Bethel, Alaska Population 2020

6,469
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Bethel is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 6,469, it is the 9th largest city in Alaska and the 4119th largest city in the United States. Bethel is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually but its population has increased by 6.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,080 in 2010. Bethel reached it's highest population of 6,493 in 2018. Spanning over 50 miles, Bethel has a population density of 145 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bethel is $99,450 with a poverty rate of 13.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,503 per month, and the median house value is $265,700. The median age in Bethel is 28.8 years, 28.3 years for males, and 29.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.4 males.

Bethel Demographics

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

  • Native American: 61.97%
  • White: 24.88%
  • Two or more races: 6.66%
  • Asian: 2.80%
  • Other race: 1.90%
  • Black or African American: 1.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Bethel, Alaska is 6,469, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,493.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,080.

Bethel, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native3,98161.97%
White1,59824.88%
Two or More Races4286.66%
Asian1802.80%
Some Other Race1221.90%
Black or African American1141.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.02%
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Bethel Population Pyramid 2020

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Bethel Median Age

28.8


Total

28.3


Male

29.6


Female

Bethel Adults

There are 4,391 adults, (431 of whom are seniors) in Bethel.

Bethel Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

10.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Sex Ratio

Female

3,098

48.23%

Male

3,326

51.77%

Bethel Households and Families

Bethel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.2%35.8%
All44%56%
Female38.3%61.7%
Male31.1%68.9%
Non Family25.8%74.2%

44.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9463.0844
Married7884.0564.2
Non Family6361.5325.8
Female3263.0938.3
Male1964.2131.1

3.59

Average Family Size

3.08

Average Household Size

11.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bethel Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1143.09%
9th to 12th Grade2346.35%
High School Graduate1,45939.59%
Some College73119.84%
Associates Degree2978.06%
Bachelors Degree46012.48%
Graduate Degree39010.58%
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Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American2,0481,770142
White1,0761,035568
Multiple Races20119773
Asian15814541
Hispanic117105
Black10810826
Other Race3939

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 white people with a rate of 52.79%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,556$54,399$39,500
Less Than High School$31,207$31,731$30,781
High School Grad$36,149$45,648$24,821
Some College$54,097$54,757$47,417
Bachelors Degree$66,382$66,250$66,500
Graduate Degree$84,306$93,125$83,194

$49,556

Average Earnings

$54,399

Average Male

$39,500

Average Female

Bethel Language

Bethel Language by Age

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Bethel Language

56.51% of Bethel residents speak only English, while 43.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 36.19% of the population.

Bethel Poverty

Bethel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native3,77466317.57%
Multiple3997218.05%
Asian1674929.34%
Hispanic2753512.73%
White1,359100.74%

13.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.60%

Male Poverty Rate

16.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Asian, with 29.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel is White, with 0.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.68%.

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Name Poverty
High School20.53%
Less Than High School7.62%
Some College5.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.96%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.89%
Male Unemployed44.26%
Female Employed5.94%
Male Employed4.39%

Bethel Income

Bethel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$89,000$99,450
Families$88,864$98,123
Married Families$120,270-
Non Families$82,568$90,540
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Bethel Marital Status

Bethel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethel Married by Age and Sex

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Bethel 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 Over 65.

Bethel Marital Status by Race

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Bethel Veterans

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234

Number of Veterans

225

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam98
Second Gulf War62
First Gulf War49
Korea10
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5471
65 to 7457
55 to 6455
18 to 3441
75+10
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1129.40%
Indian1044.01%
2 or More93.20%
Black98.33%

Bethel Veterans by Education

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4.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Employment Status

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71.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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70.83%

Born in Alaska

94.57%

Native Born

5.43%

Foreign Born

2.88%

Non Citizen

2.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.57% of Bethel residents were born in the United States, with 70.83% having been born in Alaska. 2.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,469-12-0.19%
20196,481-12-0.18%
20186,493691.07%
20176,424-12-0.19%
20166,436460.72%
20156,390-3-0.05%
20146,393280.44%
20136,365691.10%
20126,296661.06%
20116,2301312.15%
20106,0996281.09%
20005,4717971.59%
19904,6741,0982.71%
19803,5761,4765.47%
19702,1008004.91%
19601,3009006.07%
19404000.00%