Bethel, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethel, Washington - Basic Facts

The Bethel Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kitsap County at latitude 47.4874 and longitude -122.6176. Kitsap County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 315 feet.

The formal official name is the Bethel Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bethel, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Bethel indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Bethel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Bethel, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,732
Population in Households 3,726
Population in Familes 3,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,128
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,410
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,037
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,146 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $258,848
Average Home Value $273,451


Median Household Income $72,301
Average Household Income $85,377
Per Capita Income $32,130
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.12% 0.22%
Households 0.34% 0.35%
Families 0.16% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 225 64th
Population Density1 # 265 58th
Diversity Index2 # 266 58th
Median Household Income # 147 77th
Per Capita Income # 161 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.