Bethlehem, North Carolina Population 2021

4,227
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Bethlehem is a city located in North Carolina. Bethlehem has a 2020 population of 4,227. Bethlehem is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,214 in 2010. Bethlehem reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Bethlehem is $91,807 with a poverty rate of 10.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $713 per month, and the median house value is $215,700. The median age in Bethlehem is 48.1 years, 47.3 years for males, and 48.5 years for females.

Bethlehem Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bethlehemwas:

  • White: 98.32%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Two or more races: 0.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bethlehem, North Carolina is 4,227 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,227.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,214.

Bethlehem, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,15698.32%
Asian561.32%
Two or More Races150.35%
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Bethlehem Population by Race

Bethlehem Population Pyramid $2021

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Bethlehem Median Age

48.1


Total

47.3


Male

48.5


Female

Bethlehem Adults

There are 3,457 adults, (1,036 of whom are seniors) in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethlehem Sex Ratio

Female

2,067

48.90%

Male

2,160

51.10%

Bethlehem Population by Age

Bethlehem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethlehem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female52.9%47.1%
Male63.6%36.4%
Non Family78%22%
All83.1%16.9%
Married92.6%7.4%

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethlehem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9002.2283.1
Married1,0902.6292.6
Non Family5081.0678
Female1703.1852.9
Male1322.1863.6

2.64

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Bethlehem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade982.97%
9th to 12th Grade34710.52%
High School Graduate75122.77%
Some College49515.01%
Associates Degree55116.71%
Bachelors Degree73822.38%
Graduate Degree3189.64%
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Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,2222,777999
Asian424242
Hispanic191915
2+ Races1515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,930$56,114$34,923
Less Than 9th Grade$26,875$$
High School Graduate$32,632$43,155$24,188
Some College$43,315$53,750$38,520
Bachelors Degree$60,882$72,760$38,828
Graduate Degree$56,103$$55,368

$43,930

Average Earnings

$56,114

Average Male

$34,923

Average Female

Bethlehem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethlehem Language by Age

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Bethlehem Language

97.73% of Bethlehem residents speak only English, while 2.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.33% of the population.

Bethlehem Language

Bethlehem Poverty by Race

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10.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.07%

Male Poverty Rate

12.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethlehem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem is White, with 11.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem is White, with 11.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.25%.

Bethlehem Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.79%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%
Some College6.60%
High School5.86%

Bethlehem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed7.12%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Bethlehem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethlehem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,044$91,807
Families$85,260$105,906
Married Families$91,000-
Non Families$39,375$52,831
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Income by Household Type

Bethlehem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.6%

Male Marriage Rate

59.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethlehem Married by Age and Sex

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Bethlehem 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 35-44.

Bethlehem Marital Status by Race

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Bethlehem Marital Status

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329

Number of Veterans

312

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam111
Korea71
First Gulf War49
Second Gulf War22
World War II13

Bethlehem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+119
55 to 6492
65 to 7469
35 to 5449
18 to 34

Bethlehem Veterans by Age

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Bethlehem Veterans by Race

Bethlehem Veterans by Education

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4.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethlehem Veterans by Education

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60%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bethlehem Employment by Age

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Bethlehem Employment by Race

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Bethlehem Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.06%

Born in Bethlehem

97.66%

Native Born

2.34%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

1.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.66% of Bethlehem residents were born in the United States, with 69.06% having been born in North Carolina. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bethlehem Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,2270.00%
20204,2270.00%
20194,2271754.32%
20184,052-540-11.76%
20174,592-369-7.44%
20164,9613417.38%
20154,6201272.83%
20144,493-254-5.35%
20134,747641.37%
20124,6834129.65%
20114,271571.35%
20104,2140.00%

Bethlehem Population by Year