Bethel County, Alaska Population 2022

Bethel County, Alaska's estimated population is 18,887 with a growth rate of 0.89% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bethel County, Alaska is the 7th largest county in Alaska. The 2010 Population was 17,084 and has seen a growth of 10.55% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19605,5370.00%
19707,5792,04236.88%
198010,9993,42045.12%
199013,6562,65724.16%
201017,0843,42825.10%
201117,4193351.96%
201217,6562371.36%
201317,8521961.11%
201417,936840.47%
201517,955190.11%
201618,022670.37%
201718,090680.38%
201818,2191290.71%
201918,3861670.92%
202018,5531670.91%
202118,7201670.90%
202218,8871670.89%
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Bethel County, Alaska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,87510.27%
Black or African American1450.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native15,19483.20%
Asian2121.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander450.25%
Some Other Race490.27%
Two or More Races7434.07%
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Bethel County, Alaska Population by Race

Bethel County, Alaska Population Pyramid 2022

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Bethel County, Alaska Median Age

28.1


Total

27.7


Male

28.6


Female

Bethel County, Alaska Adults

There are 11,755 adults, (1,349 of whom are seniors) in Bethel County, Alaska.

Bethel County, Alaska Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethel County, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

8,802

48.20%

Male

9,461

51.80%

Bethel County, Alaska Population by Age

Bethel County, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethel County, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.8%33.2%
Female57.9%42.1%
All55.8%44.2%
Male51.3%48.7%
Non Family36.9%63.1%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethel County, Alaska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4993.8355.8
Married1,9884.9866.8
Male4914.3151.3
Female8774.2157.9
Non Family1,1431.3436.9

4.5

Average Family Size

3.83

Average Household Size

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Bethel County, Alaska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6386.48%
9th to 12th Grade99010.06%
High School Graduate4,78948.66%
Some College1,80718.36%
Associates Degree5025.10%
Bachelors Degree5595.68%
Graduate Degree5565.65%
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Bethel County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethel County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black13812767
White1,3561,354658
2+ Races35533889
Asian17317226
Hispanic1371318
Native American7,7206,123275
Islander3131
Other Race2020

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 black people with a rate of 48.55%.

Bethel County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,737$30,278$33,453
Less Than 9th Grade$4,812$7,434$4,050
High School Graduate$25,825$21,708$31,133
Some College$35,071$35,204$34,878
Bachelors Degree$62,679$66,923$55,795
Graduate Degree$92,313$106,875$85,815

$31,737

Average Earnings

$30,278

Average Male

$33,453

Average Female

Bethel County, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethel County, Alaska Language by Age

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Bethel County, Alaska Language

38.71% of Bethel County, Alaska residents speak only English, while 61.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 57.35% of the population.

Bethel County, Alaska Language

Bethel County, Alaska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native14,9414,86632.57%
Multiple70014821.14%
Asian2034120.20%
Hispanic3446117.73%
Black131118.40%
White1,658452.71%
OtherNaN%

28.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.66%

Male Poverty Rate

28.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethel County, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethel County, Alaska is Native, with 32.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethel County, Alaska is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.99%.

Bethel County, Alaska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.39%
High School27.72%
Some College16.48%
Bachelors or Greater2.61%

Bethel County, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.08%
Male Unemployed46.63%
Female Employed11.99%
Female Unemployed59.29%

Bethel County, Alaska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethel County, Alaska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,400$72,996
Families$55,324$73,837
Married Families$68,167$87,913
Non Families$38,792$62,594
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Income by Household Type

Bethel County, Alaska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.7%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethel County, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

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Bethel County, 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 County, Alaska Marital Status by Race

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Bethel County, Alaska Marital Status

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710

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War224
First Gulf War251
Vietnam237
Korea7
World War II2

Bethel County, Alaska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3492
35 to 54221
55 to 64168
65 to 74184
75+45

Bethel County, Alaska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19913.46%
Black42.88%
Native American4835.15%
2+ Races245.08%

Bethel County, Alaska Veterans by Race

Bethel County, Alaska Veterans by Education

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19.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethel County, Alaska Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

17.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bethel County, Alaska Employment by Age

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Bethel County, Alaska Employment by Race

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Bethel County, 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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87.99%

Born in Bethel County, Alaska

97.86%

Native Born

2.14%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.86% of Bethel County, Alaska residents were born in the United States, with 87.99% having been born in Alaska. 0.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bethel County, 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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