Bethania, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 342 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 167  (48.9%)
Females: 175  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  53.1 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 27040, 27106.

Bethania Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,145 (it was $51,875 in 2000)
Bethania:

$58,145
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,458 (it was $25,702 in 2000)

Bethania town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $154,719 (it was $128,800 in 2000)
Bethania:

$154,719
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $239,990; Detached houses: $245,261

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,012.

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  • Races in Bethania, NC (2010)

    Bethania races chart
    • 28286.0%White alone
    • 278.2%Black alone
    • 113.4%Hispanic
    • 82.4%Two or more races

Races in Bethania detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bethania: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (23.6%), German (22.1%), English (7.7%), American (5.3%), Irish (4.8%), Scottish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1995

Elevation: 817 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 473 people per square mile   (low).

Bethania,NC real estate house value index trend

Bethania, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Bethania:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethania town:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

13 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe, 1.7% Asia, 1.4% Latin America).

This town:

3.6%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,333 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,541 (1.0%)

Bethania satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (7.0 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (29.7 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (386.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Tobaccoville, NC (1.9 miles ), Rural Hall, NC (2.0 miles ), King, NC (2.5 miles ), Winston-Salem, NC (2.6 miles ), Lewisville, NC (2.7 miles ), Germanton, NC (2.8 miles ), Walkertown, NC (3.1 miles ), East Bend, NC (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 36.18 N, Longitude: 80.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 336

Bethania household income distribution Bethania home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +132 (+59.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Bethania: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bethania, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bethania-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Bethania town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F3 tornado 7.5 miles away from the town center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethania-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 243.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 201.1 miles away from Bethania center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 112.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 113.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from Bethania center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Forsyth County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethania topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethania:

  • NORTHSIDE DIALYSIS CENTER OF WAKE FOREST UNIVERISITY (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; WINSTON SALEM, NC)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND RETIREMENT (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • THE ARCHES-HORIZONS RESIDENTIAL CARE CENTER (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WINSTON SALEM, NC)
  • KNOLLWOOD HALL (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS NSG AND REHAB CTR OF SPRINGWOOD (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • SALEMTOWNE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WINSTON SALEM, NC)
  • BROOKRIDGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)

Amtrak station near Bethania:

  • 9 miles: WINSTON-SALEM (127 S. CHERRY ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethania:

  • Wake Forest University (about 5 miles; Winston Salem, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,407)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 9 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 7,190)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 10 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)
  • Davidson County Community College (about 24 miles; Thomasville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • High Point University (about 25 miles; High Point, NC; FT enrollment: 4,240)
  • Surry Community College (about 26 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Guilford College (about 26 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,211)

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Forsyth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 73.9. This is about average.

City:

73.9
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 5.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.97
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.276. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.276
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 4.5%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
North Carolina average:

12.0

Bethania travel time to work - commute Bethania mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bethania town (based on Forsyth County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant100,426244
Mainline Protestant59,405136
Catholic15,1846
Black Protestant8,60328
Other6,04521
Orthodox1,2202
None160,806-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 69
Forsyth County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
Forsyth County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 158
Forsyth County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 286
Here:

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Forsyth County:

24.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bethania:

49.5%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bethania:

46.7%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.5
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bethania:

22.6%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.0%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

55.5%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Bethania:

78.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethania, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$135
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,386
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$2,160
Totals for Government 0$0 3$3,681

Bethania government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $146,000 ($426.90)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($81.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($52.63)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($17.54)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($14.62)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($8.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($5.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $142,000 ($415.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($46.78)

Bethania government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $146,000 ($426.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $12,000 ($35.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($32.16)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($14.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($26.32)
    General Support: $7,000 ($20.47)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($131.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($64.33)
    NEC: $3,000 ($8.77)

Bethania government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $165,000 ($482.46)

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($323 average AGI)
Forsyth County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Guilford County, NC  0.74% ($38,035 average AGI)
from Davidson County, NC  0.41% ($30,168)
from Stokes County, NC  0.31% ($29,172)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($252 average AGI)
Forsyth County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Guilford County, NC  0.71% ($34,187 average AGI)
to Davidson County, NC  0.42% ($38,254)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.28% ($41,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethania:

  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTOB (1380 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WAAA (980 AM; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: MEDIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPIP (880 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: BEREAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WKTE (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; KING, NC; Owner: BOOTH-NEWSOM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBFJ (1550 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WORD OF LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WPOL (1340 AM; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethania:

  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WBFJ-FM (89.3 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WSNC (90.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXRI (91.3 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bethania:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WUNL-TV (Channel 26; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 11,400Total average daily traffic
  • 798Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,800Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bethania)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CAR1715, 5121 N Causeway Dr (Lat: 36.173611 Lon: -80.343333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQHD816
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/09/2007, Expiration Date: 07/09/2017, Cancellation Date: 12/09/2008, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr.Registrant: Fibertower Corporation, 1667 K Street Nw, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Fax: (202) 315-3415, Email:

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bethania and their reported violations in the past:

LONG CREEK CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-16-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Bethania

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethania, NC

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Bethania compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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