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Bethel, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethel had a population of 212 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.5707 and longitude -75.6194 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bethel 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.


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Bethel, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bethel, DE Housing Affordability Index is 143
State of Delaware Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bethel, DE Wealth Index is 58
State of Delaware Wealth Index is 110
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 212
Population in Households 212
Population in Familes 175
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 530
Diversity Index1 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,439
Average Household Income $64,582
Per Capita Income $25,389
Wealth Index3 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $212,500
Housing Affordability Index2 143
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 94
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 67
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.35% 1.38%
Households 2.32% 1.25%
Families 2.16% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2019 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 # 72 9th
Population Density # 75 4th
Diversity Index # 46 42nd
Median Household Income # 53 32nd
Per Capita Income # 60 23rd

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