Bethany, Missouri Population 2023

2,801

Bethany is a city located in Harrison County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Harrison County. With a 2023 population of 2,801, it is the 210th largest city in Missouri and the 9207th largest city in the United States.Bethany is currently declining at a rate of -1.34% annually and its population has decreased by -10.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,135 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Bethany has a population density of 631 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bethany is $45,631 with a poverty rate of 20.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bethany is 45 years, 37.9 years for males, and 51.1 years for females.

Bethany Demographics

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

  • White: 96.52%
  • Black or African American: 1.95%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Two or more races: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bethany, Missouri is 2,801 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,135.

Bethany, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bethany Population by Race

Bethany Population Pyramid 2023

Bethany Median Age

45

Total

37.9

Male

51.1

Female

Bethany Adults

There are 2,347 adults, (799 of whom are seniors) in Bethany.

Bethany Age Dependency

102.5

Age Dependency Ratio

51.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethany Sex Ratio

Female1,67153.30%
Male1,46446.70%

Bethany Population by Age

Bethany Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.09

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bethany Households and Families

Male

Female

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

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 asian people with a rate of 16.67%.

Bethany Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$21,932

Average Earnings

$35,700

Average Male

$20,636

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

96.07% of Bethany residents speak only English, while 3.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Bethany Language

Bethany Poverty by Race

rate

20.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.43%

Male Poverty Rate

19.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethany

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethany is White, with 17.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.53%.

Bethany Poverty

Bethany Poverty Rate by Education

Bethany Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethany Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethany Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

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

158

Number of Veterans

153

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

Bethany Veterans by War

Bethany Veterans by Age

count

Bethany Veterans by Race

Bethany Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethany Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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

72.18%

Born in Bethany

105.11%

Native Born

2.44%

Foreign Born

1.17%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

105.11% of Bethany residents were born in the United States, with 72.18% having been born in Missouri. 1.17% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Bethany Population by Year