Bethel, North Carolina Population 2024

1,399

Bethel is a city located in Pitt County North Carolina. Bethel has a 2024 population of 1,399. Bethel is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 1.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,376 in 2020.

The average household income in Bethel is $63,992 with a poverty rate of 15.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bethel is 42.8 years, 41.6 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

Bethel Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 55.8%
  • White: 40.02%
  • Two or more races: 3.12%
  • Other race: 1%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,319.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.67% (23)
The current population of Bethel, North Carolina is 1,399 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,376.

Bethel, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American89555.8%
White64240.02%
Two or more races503.12%
Other race161%
Native American10.06%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bethel Population by Race

Bethel Population Pyramid 2024

Bethel Median Age

42.8

Total

41.6

Male

42.8

Female

Bethel Adults

There are 1,252 adults, (336 of whom are seniors) in Bethel.

Bethel Age Dependency

75.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Sex Ratio

Female88755.3%
Male71744.7%

Bethel Population by Age

Bethel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7282.267.232.8
Non Family3091.161.238.8
Married2233.0786.113.9
Female1333.2633.866.2
Male632.271000
showing: 5 rows

2.97

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bethel Households and Families

Male

Female

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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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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 44.44%.

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,395

Average Earnings

$46,063

Average Male

$32,167

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

99.48% of Bethel residents speak only English, while 0.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.52% of the population.

Bethel Language

Bethel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black89521023.46%
White642396.07%
Other16425%
Hispanic16425%
Native11100%
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15.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.23%

Male Poverty Rate

17.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel is White, with 6.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.75%.

Bethel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.8%
High School17.62%
Some College7.3%
Bachelors or Greater2.63%
showing: 4 rows

Bethel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5.6%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed49.15%
Female Employed3.11%
showing: 4 rows

Bethel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

30.5%

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 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bethel Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bethel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

143

Number of Veterans

112

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Bethel Veterans by War

count

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Bethel Veterans by Age

count

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Bethel Veterans by Race

Bethel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

7.5%

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

79.43%

Born in Bethel

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.31% of Bethel residents were born in the United States, with 79.43% having been born in North Carolina. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bethel Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,41430.21%
20281,41130.21%
20271,40830.21%
20261,40530.21%
20251,40230.21%
20241,39930.21%
20231,39630.22%
20221,39330.22%
20211,390141.02%
20201,376-233-14.48%
20191,60940.25%
20181,605-3-0.19%
20171,60810.06%
20161,60730.19%
20151,604-6-0.37%
20141,61020.12%
20131,608
20121,608140.88%
20111,594130.82%
20101,581
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Bethel Population by Year