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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Municipality of Bethel Park had a population of 32,398 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel Park is located at latitude 40.3276 and longitude -80.0395 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Municipality of Bethel Park 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.


Bethel Park, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 32,398 (100%)
Population in Households 32,181 (99.3%)
Population in Families 26,651 (82.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 217 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 2,776
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $81,873
Average Household Income $103,127
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $44,219
Wealth Index5 136


Total HU (Housing Units) 14,640 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,724 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,163 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 753 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $189,393
Average Home Value $210,525
Housing Affordability Index3 191


Total Households 13,887
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 9,253
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.03% -0.05%
Households 0.16% 0.02%
Families 0.08% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
Owner Occupied HU   0.01%


Bethel Park, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel Park to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density # 479 73rd
Median Household Income # 184 90th
Housing Affordability Index # 730 41st
Per Capita Income # 133 93rd
Diversity Index # 910 49th

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