Bethel, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethel, Washington - Basic Facts

The Bethel Census Designated Place had a population of 3,698 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel is located at latitude 47.4874 and longitude -122.6176 in Kitsap County. 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. Kitsap County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 315 feet.

The Bethel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584946) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2015.

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Bethel, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,698
Population in Households 3,693
Population in Familes 3,119
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,117
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,403
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,034
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,135 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $267,570
Average Home Value $280,132


Median Household Income $79,040
Average Household Income $84,812
Per Capita Income $32,056
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% 0.02%
Households 0.18% 0.16%
Families 0.07% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 227 64th
Population Density1 # 266 58th
Diversity Index2 # 271 57th
Median Household Income # 117 82nd
Per Capita Income # 178 72nd

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