 years for females.

Bethany Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bethanywas:

  • White: 94.97%
  • Other race: 2.28%
  • Two or more races: 1.06%
  • Black or African American: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bethany, Missouri is 3,030 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,030.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,292.

Bethany, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,96294.97%
Some Other Race712.28%
Two or More Races331.06%
Black or African American220.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.51%
Asian150.48%
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Bethany Population by Race

Bethany Population Pyramid $2021

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Bethany Median Age

45.3


Total

42.1


Male

51


Female

Bethany Adults

There are 2,410 adults, (818 of whom are seniors) in Bethany.

Bethany Age Dependency

95.9

Age Dependency Ratio

51.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethany Sex Ratio

Female

1,608

51.55%

Male

1,511

48.45%

Bethany Population by Age

Bethany Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethany Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female34.8%65.2%
Male54.3%45.7%
Non Family55.1%44.9%
All64.4%35.6%
Married87.8%12.2%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethany Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3362.1664.4
Non Family5321.1555.1
Married5012.6587.8
Female1873.2834.8
Male1162.8154.3

2.77

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Bethany Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1898.33%
9th to 12th Grade1506.61%
High School Graduate92340.66%
Some College42318.63%
Associates Degree2229.78%
Bachelors Degree23710.44%
Graduate Degree1265.55%
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Bethany Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethany Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1331,881363
Hispanic83
Other Race45
Black1915
Native American1616
Asian1515
2+ Races44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.02%.

Bethany Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,097$35,530$23,036
Less Than 9th Grade$21,161$21,141$
High School Graduate$23,301$31,731$21,131
Some College$32,115$55,956$21,540
Bachelors Degree$30,804$50,446$30,580
Graduate Degree$38,542$$38,229

$26,097

Average Earnings

$35,530

Average Male

$23,036

Average Female

Bethany Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethany Language by Age

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Bethany Language

95.01% of Bethany residents speak only English, while 4.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.07% of the population.

Bethany Language

Bethany Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,73137813.84%
Hispanic14311379.02%
Other7171100.00%
Multiple33412.12%

16.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.67%

Male Poverty Rate

17.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethany

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethany is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethany is Multiple, with 12.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.06%.

Bethany Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.53%
Some College12.40%
High School10.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.78%

Bethany Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed68.29%
Female Unemployed18.42%
Female Employed9.31%
Male Employed7.14%

Bethany Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethany Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,650$45,631
Families$50,403$53,617
Married Families$63,750-
Non Families$21,234$32,033
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Income by Household Type

Bethany Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethany Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Bethany Marital Status by Race

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Bethany Marital Status

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203

Number of Veterans

198

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War66
Vietnam58
Second Gulf War35
Korea30
World War II23

Bethany Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5474
75+61
65 to 7453
18 to 3415
55 to 64

Bethany Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2038.80%
Hispanic44.82%

Bethany Veterans by Race

Bethany Veterans by Education

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17.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethany Veterans by Education

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54.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bethany Employment by Age

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Bethany Employment by Race

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Bethany Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.09%

Born in Bethany

97.40%

Native Born

2.60%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.40% of Bethany residents were born in the United States, with 69.09% having been born in Missouri. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bethany Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,030-16-0.53%
20203,046-16-0.52%
20193,062-16-0.52%
20183,078-41-1.31%
20173,119-26-0.83%
20163,145-16-0.51%
20153,161-5-0.16%
20143,166-29-0.91%
20133,195-5-0.16%
20123,200-62-1.90%
20113,262-32-0.97%
20103,2942070.65%
20003,087820.27%
19903,005-90-0.29%
19803,0951810.60%
19702,9141430.50%
19602,771570.21%
19502,714320.12%
19402,6820.00%

Bethany Population by Year