Bethel, Connecticut Population 2021

19,894
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Bethel is a city located in Fairfield County Connecticut. Bethel has a 2020 population of 19,894. Bethel is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 6.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,651 in 2010. Bethel reached it's highest population of 19,894 in 2021.

The average household income in Bethel is $120,506 with a poverty rate of 3.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,252 per month, and the median house value is $342,400. The median age in Bethel is 42.9 years, 39.6 years for males, and 44.4 years for females.

Bethel Demographics

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

  • White: 84.13%
  • Asian: 6.66%
  • Black or African American: 3.99%
  • Other race: 2.66%
  • Two or more races: 2.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0.06%
The current population of Bethel, Connecticut is 19,894 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,753.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,651.

Bethel, Connecticut Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,54384.13%
Asian1,3096.66%
Black or African American7843.99%
Some Other Race5242.66%
Two or More Races4792.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.06%
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Bethel Population by Race

Bethel Population Pyramid $2021

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Bethel Median Age

42.9


Total

39.6


Male

44.4


Female

Bethel Adults

There are 15,063 adults, (3,002 of whom are seniors) in Bethel.

Bethel Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Sex Ratio

Female

10,054

51.13%

Male

9,609

48.87%

Bethel Population by Age

Bethel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.6%7.4%
All78.8%21.2%
Male66.2%33.8%
Female62%38%
Non Family60.1%39.9%

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethel Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1642.7278.8
Married3,9923.392.6
Non Family2,1431.2460.1
Female5712.9962
Male4584.1866.2

3.22

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Bethel Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3022.22%
9th to 12th Grade4193.08%
High School Graduate3,13623.09%
Some College2,73020.10%
Associates Degree8296.10%
Bachelors Degree4,01529.56%
Graduate Degree2,15115.84%
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Bethel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,23210,7225,115
Hispanic959852287
Asian897818542
Other Race39536098
Black348341160
2+ Races23621883
Islander131313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,235$70,283$38,244
Less Than 9th Grade$23,625$38,417$20,167
High School Graduate$35,621$42,597$23,411
Some College$52,570$70,852$35,735
Bachelors Degree$71,968$86,390$52,925
Graduate Degree$91,331$99,205$78,875

$53,235

Average Earnings

$70,283

Average Male

$38,244

Average Female

Bethel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethel Language by Age

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Bethel Language

81.23% of Bethel residents speak only English, while 18.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.00% of the population.

Bethel Language

Bethel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,4744392.84%
Black762709.19%
Asian1,309342.60%
Multiple479326.68%
Hispanic1,474241.63%

3.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.17%

Male Poverty Rate

4.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Black, with 9.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Hispanic, with 1.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.95%.

Bethel Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College6.23%
High School5.77%
Less Than 9th Grade2.91%
Bachelors or Greater2.13%

Bethel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed14.41%
Male Unemployed7.98%
Female Employed1.50%
Male Employed1.49%

Bethel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$101,968$120,506
Families$118,953$140,123
Married Families$140,103-
Non Families$51,357$67,209
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Income by Household Type

Bethel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bethel Marital Status by Race

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Bethel Marital Status

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975

Number of Veterans

956

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam305
Second Gulf War208
First Gulf War195
World War II94
Korea94

Bethel Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54293
75+286
65 to 74249
55 to 64113
18 to 3434

Bethel Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9677.48%
Hispanic312.88%
Black82.05%

Bethel Veterans by Race

Bethel Veterans by Education

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0.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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51.30%

Born in Bethel

84.19%

Native Born

15.81%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

10.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.19% of Bethel residents were born in the United States, with 51.30% having been born in Connecticut. 5.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bethel Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,894470.24%
202019,847470.24%
201919,800470.24%
201819,753990.50%
201719,654240.12%
201619,6301620.83%
201519,4681380.71%
201419,330690.36%
201319,261960.50%
201219,1652251.19%
201118,9402891.55%
201018,6510.00%

Bethel Population by Year