Bethlehem, North Carolina Population 2020

4,052

Bethlehem is a city located in North Carolina. Bethlehem has a 2020 population of 4,052. Bethlehem is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -3.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,214 in 2010. Bethlehem reached it's highest population of 4,961 in 2016.

The average household income in Bethlehem is $77,212 with a poverty rate of 14.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $664 per month, and the median house value is $199,200. The median age in Bethlehem is 48.3 years, 48.5 years for males, and 48.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males.

Bethlehem Demographics

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

  • White: 97.80%
  • Black or African American: 2.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Bethlehem, North Carolina is 4,052, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,052.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,214.

Bethlehem, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,96397.80%
Black or African American892.20%

Bethlehem Population Pyramid 2020

Bethlehem Median Age

48.3


Total

48.5


Male

48.3


Female

Bethlehem Adults

There are 3,435 adults, (959 of whom are seniors) in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethlehem Sex Ratio

Female

2,115

52.20%

Male

1,937

47.80%

Bethlehem Households and Families

Bethlehem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bethlehem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.3%6.7%
All85.5%14.5%
Non Family84.1%15.9%
Female62%38%
Male33.7%66.3%

85.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7712.2985.5
Married1,0852.6493.3
Non Family4601.1684.1
Female1373.0362
Male892.6333.7

2.67

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

1.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bethlehem Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1273.94%
9th to 12th Grade3069.49%
High School Graduate67921.06%
Some College54016.75%
Associates Degree44613.83%
Bachelors Degree81625.31%
Graduate Degree3109.62%

Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,1322,6991,107
Black6969
Hispanic232319

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 82.61%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,861$42,721$33,730
Less Than High School$25,863$25,774$
High School Grad$42,849$44,504$24,853
Some College$33,621$37,188$26,530
Bachelors Degree$51,250$57,212$41,458
Graduate Degree$54,205$$54,470

$36,861

Average Earnings

$42,721

Average Male

$33,730

Average Female

Bethlehem Language

Bethlehem Language by Age

Bethlehem Language

99.67% of Bethlehem residents speak only English, while 0.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.33% of the population.

Bethlehem Poverty

Bethlehem Poverty by Race

14.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.00%

Male Poverty Rate

17.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethlehem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem is White, with 15.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem is White, with 15.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.03%
Bachelors or Greater10.92%
Some College9.84%
High School9.13%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed8.27%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Bethlehem Income

Bethlehem Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,792$77,212
Families$79,760$85,653
Married Families$86,270-
Non Families$36,176$52,784

Bethlehem Marital Status

Bethlehem Marital Status

Marriage Rates

60.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethlehem Married by Age and Sex

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

Bethlehem Veterans

322

Number of Veterans

322

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam123
Korea83
First Gulf War18
World War II14
Second Gulf War7
Age Group Veterans
75+138
55 to 64105
65 to 7461
35 to 5418
18 to 34

$Bethlehem Veterans by Education

10.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethlehem Employment Status

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Bethlehem 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

71.30%

Born in North Carolina

98.59%

Native Born

1.41%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.59% of Bethlehem residents were born in the United States, with 71.30% having been born in North Carolina. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,0520.00%
20194,0520.00%
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%