Bethel, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethel, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Bethel Census Designated Place had a population of 522 as of July 1, 2017. Bethel ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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 40.4753 and longitude -76.2896 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Bethel Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethel: Bethal, Millersburg.

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Bethel, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 522
Daytime Population: Workers 362
Daytime Population: Residents 266
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 628
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 522
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 603
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $58,862
Average Household Income $73,561
Per Capita Income $26,060


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $193,243
Average Home Value $235,759


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.62% 0.57%
Households 0.56% 0.59%
Families 2.31% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Bethel, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1298 26th
Population Density # 1325 25th
Diversity Index # 480 73rd
Median Household Income # 491 72nd
Per Capita Income # 884 50th

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