Bethel, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethel, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethel had a population of 1,760 as of July 1, 2016. Bethel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel is located at latitude 35.8072 and longitude -77.3761 in Pitt County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bethel (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Town of Bethel (GNIS ID: 2405253) 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 Bethel is located within Township of Bethel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pitt 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,760
Population in Households 1,756
Population in Familes 1,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,665
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 717
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 457
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 465 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $84,507
Average Home Value $103,448


Median Household Income $39,082
Average Household Income $49,439
Per Capita Income $20,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.77% 1.45%
Households 1.63% 1.36%
Families 1.52% 1.32%
Median Household Income   -0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

Bethel, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel 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 # 341 54th
Population Density1 # 60 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 238 68th
Median Household Income # 397 46th
Per Capita Income # 450 39th

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