Bethel, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bethel, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Bethel Census Designated Place had a population of 521 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethel: Bethal, Millersburg.

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Bethel, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 521
Population in Households 521
Population in Familes 447
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 602
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $61,164
Average Household Income $80,169
Per Capita Income $28,454


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $195,513
Average Home Value $252,329


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.52% 0.46%
Households 0.49% 0.39%
Families 1.94% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

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, 2018 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 # 1299 26th
Population Density # 1324 25th
Diversity Index # 445 75th
Median Household Income # 455 74th
Per Capita Income # 696 60th

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