Bethel, Connecticut Population 2024

11,905

Bethel is a city located in Connecticut. Bethel has a 2024 population of 11,905. Bethel is currently growing at a rate of 1.51% annually and its population has increased by 9.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,839 in 2020.

The average household income in Bethel is $119,132 with a poverty rate of 5.62%. The median age in Bethel is 39.4 years: 36.3 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Bethel Demographics

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

  • White: 62.88%
  • Black or African American: 10.8%
  • Two or more races: 10.65%
  • Other race: 10.54%
  • Asian: 5.14%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,931.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.83% (1,066)
The current population of Bethel, Connecticut is 11,905 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,839.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,26362.88%
Black or African American1,24710.8%
Two or more races1,23010.65%
Other race1,21710.54%
Asian5945.14%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bethel Population by Race

Bethel Population Pyramid 2024

Bethel Median Age

39.4

Total

36.3

Male

41.1

Female

Bethel Adults

There are 8,713 adults, (1,587 of whom are seniors) in Bethel.

Bethel Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Sex Ratio

Female5,90351.1%
Male5,64848.9%

Bethel Population by Age

Bethel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,6342.4968.731.3
Non Family1,8581.236337
Married1,6983.2677.322.7
Female6523.3658.741.3
Male4263.5974.225.8

3.15

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bethel Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3975.03%
Associates Degree4595.81%
Bachelors Degree1,90824.16%
Graduate Degree1,13714.4%
High School Graduate2,14227.12%
Less Than 9th Grade3934.98%
Some College1,46218.51%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bethel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,1284,8152,007
Hispanic953848347
Other Race894494181
2+ Races667603355
Black637636203
Asian416404287

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 99.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.99%.

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$71,510$72,361$68,469
Graduate Degree$82,268$122,446$72,292
High School Graduate$34,916$42,500$28,235
Less Than 9th Grade$0$35,259$17,889
Overall$54,773$58,475$45,694
Some College$52,480$69,741$50,258

$54,773

Average Earnings

$58,475

Average Male

$45,694

Average Female

Bethel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethel Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bethel Language

71.51% of Bethel residents speak only English, while 28.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 17.69% of the population.

Bethel Language

Bethel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,9074877.05%
Black1,2471139.06%
Hispanic1,552181.16%
Asian594172.86%
Other1,217131.07%

5.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.49%

Male Poverty Rate

8.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Black, with 9.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Other, with 1.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.9%.

Bethel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College11.76%
High School5.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.02%
Less Than 9th Grade1.65%

Bethel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed11.28%
Female Unemployed10.48%
Female Employed2.84%
Male Employed1%

Bethel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$87,917$132,590
Households$79,500$119,132
Married Families$121,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$58,320$75,974

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethel Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bethel 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.

Bethel Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bethel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

480

Number of Veterans

470

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam119
Second Gulf War86
World War II57
Korea55
First Gulf War8

Bethel Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+216
65 to 7490
55 to 6488
18 to 3444
35 to 5442

Bethel Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4337.33%
Black273.98%
2+ Races202.58%
Hispanic121.05%

Bethel Veterans by Race

Bethel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bethel Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bethel Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bethel 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

42.34%

Born in Bethel

75.98%

Native Born

24.02%

Foreign Born

9.12%

Non Citizen

14.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.98% of Bethel residents were born in the United States, with 42.34% having been born in Connecticut. 9.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bethel Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202411,9051771.51%
202311,7281771.53%
202211,5511771.56%
202111,3745354.94%
202010,8398278.26%
201910,0123533.65%
20189,659-121-1.24%
20179,7802392.5%
20169,541-190-1.95%
20159,7312602.75%
20149,471140.15%
20139,4574294.75%
20129,028-112-1.23%
20119,140-409-4.28%
20109,54900%

Bethel Population by Year