Bethany, West Virginia Population 2024

750

Bethany is a city located in Brooke County and Ohio County West Virginia. Bethany has a 2024 population of 750. Bethany is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -3.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 774 in 2020.

The average household income in Bethany is $73,111 with a poverty rate of 7.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bethany is 20.1 years, 20.7 years for males, and 19.8 years for females.

Bethany Demographics

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

  • White: 73.96%
  • Black or African American: 20.09%
  • Two or more races: 5.69%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,023.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.1% (-24)
The current population of Bethany, West Virginia is 750 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 774.

Bethany, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White83273.96%
Black or African American22620.09%
Two or more races645.69%
Asian30.27%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bethany Population by Race

Bethany Population Pyramid 2024

Bethany Median Age

20.1

Total

20.7

Male

19.8

Female

Bethany Adults

There are 1,053 adults, (96 of whom are seniors) in Bethany.

Bethany Age Dependency

17.6

Age Dependency Ratio

10

Old Age Dependency Ratio

7.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethany Sex Ratio

Female47842.49%
Male64757.51%

Bethany Population by Age

Bethany Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1762.173.326.7
Married802.8683.816.3
Non Family751.0469.330.7
Female13330.869.2
Male82.887525

2.8

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bethany Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade72.48%
9th to 12th Grade00%
High School Graduate7727.3%
Some College3913.83%
Associates Degree258.87%
Bachelors Degree6021.28%
Graduate Degree7426.24%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White267260128
2+ Races11113
Hispanic333
Asian222
Black110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Bethany Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$30,417$49,167$21,250
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$28,375$28,958$0
Some College$18,977$26,250$18,500
Bachelors Degree$47,500$0$0
Graduate Degree$59,063$64,375$50,000

$30,417

Average Earnings

$49,167

Average Male

$21,250

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

98.62% of Bethany residents speak only English, while 1.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Bethany Language

Bethany Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White347267.49%
Asian3133.33%
Multiple1317.69%

7.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.88%

Male Poverty Rate

11.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethany

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethany is Asian, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethany is White, with 7.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.62%.

Bethany Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College14.06%
High School9.09%
Bachelors or Greater0.77%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Bethany Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed10.59%
Male Employed4.94%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Bethany Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethany Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$63,214$73,111
Families$69,861$83,658
Married Families$77,500$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,563$56,411

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethany Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

15.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

12.9%

Male Marriage Rate

19.6%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bethany Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bethany Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

41

Number of Veterans

41

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam11
First Gulf War5
Second Gulf War4
Korea1
World War II0

Bethany Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+27
35 to 546
65 to 746
18 to 341
55 to 641

Bethany Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White415.38%

Bethany Veterans by Race

Bethany Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

4.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethany Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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

26.13%

Born in Bethany

96.36%

Native Born

3.64%

Foreign Born

3.56%

Non Citizen

0.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.36% of Bethany residents were born in the United States, with 26.13% having been born in West Virginia. 3.56% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029720-6-0.83%
2028726-6-0.82%
2027732-6-0.81%
2026738-6-0.81%
2025744-6-0.8%
2024750-6-0.79%
2023756-6-0.79%
2022762-1-0.13%
2021763-11-1.42%
2020774-29-3.61%
2019803-3-0.37%
2018806-58-6.71%
2017864-29-3.25%
2016893-107-10.7%
20151,000-25-2.44%
20141,025-3-0.29%
20131,02800%
20121,028-4-0.39%
20111,032-3-0.29%
20101,03500%

Bethany Population by Year