Bethel, Pennsylvania Population 2024

427

Bethel is a city located in Berks County Pennsylvania. Bethel has a 2024 population of 427. Bethel is currently growing at a rate of 15.41% annually but its population has decreased by -14.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 500 in 2020.

The average household income in Bethel is $53,625 with a poverty rate of 48.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bethel is 26.8 years, 26.4 years for males, and 31 years for females.

Bethel Demographics

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

  • White: 95.53%
  • Other race: 4.47%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
424.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-14.6% (-73)
The current population of Bethel, Pennsylvania is 427 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 500.

Bethel, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29995.53%
Other race144.47%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Bethel Population by Race

Bethel Population Pyramid 2024

Bethel Median Age

26.8

Total

26.4

Male

31

Female

Bethel Adults

There are 230 adults, (60 of whom are seniors) in Bethel.

Bethel Age Dependency

84.1

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Sex Ratio

Female15549.52%
Male15850.48%

Bethel Population by Age

Bethel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1382.2756.543.5
Non Family87044.855.2
Married302.476040
Female217.241000
Male0000

3.94

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

56.5%

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 Grade00%
9th to 12th Grade177.39%
High School Graduate16270.43%
Some College2410.43%
Associates Degree2711.74%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree00%

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
White2161990
Other Race14140
Hispanic14140

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 0%.

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$0$55,417$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$55,573$55,573$0
Some College$32,411$0$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$0

Average Earnings

$55,417

Average Male

$0

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

94.57% of Bethel residents speak only English, while 5.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.43% of the population.

Bethel Language

Bethel Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White29915250.84%

48.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.14%

Male Poverty Rate

56.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel is White, with 50.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel is White, with 50.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 76.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.42%.

Bethel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School42.59%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Bethel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed19.83%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

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$55,469$53,625
Families-$71,396
Married Families$125,938$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,234$43,208

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

26.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.6%

Male Marriage Rate

25.4%

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 45-54, 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

0

Number of Veterans

0

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Bethel Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740
75+0

Bethel Veterans by Age

count

Bethel Veterans by Race

Bethel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

0%

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

88.82%

Born in Bethel

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Bethel residents were born in the United States, with 88.82% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0% 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
20244275715.41%
20233705718.21%
20223135722.27%
2021256-244-48.8%
2020500-86-14.68%
201958630.51%
2018583-164-21.95%
2017747182.47%
2016729-7-0.95%
2015736-15-2%
201475113521.92%
2013616325.48%
2012584-76-11.52%
201166016132.26%
201049900%

Bethel Population by Year