Bethel, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethel, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethel had a population of 1,702 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,702
Daytime Population: Workers 383
Daytime Population: Residents 1,048
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,431
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,699
Population in Familes 1,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,610
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $40,389
Average Household Income $51,368
Per Capita Income $21,395


Total Housing Units 797 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 442 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 257 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $86,715
Average Home Value $107,670


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 445
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 1.06% 0.95%
Households 1.05% 0.93%
Families 0.93% 0.88%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 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 # 349 53rd
Population Density # 70 91st
Diversity Index # 243 67th
Median Household Income # 397 46th
Per Capita Income # 440 41st

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