Bethel, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 6,415 (74% urban, 26% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.3%
 
Males: 3,279  (51.1%)
Females: 3,136  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  29.7 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99559.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $79,118 (it was $57,321 in 2000)
Bethel:

$79,118
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,806 (it was $20,267 in 2000)

Bethel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $238,873 (it was $142,200 in 2000)
Bethel:

$238,873
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,414.

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  • Races in Bethel, AK (2013)

    Bethel races chart
    • 3,89961.7%American Indian alone
    • 1,49623.7%White alone
    • 4887.7%Two or more races
    • 2103.3%Hispanic
    • 1472.3%Asian alone
    • 901.4%Black alone
    • 320.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bethel: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (7.3%), Irish (6.4%), English (3.8%), Dutch (2.7%), Swedish (2.6%), Norwegian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1957

Land area: 43.8 square miles.

Population density: 147 people per square mile   (very low).

Bethel, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Bethel:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethel city:

  • Never married: 43.5%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

202 residents are foreign born (2.2% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

3.7%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,327 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (403.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2661.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Oscarville, AK (2.2 miles) , Napaskiak, AK (2.4 miles ), Napakiak, AK (3.1 miles ), Kwethluk, AK (3.5 miles ), Akiachak, AK (3.8 miles ), Atmautluak, AK (4.2 miles ), Akiak, AK (4.5 miles ), Nunapitchuk, AK (4.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 55 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 1999: 42 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2003: 46 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 69 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2005: 53 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $333,300
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $222,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 60.79 N, Longitude: 161.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -11 (-0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,737 (92.9%)

Area code: 907

Bethel household income distribution Bethel home values distribution

Crime rates in Bethel by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0011220121100
per 100,000 0.00.016.516.231.630.80.015.230.016.215.90.00.0
Rapes 10000615581414141022
per 100,000 178.00.00.00.094.9231.276.3121.5210.0226.3222.4154.7342.1
Robberies 9784404363221
per 100,000 160.2117.7132.464.763.30.061.045.690.048.531.830.915.5
Assaults 68615638494441404145324433
per 100,000 1,210.41,025.4926.5614.6775.1678.2625.3607.5615.0727.3508.4680.8513.1
Burglaries 44442941442545504435392637
per 100,000 783.2739.6479.8663.1696.0385.3686.3759.4660.0565.7619.6402.3575.3
Thefts 89758749286333437339587877
per 100,000 1,584.21,260.71,439.4792.5442.9971.0503.3653.11,094.9630.4921.51,206.91,197.3
Auto thefts 811418245271916683231384537
per 100,000 1,441.82,370.11,356.7727.8427.1292.8244.01,032.8480.0501.1603.7696.3575.3
Arson 22111223724171
per 100,000 35.633.616.516.215.830.830.545.6105.032.363.6263.015.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 690.8551.9474.8322.6429.1489.0302.9440.4525.2496.0466.1416.2534.3

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Crime rate in Bethel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 22 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Alaska average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

13.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +774 (+16.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Bethel, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Bethel-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 473% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 475.4 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 390.9 miles away from Bethel center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 409.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 397.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 490.7 miles away from Bethel center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 330.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Bethel topographic map

Birthplace of: Lyman Hoffman - Politician, Oscar Kawagley - Anthropologist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Bethel:

  • YUKON KUSKOKWIM DELTA REG HOSPITAL (Government - Federal, PO BOX 287)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Bethel:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 401 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 402 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 522 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1737 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Peninsula College (about 1740 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Western Washington University (about 1740 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1760 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Bethel:

  • BETHEL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 509, Location: 1006 RON EDWARDS MEMORIAL DR, Grades: 7-12)
  • BETHEL YOUTH FACILITY (Students: 20, Location: LOWER KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL DIST, Grades: 5-12)
  • KUSKOKWIM LEARNING ACADEMY (Location: 1010 4TH AVE., Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bethel:

  • MIKELNGUUT ELITNAURVIAT (Students: 279, Location: 1005 RAVEN'S WAY, Grades: PK-2)
  • GLADYS JUNG ELEMENTARY (Location: 1007 RON EDWARDS MEMORIAL DR, Grades: 3-6)
  • AYAPRUN ELITNAURVIK (Location: 1010 FOURTH AVENUE, Grades: PK-6, Charter school)
See full list of schools located in Bethel

Library in Bethel:

  • KUSKOKWIM CONSORTIUM LIBRARY (Operating income: $278,958; Location: 420 STATE HIGHWAY; 39,822 books; 2,470 audio materials; 1,772 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bethel: Bethel Fire Department (A), Bethel Family Clinic (B), Bethel Public Health Center - Southwest Region (C), LifeMed Alaska (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Arthur Dall Lake (A), Hangar Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Browns Slough (A), Steamboat Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Pacifica Institute Guest House (Po Box 1208) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Bethel Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.2%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.3% for American Indian residents, 10.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bethel in 2010:

