Bethel, VT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethel, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Bethel Census Designated Place had a population of 571 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel is located at latitude 43.8243 and longitude -72.6382 in Windsor County. The formal boundaries for the Bethel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Windsor County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Bethel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586620) 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.

The Bethel Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bethel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Windsor 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, 2016.

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Bethel, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 571
Population in Households 571
Population in Familes 429
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 358
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $208,088
Average Home Value $229,744


Median Household Income $51,192
Average Household Income $59,251
Per Capita Income $26,533
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.07%
Households 0.36% 0.15%
Families 1.99% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 69 43rd
Population Density1 # 83 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 68 43rd
Median Household Income # 41 67th
Per Capita Income # 53 57th

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