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Bethel, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Bethel Census Designated Place had a population of 551 as of July 1, 2019. Bethel ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel is located at latitude 40.4745 and longitude -76.2913 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Bethel Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The Bethel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631249) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bethel Census Designated Place is located within Township of Bethel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berks County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethel: Bethal, Millersburg.

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Bethel, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bethel, PA Housing Affordability Index is 160
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Bethel, PA Wealth Index is 104
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 551 (100%)
Population in Households 551 (100.0%)
Population in Families 474 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 548
Diversity Index2 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,349
Average Household Income $84,580
Per Capita Income $29,867
Wealth Index4 104

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $220,556
Housing Affordability Index3 160
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.67% 0.54%
Households 0.64% 0.56%
Families 1.8% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Bethel, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1268 28th
Population Density # 1361 23rd
Diversity Index # 425 76th
Median Household Income # 440 75th
Per Capita Income # 665 62nd

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