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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Municipality of Bethel Park had a population of 32,030 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel Park is located at latitude 40.3239 and longitude -80.0364 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Municipality of Bethel Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The Municipality of Bethel Park (GNIS ID: 1214770) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethel Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bethel Park, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,030
Population in Households 31,802
Population in Familes 26,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density1 2,745
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 13,649
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 9,098
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,652 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,997 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 802 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $163,775
Average Home Value $180,339


Median Household Income $67,175
Average Household Income $84,663
Per Capita Income $36,234
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.03%
Households -0.01% 0.04%
Families -0.14% -0.03%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bethel Park, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel Park to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 99th
Population Density1 # 490 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 886 50th
Median Household Income # 234 87th
Per Capita Income # 163 91st

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