Bethel, North Carolina Population 2020

1,609

Bethel is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,609, it is the 279th largest city in North Carolina and the 8452nd largest city in the United States. Bethel is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 2.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,577 in 2010. Bethel reached it's highest population of 1,611 in 2014. Spanning over 1 miles, Bethel has a population density of 1,517 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bethel is $58,849 with a poverty rate of 21.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $620 per month, and the median house value is $84,900. The median age in Bethel is 50 years, 48 years for males, and 52.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.8 males.

Bethel Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 51.51%
  • White: 43.35%
  • Other race: 3.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.60%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bethel, North Carolina is 1,609, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,607.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,577.

Bethel, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American90351.51%
White76043.35%
Some Other Race623.54%
Two or More Races281.60%

Bethel Population Pyramid 2020

Bethel Median Age

50


Total

48


Male

52.6


Female

Bethel Adults

There are 1,426 adults, (387 of whom are seniors) in Bethel.

Bethel Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Sex Ratio

Female

954

54.42%

Male

799

45.58%

Bethel Households and Families

Bethel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bethel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.7%11.3%
Married84.2%15.8%
All69.4%30.6%
Non Family62.7%37.3%
Female43.4%56.6%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7192.4369.4
Married2652.8784.2
Non Family2631.1962.7
Female1293.6443.4
Male623.2788.7

3.09

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bethel Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade14310.57%
9th to 12th Grade18013.30%
High School Graduate38628.53%
Some College25018.48%
Associates Degree906.65%
Bachelors Degree19814.63%
Graduate Degree1067.83%

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black68543249
White638572255
Multiple Races2117
Hispanic1414
Other Race99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 39.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,117$40,893$32,250
Less Than High School$26,607$24,107$
High School Grad$29,444$43,929$14,853
Some College$32,163$40,179$26,641
Bachelors Degree$37,188$39,583$34,083
Graduate Degree$64,457$86,250$64,348

$35,117

Average Earnings

$40,893

Average Male

$32,250

Average Female

Bethel Language

Bethel Language by Age

Bethel Language

99.59% of Bethel residents speak only English, while 0.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.41% of the population.

Bethel Poverty

Bethel Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black90330633.89%
White760709.21%

21.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.27%

Male Poverty Rate

29.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Black, with 33.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel is White, with 9.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.73%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.06%
High School33.42%
Some College11.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.62%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed70.21%
Male Unemployed38.89%
Female Employed10.77%
Male Employed6.95%

Bethel Income

Bethel Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,486$58,849
Families$65,132$75,145
Married Families$85,809-
Non Families$19,766$29,983

Bethel Marital Status

Bethel Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethel Married by Age and Sex

Bethel Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bethel Marital Status by Race

Bethel Veterans

106

Number of Veterans

91

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam42
First Gulf War37
Second Gulf War11
World War II
Korea
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6431
65 to 7429
35 to 5425
75+14
18 to 347
Name Veterans % of Total
White588.80%
Black435.83%
Hispanic535.71%
Other555.56%

$Bethel Veterans by Education

4.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Employment Status

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Bethel Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.11%

Born in North Carolina

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Bethel residents were born in the United States, with 87.11% having been born in North Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,60910.06%
20191,60810.06%
20181,607-4-0.25%
20171,61110.06%
20161,61050.31%
20151,605-6-0.37%
20141,61110.06%
20131,61020.12%
20121,608150.94%
20111,593120.76%
20101,5810.00%