Bethany, Oregon

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Population in 2010: 20,646.
Males: 10,217  (49.5%)
Females: 10,429  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97231.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $80,946
Bethany:

$80,946
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,361

Bethany CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $394,000
Bethany:

$394,000
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $548,549; detached houses: $567,663; townhouses or other attached units: $381,872; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $249,817

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,778.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bethany: 103.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.3%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.0% for other race residents, 24.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bethany, OR (2010)
    • 11,87257.5%White alone
    • 6,53531.7%Asian alone
    • 1,0485.1%Hispanic
    • 7153.5%Two or more races
    • 3521.7%Black alone
    • 490.2%American Indian alone
    • 340.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 410.2%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: German (5.9%), English (3.9%), American (3.0%), Irish (2.7%), European (2.6%), Norwegian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

7,744 residents are foreign born

This place:

32.5%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,139 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,178 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Somerset West-Rock Creek, OR (1.3 miles , pop. 53,691).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (11.2 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (828.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Rockcreek, OR (0.8 miles ),
Somerset West-Rock Creek, OR (1.1 miles ),
Oak Hills, OR (1.3 miles ),
Cedar Mill, OR (1.9 miles ),
Hillsboro, OR (2.1 miles ),
Aloha, OR (2.2 miles ),
Cedar Hills, OR (2.2 miles ),
West Haven-Sylvan, OR (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 45.56 N, Longitude: 122.87 W

Distribution of median household income in Bethany, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bethany, OR in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Oregon:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.4. This is about average.

City:

79.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.260. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.260
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.75. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.434. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.434
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.24
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00810. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00810
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Bethany-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 184% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from Bethany center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 124.3 miles away from Bethany center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 362.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 316.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 296.6 miles away from Bethany center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethany:

  • DSI BEAVERTON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; BEAVERTON, OR)
  • PNRS BEAVERTON (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; BEAVERTON, OR)
  • PROVIDENCE ST VINCENT HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BEAVERTON, OR)
  • SERENITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BEAVERTON, OR)
  • HILLSBORO HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HILLSBORO, OR)
  • MARYVILLE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BEAVERTON, OR)
  • PROVIDENCE ST VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; PORTLAND, OR)

Amtrak stations near Bethany:

  • 10 miles: PORTLAND (800 NW 6TH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: VANCOUVER (FOOT OF W. 11TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: OREGON CITY (1757 WASHINGTON ST.)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethany:

  • University of Portland (about 7 miles; Portland, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,030)
  • Portland State University (about 10 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • Portland Community College (about 11 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 23,600)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 12 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Clark College (about 12 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 12 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • Pacific University (about 13 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,967)

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Notable locations in Bethany: Washington County Museum (A), Cedar Mill Community Library at Bethany (B), Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Station 68 Oak Hills (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bethany include: Calvary Korean Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Juan Diego Church (B), Saint Gabriels Episcopal Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: German Presbyterian Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Ward Creek (A), Bannister Creek (B), Abbey Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bethany include: Quarry Pond Park (1), Rock Creek Powerline Trail (2), Serah Lindsay Park (3), Springville Meadows Park (4), Stoller Farms Park (5), West Union Estates Park (6), Ben Graf Park (7), Bethany Crest Park (8), Bethany Meadows Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Washington 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 place:

2.9 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.4%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.9%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Bethany:

Marital status in Bethany, OR
  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 70.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Bethany:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 35.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Oregon average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bethany
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethany, OR (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant58,752200
Catholic55,88611
Other30,82377
Mainline Protestant17,40453
Orthodox5501
None366,295-
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: 75
Washington County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 17
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 74
Washington County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Washington County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
This county:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
State:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

24.0%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
Oregon:

14.2%

9.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
Oregon average:

8.52%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($387 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.06%
Oregon average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Multnomah County, OR  2.14% ($61,958 average AGI)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.94% ($62,985)
from Clark County, WA  0.30% ($55,448)


8.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.09%
Oregon average:

7.23%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($799 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.09%
Oregon average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Multnomah County, OR  1.96% ($69,206 average AGI)
to Clackamas County, OR  1.01% ($87,030)
to Clark County, WA  0.50% ($63,341)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethany:

  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KUIK (1360 AM; 5 kW; HILLSBORO, OR; Owner: DOLPHIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KUPL (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFXX (910 AM; 10 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KBMS (1480 AM; 3 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CHRISTOPHER H. BENNETT B/CING OF WA)
  • KBNP (1410 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: KBNP RADIO, INC.)
  • KKSL (1290 AM; 10 kW; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethany:

  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKCW (103.3 FM; BEAVERTON, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKRZ (100.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPDQ-FM (93.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OREGON, INC.)
  • KOPB-FM (91.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KMHD (89.1 FM; GRESHAM, OR; Owner: MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVMX (107.5 FM; BANKS, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLTH (106.7 FM; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: INIFINITY RADIO OF PORTLAND INC.)
  • KUPL-FM (98.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF PORTLAND INC.)
  • KUFO-FM (101.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBVM (88.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KBPS-FM (89.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SCHOOL DISTRICT #1, MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR)
  • KNRK (94.7 FM; CAMAS, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KBOO (90.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: THE KBOO FOUNDATION)
  • KWJJ-FM (99.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KFIS (104.1 FM; SCAPPOOSE, OR; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGON (92.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KKSN-FM (97.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KXJM (95.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bethany:

  • KATU (Channel 2; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • KPDX (Channel 49; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K57IF (Channel 57; SALEM, OR; Owner: LaGRANDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTV (Channel 12; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KGW (Channel 8; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOPB-TV (Channel 10; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KNMT (Channel 24; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KOIN (Channel 6; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPXG-LP (Channel 54; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K14HN (Channel 14; VANCOUVER/CAMAS, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KWBP-LP (Channel 4; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K18EL (Channel 18; NEWBERG/TIGARD, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KPXG (Channel 22; SALEM, OR; Owner: PAXSON SALEM LICENSE, INC.)
  • KORK-CA (Channel 35; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
  • KOXO-CA (Channel 51; NEWBERG, OR; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
Fatal accident count

Bethany fatal accident list:

Aug 20, 2009 05:45 PM, Nw Germantown Rd, Lat: 45.579622, Lon: -122.858311, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 22, 2007 87:99 PM, Nw Springville Rd, Lat: 45.564747, Lon: -122.845178, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 19, 2005 10:10 PM, Nw Bethany Blvd, Lat: 45.557670, Lon: -122.836090, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.6mTotal length
  • $302,000Total costs
  • 17,648Total average daily traffic
  • 1,270Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,251Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BETH, Nw Central Dr & Nw Blandy Terrace (Lat: 45.554639 Lon: -122.839806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 31 m, Call Sign: WQKL412,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21320.0 MHz, 17880.0 MHz, 22470.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/02/2009, Expiration Date: 07/02/2019, Certifier: Ian Haight, Registrant: Freewire Broadband LLC, 7327 Sw Barnes Road #702, Portland, OR 97225, Phone: (503) 614-8282, Fax: (503) 614-8283, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bethany, OR
  • 90.7%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Electricity
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bethany, OR
  • 52.3%Electricity
  • 44.9%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bethany compared to Oregon state average:

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

Bethany on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Japan (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China (population 500+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bangladesh (population 500+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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