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Bethania, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethania had a population of 357 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bethania is located at latitude 36.1797 and longitude -80.3349 in Forsyth County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bethania (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Forsyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 817 feet.

The Town of Bethania (GNIS ID: 2405252) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Bethania is located within Township of Old Town, a minor civil division (MCD) of Forsyth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethania population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethania: Bethinia, New Town.

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Bethania, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 357
Population in Households 357
Population in Familes 305
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 526
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $165,179
Average Home Value $177,641


Median Household Income $51,781
Average Household Income $67,308
Per Capita Income $26,267
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 1.31%
Households 1.3% 1.16%
Families 2.72% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bethania, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethania to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 620 16th
Population Density1 # 440 41st
Diversity Index2 # 278 63rd
Median Household Income # 170 77th
Per Capita Income # 212 71st

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