Bethlehem is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Bethlehem Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Alexander County at latitude 35.8257 and longitude -81.307. Alexander County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,129 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Bethlehem Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 7.63 sq. miles and a water area of 1.26 sq. miles.Photos of the local Bethlehem, NC area
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|Population in Households||4,456|
|Population in Familes||3,852|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.4|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||2,066 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,584 (76.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||270 (13.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||212 (10.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$163,651|
|Average Home Value||$205,556|
|Median Household Income||$54,025|
|Average Household Income||$72,617|
|Per Capita Income||$30,228|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.91%|
|Per Capita Income||2.4%|
The table below compares Bethlehem to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 168||77th|
|Population Density1||# 412||44th|
|Diversity Index2||# 702||5th|
|Median Household Income||# 112||85th|
|Per Capita Income||# 91||88th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.