Bethel, Vermont Population 2024

1,913

Bethel is a city located in Orange County, Washington County, and Windsor County Vermont. Bethel has a 2024 population of 1,913. Bethel is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -1.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,943 in 2020.

The average household income in Bethel is $85,456 with a poverty rate of 7.55%. The median age in Bethel is 49.9 years: 48.3 years for males, and 52.4 years for females.

Bethel Demographics

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

  • White: 96.43%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Vermont
Land Area (mi²)
45.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
42.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.54% (-30)
The current population of Bethel, Vermont is 1,913 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,943.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,78496.43%
Two or more races522.81%
Asian100.54%
Native American40.22%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bethel Population by Race

Bethel Population Pyramid 2024

Bethel Median Age

49.9

Total

48.3

Male

52.4

Female

Bethel Adults

There are 1,584 adults, (437 of whom are seniors) in Bethel.

Bethel Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Sex Ratio

Female91449.41%
Male93650.59%

Bethel Population by Age

Bethel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8362.2180.119.9
Non Family3881.3772.927.1
Married3502.6494.95.1
Female703.6647.152.9
Male28578.621.4

2.82

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

80.1%

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 Grade261.69%
Associates Degree22514.6%
Bachelors Degree34322.26%
Graduate Degree1419.15%
High School Graduate44028.55%
Less Than 9th Grade221.43%
Some College34422.32%

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
White1,4971,449463
2+ Races343414
Hispanic232314
Asian663
Native American444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Bethel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$38,289$37,763$40,833
Graduate Degree$76,042$80,833$70,536
High School Graduate$36,151$45,595$21,635
Less Than 9th Grade$38,750$0$0
Overall$38,158$40,125$33,795
Some College$37,944$40,625$34,318

$38,158

Average Earnings

$40,125

Average Male

$33,795

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

96.46% of Bethel residents speak only English, while 3.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.92% of the population.

Bethel Language

Bethel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,7751287.21%
Hispanic391128.21%
Multiple521121.15%

7.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.01%

Male Poverty Rate

8.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel is Hispanic, with 28.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel is White, with 7.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.89%.

Bethel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.83%
High School12.27%
Bachelors or Greater8.26%
Some College4.57%

Bethel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed21.43%
Female Unemployed20.83%
Female Employed4.05%
Male Employed3.4%

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$72,024$97,341
Households$69,783$85,456
Married Families$94,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$53,750$69,677

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

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 55-64, 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

123

Number of Veterans

113

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam55
First Gulf War32
Second Gulf War8
Korea3
World War II0

Bethel Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7441
35 to 5431
75+30
55 to 6421
18 to 340

Bethel Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1187.66%
2+ Races514.71%
Hispanic417.39%

Bethel Veterans by Race

Bethel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

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

39.62%

Born in Bethel

98.32%

Native Born

1.68%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.32% of Bethel residents were born in the United States, with 39.62% having been born in Vermont. 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
20291,838-15-0.81%
20281,853-15-0.8%
20271,868-15-0.8%
20261,883-15-0.79%
20251,898-15-0.78%
20241,913-15-0.78%
20231,928-15-0.77%
20221,943-15-0.77%
20211,958150.77%
20201,943-5-0.26%
20191,948-12-0.61%
20181,960-9-0.46%
20171,969-12-0.61%
20161,981-7-0.35%
20151,988-14-0.7%
20142,002-5-0.25%
20132,007-10-0.5%
20122,017-11-0.54%
20112,02880.4%
20102,02000%

Bethel Population by Year