Bethlehem, West Virginia Population 2024

2,512

Bethlehem is a city located in Brooke County, Marshall County, and Ohio County West Virginia. Bethlehem has a 2024 population of 2,512. Bethlehem is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -3.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,602 in 2020.

The average household income in Bethlehem is $93,506 with a poverty rate of 6.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bethlehem is 42.3 years, 40.5 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Bethlehem Demographics

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

  • White: 96.82%
  • Black or African American: 2.02%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Other race: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
708.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.46% (-90)
The current population of Bethlehem, West Virginia is 2,512 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,602.

Bethlehem, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,49596.82%
Black or African American522.02%
Two or more races180.7%
Other race120.47%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bethlehem Population by Race

Bethlehem Population Pyramid 2024

Bethlehem Median Age

42.3

Total

40.5

Male

46.3

Female

Bethlehem Adults

There are 1,949 adults, (567 of whom are seniors) in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Age Dependency

86.5

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethlehem Sex Ratio

Female1,30350.56%
Male1,27449.44%

Bethlehem Population by Age

Bethlehem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0612.438614
Married6712.9292.57.5
Non Family2951.137822
Female782.4456.443.6
Male175.531000

2.92

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

86.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bethlehem Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade40.21%
Associates Degree20110.79%
Bachelors Degree46024.7%
Graduate Degree38620.73%
High School Graduate46124.76%
Less Than 9th Grade130.7%
Some College33718.1%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,8021,785828
Black30308
2+ Races181810
Other Race12120
Hispanic12120

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 55.56%.

Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,750$74,779$40,313
Graduate Degree$63,995$64,292$63,438
High School Graduate$28,482$46,458$23,571
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$53,274$65,000$43,125
Some College$44,417$64,063$40,326

$53,274

Average Earnings

$65,000

Average Male

$43,125

Average Female

Bethlehem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethlehem Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bethlehem Language

96.24% of Bethlehem residents speak only English, while 3.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Bethlehem Language

Bethlehem Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,4951626.49%

6.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.2%

Male Poverty Rate

6.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethlehem

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem is White, with 6.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem is White, with 6.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.91%.

Bethlehem Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Some College10.97%
High School7.81%
Bachelors or Greater2.36%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Bethlehem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.41%
Male Employed3.25%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Bethlehem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethlehem Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$101,719$108,137
Households$85,150$93,506
Married Families$104,609$-999,999,999
Non Families$51,042$53,972

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethlehem Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

64.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethlehem Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bethlehem Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

142

Number of Veterans

138

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam53
First Gulf War50
Korea12
Second Gulf War10
World War II5

Bethlehem Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5443
75+36
65 to 7434
55 to 6429
18 to 340

Bethlehem Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1387.31%
2+ Races422.22%

Bethlehem Veterans by Race

Bethlehem Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethlehem Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Bethlehem Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bethlehem Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bethlehem 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

66.01%

Born in Bethlehem

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.68% of Bethlehem residents were born in the United States, with 66.01% having been born in West Virginia. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bethlehem Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,399-23-0.95%
20282,422-22-0.9%
20272,444-23-0.93%
20262,467-22-0.88%
20252,489-23-0.92%
20242,512-22-0.87%
20232,534-23-0.9%
20222,557-28-1.08%
20212,585-17-0.65%
20202,60227611.87%
20192,326-12-0.51%
20182,338-14-0.6%
20172,352-35-1.47%
20162,387-25-1.04%
20152,412-14-0.58%
20142,426-26-1.06%
20132,452-15-0.61%
20122,467-13-0.52%
20112,480-13-0.52%
20102,49300%

Bethlehem Population by Year