Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population 2020

Bethel Census Area, Alaska's estimated population is 18,553 with a growth rate of 0.91% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bethel Census Area, Alaska is the 7th largest county in Alaska. The 2010 Population was 17,084 and has seen a growth of 8.60% since this time.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202018,5531670.91%
201918,3861670.92%
201818,2191290.71%
201718,090680.38%
201618,022670.37%
201517,955190.11%
201417,936840.47%
201317,8521961.11%
201217,6562371.36%
201117,4193351.96%
201017,0843,42825.10%
199013,6562,65724.16%
198010,9993,42045.12%
19707,5792,04236.88%
19605,5370.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.91%
County Website
State
County Seat
2010 Population
17084
Growth (since 2010)
8.60%
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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native15,07583.13%
White2,02211.15%
Two or More Races6233.44%
Asian1951.08%
Black or African American1350.74%
Some Other Race450.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander390.22%
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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population by Race

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population Pyramid 2020

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Median Age

27.3


Total

27.7


Male

26.8


Female

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Adults

There are 11,740 adults, (1,301 of whom are seniors) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Age Dependency

73.7

Age Dependency Ratio

12.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

8,657

47.74%

Male

9,477

52.26%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Population by Age

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.3%31.7%
All58.2%41.8%
Female57.6%42.4%
Male52.1%47.9%
Non Family43.1%56.9%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4893.8358.2
Married1,9794.968.3
Non Family1,0741.4343.1
Female8834.0757.6
Male5534.2452.1

4.35

Average Family Size

3.83

Average Household Size

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7067.20%
9th to 12th Grade1,16511.89%
High School Graduate4,55046.42%
Some College1,76418.00%
Associates Degree4524.61%
Bachelors Degree7317.46%
Graduate Degree4334.42%
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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American7,6595,902271
White1,3811,343743
Multiple Races32430771
Hispanic203157
Asian15915137
Black12711640
Islander28282
Other Race2323

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 53.80%.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,023$30,221$29,271
Less Than High School$8,291$9,545$7,171
High School Grad$19,743$21,558$17,571
Some College$31,893$31,795$31,978
Bachelors Degree$70,625$73,942$68,906
Graduate Degree$88,854$95,583$85,500

$30,023

Average Earnings

$30,221

Average Male

$29,271

Average Female

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language by Age

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language

37.28% of Bethel Census Area, Alaska residents speak only English, while 62.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 58.97% of the population.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Language

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native14,7484,68831.79%
Multiple59515726.39%
Hispanic38112532.81%
Asian1854926.49%
White1,713352.04%
Black121119.09%

28.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.03%

Male Poverty Rate

28.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska is Hispanic, with 32.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel Census Area, Alaska is White, with 2.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.56%.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.24%
High School28.95%
Some College15.43%
Bachelors or Greater2.42%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.55%
Male Unemployed46.97%
Female Employed15.02%
Male Employed13.85%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,553$70,804
Families$53,985$68,868
Married Families$66,492$83,574
Non Families$36,667$65,862
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Income by Household Type

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status by Race

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Marital Status

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631

Number of Veterans

599

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam228
First Gulf War190
Second Gulf War140
Korea8
World War II5

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54215
55 to 64154
65 to 74152
18 to 3463
75+47

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Indian4695.00%
White1298.29%
2 or More174.09%
Black1612.50%
Hispanic31.11%

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Race

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Education

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17.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

18.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Employment by Age

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Employment by Race

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska 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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88.10%

Born in Alaska

97.71%

Native Born

2.29%

Foreign Born

1.22%

Non Citizen

1.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.71% of Bethel Census Area, Alaska residents were born in the United States, with 88.10% having been born in Alaska. 1.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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