Bethany, Indiana

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Population in 2014: 81 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.8%
 
Males: 42  (52.1%)
Females: 39  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  31.2 years
Indiana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 46151

Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,723 (it was $22,344 in 2000)
Bethany:

$43,723
IN:

$50,532

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $19,610 (it was $16,967 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $81,889 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Bethany:

$81,889
IN:

$131,000

Median gross rent in 2015: $1,384.

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    • 7693.8%White alone
    • 33.7%Two or more races
    • 11.2%American Indian alone
    • 11.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bethany: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.2%), American (21.3%), Italian (10.6%), English (4.3%), Dutch (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 648 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 977 people per square mile   (low).

Bethany, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Bethany:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethany town:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

2 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe).

This town:

2.1%
Indiana:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bethany town:  0.8% ($500)
Indiana:  0.9% ($868)

Bethany satellite photo by USGS

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

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

3.8%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+2.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (36%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (41%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (23%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Bethany, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 97.0. This is worse than average.

City:

97.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.472. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.472
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.39. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.39
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

9.4

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.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 35.9%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Indiana average:

10.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethany town (based on Morgan County data)

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.
Indiana:

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

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

29.2%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$800
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$150
Totals for Government 0$0 5$950

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($135.80)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($123.46)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($98.77)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($37.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($111.11)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,000 ($135.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($37.04)
    Highways: $2,000 ($24.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($135.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($37.04)
    General Support: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($37.04)

Bethany government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $18,000 ($222.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $17,000 ($209.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($12.35)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($111.11)

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, IN  2.32% ($36,880 average AGI)
from Hendricks County, IN  0.82% ($40,936)
from Johnson County, IN  0.75% ($40,776)


6.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,708 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IN  2.20% ($30,636 average AGI)
to Hendricks County, IN  0.84% ($35,796)
to Johnson County, IN  0.70% ($36,840)

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)
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (22%)

Bethany compared to Indiana 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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