  • 81 people in state prisons
  • 80 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 29 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 27 people in college/university student housing
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Bethel in 2000:

  • 81 people in state prisons
  • 80 people in halfway houses
  • 25 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 24 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 14 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 8 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories

Bethel, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Bethel (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bethel Branch at 460 Ridgecrest Drive, branch established on 1981/03/27. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank Alaska: Kuskokwim Branch at First And Main Streets, branch established on 1961/07/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bethel city (based on Bethel Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2448
Orthodox2,85217
Mainline Protestant2,21618
Evangelical Protestant50111
Other1981
None8,002-
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: 21
Bethel Census Area:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bethel:

49.1%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bethel:

48.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Bethel:

28.8
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bethel:

21.9%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bethel:

9.4%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bethel:

33.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Bethel:

57.1%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Bethel:

82.4%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethel, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$34,959$59,9300$0
Other Government Administration 6$39,223$78,4461$748
Judicial and Legal 1$9,367$112,4040$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$90,172$77,2900$0
Police - Other 6$26,280$52,5600$0
Firefighters 7$45,239$77,5530$0
Streets and Highways 5$29,559$70,9420$0
Water Transport and Terminals 3$14,601$58,4040$0
Solid Waste Management 4$24,905$74,7150$0
Sewerage 11$60,075$65,5360$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,567$42,2682$5,475
Water Supply 14$85,923$73,6480$0
Transit 2$6,673$40,0382$2,497
Other and Unallocable 13$80,266$74,0920$0
Totals for Government 96$557,809$69,7265$8,720

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

  • Construction - General: $210,000 ($32.74)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,353,000 ($366.80)
    Police Protection: $2,014,000 ($313.95)
    Sewerage: $1,888,000 ($294.31)
    Water Utilities: $1,094,000 ($170.54)
    Central Staff Services: $995,000 ($155.11)
    Regular Highways: $918,000 ($143.10)
    Fire Protection: $809,000 ($126.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $664,000 ($103.51)
    Financial Administration: $563,000 ($87.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $394,000 ($61.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $319,000 ($49.73)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $313,000 ($48.79)
    Libraries: $66,000 ($10.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $100,000 ($15.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,088,000 ($793.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($5.92)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,054,000 ($320.19)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $977,000 ($152.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $722,000 ($112.55)
    All Other: $471,000 ($73.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $774,000 ($120.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $526,000 ($82.00)
    Interest Earnings: $162,000 ($25.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,190,000 ($185.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $399,000 ($62.20)
    General Support: $171,000 ($26.66)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,322,000 ($673.73)
    NEC: $740,000 ($115.35)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $636,000 ($99.14)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,666,000 ($259.70)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $64,000 ($9.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,530,000 ($238.50)
    Water Utilities: $578,000 ($90.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $72,000 ($11.22)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($9.04)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,416,000 ($844.27)

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Alaska average:

8.87%

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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.51% ($36,474 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.54% ($37,214)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($24,423)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Alaska average:

8.83%

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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.15% ($42,486 average AGI)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($32,615)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.37% ($52,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethel:

  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethel:

  • KYKD (100.1 FM; BETHEL, AK; Owner: VOICE FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bethel:

  • KYUK-TV (Channel 4; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K15AV (Channel 15; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K21AO (Channel 21; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K13UV (Channel 13; NAPAKIAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K10MR (Channel 10; NAPAKIAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
Bethel fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Bethel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 3,590Total average daily traffic
  • 35Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,491Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bethel)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Bethel, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 143 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bethel)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 115 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bethel)

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

BETHEL HEIGHTS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,270, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-12-2011)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012)
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
  • 122 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
BETHEL-CITY S/D WATER (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Other (APR-11-2013), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 122 regular monitoring violations
  • 15 other older monitoring violations
TRUCK 749 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TRUCK 747 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TRUCK 748 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
TRUCK 738 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TRUCK 739 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
TRUCK 740 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bethel that have no violations reported:

  • LKSD CHEFORNAK CHAPTNGUAK HS (Population served: 230, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
  • Hazardous Condition: 17

Incident types - Bethel

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethel, AK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Alaska:

  • Delta Cottages Inc, 124 Guinderson CT Pob 39, Bethel, Alaska 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-3610, Fax: (907) 543-5834
  • Pacifica House, PO Box 1208, Bethel, Alaska 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-4305
  • Allanivik Hotel, 1220 Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy, Bethel, Alaska 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-4305, Fax: (907) 543-3403
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Alaska

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (89%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Businesses in Bethel, AK

  • Nike: 1
  • RadioShack: 1
  • True Value: 2

Bethel compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Bethel on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 1,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
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