Bethel, Maine Population 2024

2,759

Bethel is a city located in Maine. Bethel has a 2024 population of 2,759. Bethel is currently growing at a rate of 2.53% annually and its population has increased by 9.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,510 in 2020.

The average household income in Bethel is $75,242 with a poverty rate of 19.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bethel is 47.8 years, 48.1 years for males, and 47.6 years for females.

Bethel Demographics

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

  • White: 88.5%
  • Two or more races: 6.85%
  • Other race: 4.65%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Maine
Land Area (mi²)
64.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
42.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.92% (249)
The current population of Bethel, Maine is 2,759 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,510.

Bethel, Maine Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,24788.5%
Two or more races1746.85%
Other race1184.65%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bethel Population by Race

Bethel Population Pyramid 2024

Bethel Median Age

47.8

Total

48.1

Male

47.6

Female

Bethel Adults

There are 2,135 adults, (667 of whom are seniors) in Bethel.

Bethel Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Sex Ratio

Female1,18146.51%
Male1,35853.49%

Bethel Population by Age

Bethel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2102.185.214.8
Non Family5641.2686.513.5
Married5302.5692.67.4
Female904.1843.356.7
Male263.545050

2.74

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

85.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bethel Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade120.6%
9th to 12th Grade743.73%
High School Graduate67333.9%
Some College21010.58%
Associates Degree29514.86%
Bachelors Degree45422.87%
Graduate Degree26713.45%

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
White1,8001,721576
2+ Races10910274
Other Race767671

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 93.42%.

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$30,639$31,691$29,534
Less Than 9th Grade$39,712$37,788$0
High School Graduate$26,411$30,125$25,608
Some College$32,482$85,407$30,888
Bachelors Degree$26,250$0$0
Graduate Degree$60,347$0$61,181

$30,639

Average Earnings

$31,691

Average Male

$29,534

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

98.91% of Bethel residents speak only English, while 1.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.09% of the population.

Bethel Language

Bethel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,22129113.1%
Other118118100%
Multiple1748951.15%

19.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.57%

Male Poverty Rate

18.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel is White, with 13.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.37%.

Bethel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.72%
High School14.41%
Bachelors or Greater14.29%
Some College10.3%

Bethel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed37.04%
Male Employed16.6%
Female Employed9.17%

Bethel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$41,778$75,242
Families$45,403$81,662
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,333$65,745

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

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 45-54.

Bethel Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bethel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

265

Number of Veterans

265

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea93
Vietnam68
First Gulf War64
World War II25
Second Gulf War22

Bethel Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+127
55 to 6456
65 to 7450
35 to 5432
18 to 340

Bethel Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White26513.59%

Bethel Veterans by Race

Bethel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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

58.49%

Born in Bethel

99.8%

Native Born

0.2%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.8% of Bethel residents were born in the United States, with 58.49% having been born in Maine. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Bethel Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,099682.24%
20283,031682.29%
20272,963682.35%
20262,895682.41%
20252,827682.46%
20242,759682.53%
20232,691682.59%
20222,623682.66%
20212,555451.79%
20202,510-221-8.09%
20192,731140.52%
20182,717260.97%
20172,691301.13%
20162,661210.8%
20152,64090.34%
20142,631210.8%
20132,61050.19%
20122,605-6-0.23%
20112,611120.46%
20102,59900%

Bethel Population by Year