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Bethel Census Area

Population in 2012: 6,371 (74% urban, 26% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.5%
 

Males: 3,308  (51.9%)
Females: 3,063  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  28.7 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip codes: 99559.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $89,729 (it was $57,321 in 2000)
Bethel:

$89,729
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $28,767

Bethel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $219,041 (it was $142,200 in 2000)
Bethel:

$219,041
Alaska:

$238,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $213,124; Detached houses: $220,250; Townhouses or other attached units: $155,628; In 2-unit structures: $255,151; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $219,909; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $219,909; Mobile homes: $134,401

Median gross rent in 2011: $1,201.

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  • American Indian alone - 3,646 (60.4%)
  • White alone - 1,386 (23.0%)
  • Two or more races - 571 (9.5%)
  • Hispanic - 202 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 160 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 67 (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bethel: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (8.4%), Irish (7.3%), English (3.7%), Italian (3.2%), Norwegian (2.7%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1957

Land area: 43.8 square miles.

Population density: 146 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bethel:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethel city:

  • Never married: 41.6%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

130 residents are foreign born (2.0% Asia, 0.2% Latin America, 0.2% Africa).

This city:  2.2%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Bethel, Alaska as of April 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bethel to the number of sex offenders is 109 to 1.


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
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 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

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: +202 (+3.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,793 (97.1%)

Area code: 907

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Crime rates in Bethel by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000112201211
per 100,000 0.00.00.016.516.231.630.80.015.230.016.215.9
Rapes 21000061558141414
per 100,000 36.1178.00.00.00.094.9231.276.3121.5210.0226.3222.4
Robberies 197844043632
per 100,000 18.1160.2117.7132.464.763.30.061.045.690.048.531.8
Assaults 116861563849444140414532
per 100,000 198.61210.41025.4926.5614.6775.1678.2625.3607.5615.0727.3508.4
Burglaries 394444294144254550443539
per 100,000 704.0783.2739.6479.8663.1696.0385.3686.3759.4660.0565.7619.6
Thefts 958975874928633343733958
per 100,000 1714.81584.21260.71439.4792.5442.9971.0503.3653.11094.9630.4921.5
Auto thefts 7081141824527191668323138
per 100,000 1263.51441.82370.11356.7727.8427.1292.8244.01032.8480.0501.1603.7
Arson 122111223724
per 100,000 18.135.633.616.516.215.830.830.545.6105.032.363.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 303.8690.8551.9474.8322.5429.1489.0302.9440.4525.1496.0466.1

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Crime rate in Bethel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Alaska average:

1.76

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Bethel, Alaska accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +774 (+16.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Bethel-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1997 at 15:04:15, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, 3.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/4/2004 at 03:35:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 11.5 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from Bethel center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bethel Census Area County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Snow: 1, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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


Hospital/medical center in Bethel:

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

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Airports and other landing facilities located in Bethel:


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Local government website: www.cityofbethel.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 402 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 522 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1737 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1740 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1760 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1785 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1790 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high schools in Bethel:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bethel:

See full list of schools located in Bethel, School District: LOWER KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL DISTRICT

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 County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

BETHEL HEIGHTS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1270, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUN-16-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from MAY-17-2006 to MAY-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2006), St Other (JUN-19-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-16-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and SEP-16-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (SEP-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-16-2004 to SEP-22-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 85 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
BETHEL-CITY S/D WATER (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUN-16-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from MAY-16-2006 to MAY-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2006), St Other (JUN-19-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 75 regular monitoring violations
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
LKSD KASIGLUK AKULA HS & ELEM (Population served: 594, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAY-25-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2000), Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2000)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
TRUCK 743 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TRUCK 740 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TRUCK 737 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TRUCK 746 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TRUCK 745 - BETHEL WATER HAULERS (Population served: 588, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 8.1%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 11.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.8% for American Indian residents, 2.9% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bethel, AK

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 compared to Alaska state average:

Bethel, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Alaska:

  • Bethel Inn, PO Box 1085, Bethel, AK 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-3204
  • Delta Cottages Inc, 124 Guinderson CT Pob 39, Bethel, AK 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-3610, Fax: (907) 543-5834
  • Kuskokwim Hotel & City Cafe, PO Box 888, Bethel, AK 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-2207, Fax: (907) 543-2828
  • Pacifica House, PO Box 1208, Bethel, AK 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-4305
  • Village Motel, PO Box 1712, Bethel, AK 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-2371
  • Long House Bethel Hotel , 751 3rd Ave, Bethel, AK 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-4612, Fax: (907) 543-3334
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Bethel travel time to work - commute


Bethel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (89%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Here:

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
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Bethel Census Area:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bethel Census Area:

5.3%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.4%
State:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 23$108,217$56,4610$0
Other Government Administration 11$58,771$64,1140$0
Police Protection - Officers 23$118,190$61,6640$0
Police - Other 11$44,482$48,5261$2,455
Firefighters 8$45,382$68,0730$0
Streets and Highways 10$38,870$46,6441$527
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 1$764
Welfare 10$34,657$41,5881$4,139
Solid Waste Management 3$16,624$66,4960$0
Sewerage 18$60,582$40,3880$0
Parks and Recreation 6$16,884$33,7681$1,491
Water Supply 17$65,600$46,3060$0
Other and Unallocable 16$72,334$54,2510$0
Totals for Government 156$680,593$52,3535$9,376

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

  • Construction - General: $210,000 ($32.96)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,353,000 ($369.33)
    Police Protection: $2,014,000 ($316.12)
    Sewerage: $1,888,000 ($296.34)
    Water Utilities: $1,094,000 ($171.72)
    Central Staff Services: $995,000 ($156.18)
    Regular Highways: $918,000 ($144.09)
    Fire Protection: $809,000 ($126.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $664,000 ($104.22)
    Financial Administration: $563,000 ($88.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $394,000 ($61.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $319,000 ($50.07)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $313,000 ($49.13)
    Libraries: $66,000 ($10.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $100,000 ($15.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,088,000 ($798.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($5.96)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,054,000 ($322.40)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $977,000 ($153.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $722,000 ($113.33)
    All Other: $471,000 ($73.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $774,000 ($121.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $526,000 ($82.56)
    Interest Earnings: $162,000 ($25.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,190,000 ($186.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $399,000 ($62.63)
    General Support: $171,000 ($26.84)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,322,000 ($678.39)
    NEC: $740,000 ($116.15)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $636,000 ($99.83)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,666,000 ($261.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $64,000 ($10.05)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,530,000 ($240.15)
    Water Utilities: $578,000 ($90.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $72,000 ($11.30)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($9.10)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,416,000 ($850.10)

6.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.58% ($27,013 average AGI)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.49% ($19,167)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.22% ($25,000)


7.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.34% ($37,402 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.72% ($38,333)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.46% ($27,783)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bethel, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 132
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 194
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 61
  • Fatalities: 144
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 355
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Bethel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 36
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,490

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bethel)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 19 (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: 24 (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: 131 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bethel)

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

Businesses in Bethel, AK

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


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  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped"
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  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #17 (99559) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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