Bethel, Alaska Population 2022

6,373
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Bethel is a city located in Bethel County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 6,373, it is the 15th largest city in Alaska and the 5664th largest city in the United States. Bethel is currently growing at a rate of 0.38% annually but its population has decreased by -2.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,548 in 2020. Spanning over 50 miles, Bethel has a population density of 143 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bethel is $96,848 with a poverty rate of 17.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bethel is 29.2 years, 28.7 years for males, and 29.8 years for females.

Bethel Demographics

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

  • Native American: 62.87%
  • White: 24.14%
  • Two or more races: 6.58%
  • Asian: 3.02%
  • Black or African American: 2.00%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.63%
The current population of Bethel, Alaska is 6,373 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,548.

Bethel, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

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Bethel Population by Race

Bethel Population Pyramid 2022

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Bethel Median Age

30.5


Total

29.6


Male

31.9


Female

Bethel Adults

There are 4,532 adults, (422 of whom are seniors) in Bethel.

Bethel Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

10.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Sex Ratio

Female

3,075

46.96%

Male

3,473

53.04%

Bethel Population by Age

Bethel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethel Household Types

37.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethel Households and Families

3.68

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

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Bethel Households by Type

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Bethel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 53.23%.

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

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$51,979

Average Earnings

$54,433

Average Male

$41,713

Average Female

Bethel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethel Language by Age

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Bethel Language

54.96% of Bethel residents speak only English, while 45.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 35.25% of the population.

Bethel Language

Bethel Poverty by Race

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17.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.64%

Male Poverty Rate

18.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Native, with 23.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Hispanic, with 15.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.25%.

Bethel Poverty

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Bethel Poverty Rate by Education

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Bethel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethel Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Bethel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

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 Marital Status

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227

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Bethel Veterans by War

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Bethel Veterans by Age

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Bethel Veterans by Race

Bethel Veterans by Education

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7.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

4.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Veterans by Education

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71.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bethel Employment by Age

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Bethel Employment by Race

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Bethel 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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71.50%

Born in Bethel

94.33%

Native Born

5.67%

Foreign Born

2.46%

Non Citizen

3.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.33% of Bethel residents were born in the United States, with 71.50% having been born in Alaska. 2.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bethel Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Bethel Population by Year