Bethany, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 86 (85% urban, 15% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 44  (52.0%)
Females: 42  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

28.7 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 46151

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,525 (it was $22,344 in 2000)
Bethany:

$28,525
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,597 (it was $16,967 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,955 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Bethany:

$92,955
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $119,412; detached houses: $118,374

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,293.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bethany: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 38.5%
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  • Races in Bethany, IN (2010)
    • 7693.8%White alone
    • 33.7%Two or more races
    • 11.2%American Indian alone
    • 11.2%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (34.9%), German (23.3%), English (4.7%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 648 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 1,037 people per square mile   (low).

Bethany, Indiana map

1 resident is foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $376 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $412 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Indianapolis, IN (21.6 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (173.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brooklyn, IN (0.8 miles ),
Mooresville, IN (2.3 miles ),
Monrovia, IN (2.5 miles ),
Martinsville, IN (2.8 miles ),
Painted Hills, IN (3.1 miles ),
Bargersville, IN (3.4 miles ),
Plainfield, IN (3.4 miles ),
Morgantown, IN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 39.53 N, Longitude: 86.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 317

Distribution of median household income in Bethany, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bethany, IN in 2017

Bethany satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Indiana:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+2.2%).

Average climate in Bethany, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bethany, Indiana average temperatures Bethany, Indiana average precipitation Bethany, Indiana humidity Bethany, Indiana wind speed Bethany, Indiana snowfall Bethany, Indiana sunshine Bethany, Indiana clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.6. This is worse than average.

City:

92.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.394. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.394
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.180. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.180
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0236. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0236
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Bethany-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 116% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/14/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Bethany town center injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1998, a category F4 tornado 28.4 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethany-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from Bethany center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from Bethany center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from Bethany center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.7 miles away from Bethany center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 112.9 miles away from Bethany center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Morgan County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethany topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethany:

  • FRANCISCAN ST FRANCIS HEALTH - MOORESVILLE Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; MOORESVILLE, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MOORESVILLE, IN)
  • CORNERSTONE HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MOORESVILLE, IN)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH MORGAN HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, IN)
  • MORGAN COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TCU (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, IN)
  • GRANDVIEW LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, IN)
  • GRANDVIEW CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, IN)

Amtrak station near Bethany:

  • 20 miles: INDIANAPOLIS (350 S. ILLINOIS ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethany:

  • University of Indianapolis (about 18 miles; Indianapolis, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,625)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (about 20 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 22,751)
  • American College of Education (about 21 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,718)
  • Harrison College-Indianapolis (about 21 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,244)
  • Marian University (about 22 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (about 23 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 71,493)
  • Butler University (about 24 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,388)

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Morgan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Bethany:

Marital status in Bethany, IN
  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 20.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bethany:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Indiana average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethany, IN (based on Morgan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,77272
Mainline Protestant5,45825
Catholic3,0032
Other6023
None44,059-
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: 8
Morgan County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Morgan County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Here:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Morgan County:

8.9%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

29.2%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Morgan County:

13.7%
State:

14.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$150
Financial Administration 0$0 2$800
Totals for Government 0$0 5$950

7.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marion County, IN  2.72% ($43,955 average AGI)
from Hendricks County, IN  1.08% ($50,512)
from Johnson County, IN  0.78% ($57,681)


7.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marion County, IN  2.19% ($35,901 average AGI)
to Hendricks County, IN  1.06% ($51,880)
to Johnson County, IN  0.81% ($54,371)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethany:

  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTLC (1310 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: RADIO ONE OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WXLW (950 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WNTS (1590 AM; 5 kW; BEECH GROVE, IN; Owner: S + M BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXNT (1430 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: MYSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGCL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC,)
  • WBRI (1500 AM; daytime; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WMCB (1540 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MARTINSVILLE, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethany:

  • WCBK-FM (102.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTTS (92.3 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WENS (97.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNOU (93.1 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZPL (99.5 FM; GREENFIELD, IN; Owner: MYSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFMS (95.5 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: WFMS LICO, INC)
  • WYXB (105.7 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHHH (96.3 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: RADIO ONE OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WIJY (95.9 FM; FRANKLIN, IN; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WFBQ (94.7 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVNI (95.1 FM; NASHVILLE, IN; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRZX (103.3 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEDJ (107.1 FM; DANVILLE, IN; Owner: CONTINENTAL BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WTPI (107.9 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: MYSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHCC (105.1 FM; ELLETTSVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WFIU (103.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WRDZ-FM (98.3 FM; PLAINFIELD, IN; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSPM (89.1 FM; CLOVERDALE, IN; Owner: HOOSIER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTLC-FM (106.7 FM; GREENWOOD, IN; Owner: RADIO ONE OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WGLD (104.5 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: INDY LICO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Bethany:

  • WTTV (Channel 4; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCLJ (Channel 42; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WIPX (Channel 63; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: PAXSON INDIANAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTIU (Channel 30; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WREP-LP (Channel 15; MARTINSVILLE, IN; Owner: METROPOLITAN SCH. DIST. MARTINSVILLE)
  • WKOG-LP (Channel 31; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: KINGDOM OF GOD MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDNI-LP (Channel 65; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: RADIO ONE OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WIPX-LP (Channel 51; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXIN (Channel 59; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WISH-TV (Channel 8; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHMB-TV (Channel 40; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRTV (Channel 6; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTHR (Channel 13; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: VIDEOINDIANA, INC.)
  • WBXI-CA (Channel 47; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WFYI (Channel 20; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: METROPOLITAN INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTBU-TV (Channel 69; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: BUTLER UNIVERSITY)
  • WALV-CA (Channel 50; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: VIDEOHIO, INC..)
  • WIIH-CA (Channel 11; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 27.3mTotal length
  • $396,000Total costs
  • 15,786Total average daily traffic
  • 1,314Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,711Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$69,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5105.00

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bethany, IN
  • 76.0%Utility gas
  • 12.0%Electricity
  • 12.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bethany, IN
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.0%Electricity


Bethany compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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