Bethel, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethel, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethel had a population of 188 as of July 1, 2017. Bethel ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel is located at latitude 38.5706 and longitude -75.6194 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bethel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Bethel (GNIS ID: 2390727) 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.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bethel is located within Laurel-Delmar Division of Sussex 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, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 188
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 98
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 188
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 470
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $45,493
Average Household Income $60,474
Per Capita Income $23,317


Total Housing Units 105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $212,500
Average Home Value $248,016


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 60
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 1.32% 1.25%
Households 1.39% 1.16%
Families 1.21% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Bethel, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware 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 # 73 6th
Population Density # 74 5th
Diversity Index # 47 40th
Median Household Income # 68 13th
Per Capita Income # 60 23rd

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