Bethel, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 6,456 (74% urban, 26% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.0%
 
Males: 3,336  (51.7%)
Females: 3,120  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

30.0 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99559.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $81,340 (it was $57,321 in 2000)
Bethel:

$81,340
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,608 (it was $20,267 in 2000)

Bethel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $282,641 (it was $142,200 in 2000)
Bethel:

$282,641
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $259,523; detached houses: $278,899; townhouses or other attached units: $200,997; in 2-unit structures: $313,421; mobile homes: $10,188

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,405.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bethel: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.1%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.5% for American Indian residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bethel, AK (2017)
    • 3,95061.8%American Indian alone
    • 1,46022.8%White alone
    • 5398.4%Two or more races
    • 2804.4%Hispanic
    • 1472.3%Asian alone
    • 1181.8%Black alone
    • 380.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Bethel, Alaska as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bethel is 146 to 1.


Crime rates in Bethel by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(16.2)
2
(31.6)
2
(30.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
2
(30.0)
1
(16.2)
1
(15.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
6
(94.9)
15
(231.2)
5
(76.3)
8
(121.5)
14
(210.0)
14
(226.3)
14
(222.4)
10
(154.7)
22
(342.1)
20
(307.8)
37
(567.3)
31
(482.4)
31
(476.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(64.7)
4
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(61.0)
3
(45.6)
6
(90.0)
3
(48.5)
2
(31.8)
2
(30.9)
1
(15.5)
9
(138.5)
13
(199.3)
14
(217.9)
6
(92.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
38
(614.6)
49
(775.1)
44
(678.2)
41
(625.3)
40
(607.5)
41
(615.0)
45
(727.3)
32
(508.4)
44
(680.8)
33
(513.1)
63
(969.7)
91
(1,395)
45
(700.3)
62
(952.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(663.1)
44
(696.0)
25
(385.3)
45
(686.3)
50
(759.4)
44
(660.0)
35
(565.7)
39
(619.6)
26
(402.3)
37
(575.3)
58
(892.7)
49
(751.3)
35
(544.7)
15
(230.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(792.5)
28
(442.9)
63
(971.0)
33
(503.3)
43
(653.1)
73
(1,095)
39
(630.4)
58
(921.5)
78
(1,207)
77
(1,197)
76
(1,170)
116
(1,779)
28
(435.7)
30
(460.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
45
(727.8)
27
(427.1)
19
(292.8)
16
(244.0)
68
(1,033)
32
(480.0)
31
(501.1)
38
(603.7)
45
(696.3)
37
(575.3)
38
(584.9)
52
(797.3)
12
(186.7)
12
(184.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(16.2)
1
(15.8)
2
(30.8)
2
(30.5)
3
(45.6)
7
(105.0)
2
(32.3)
4
(63.6)
17
(263.0)
1
(15.5)
7
(107.7)
3
(46.0)
1
(15.6)
4
(61.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)311.0413.8471.5292.1424.7506.4478.3449.5401.4515.2699.4980.2693.0648.5

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City-data.com crime index in Bethel, AK

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (2.3%), Macedonian (1.8%), Irish (1.1%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1957

Land area: 43.8 square miles.

Population density: 148 people per square mile   (very low).

Bethel, Alaska map

311 residents are foreign born (1.8% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

4.9%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,367 (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 )

Latitude: 60.79 N, Longitude: 161.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10 (+0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,508 (92.8%)

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Bethel, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bethel, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

13.8%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +774 (+16.5%).
Most common industries in Bethel, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (22.1%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Public administration (13.6%)
  • Air transportation (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (16.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Air transportation (9.9%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Utilities (5.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (33.3%)
  • Educational services (21.2%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.7%)
  • Air transportation (3.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Bethel, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)

Average climate in Bethel, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bethel, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10
Air Quality Index
Particulate Matter Level

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 Bethel 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 Bethel 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 the city 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 Bethel center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bethel Census Area (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5

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

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

Bethel Census Area 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: 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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Bethel:

Marital status in Bethel, AK
  • Never married: 42.3%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Bethel:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bethel
2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethel, AK (based on Bethel Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

5.3%
State:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 22$112,207$61,2040$0
Other and Unallocable 21$75,764$43,2940$0
Water Supply 15$59,757$47,8060$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$64,746$77,6950$0
Other Government Administration 6$38,285$76,5700$0
Financial Administration 5$32,508$78,0190$0
Police - Other 5$38,936$93,4460$0
Streets and Highways 5$29,773$71,4550$0
Firefighters 5$30,648$73,5550$0
Solid Waste Management 3$15,015$60,0600$0
Water Transport and Terminals 3$15,706$62,8240$0
Transit 2$11,570$69,4200$0
Parks and Recreation 2$10,715$64,2900$0
Sewerage 1$4,685$56,2200$0
Judicial and Legal 1$9,986$119,8320$0
Totals for Government 106$550,301$62,2980$0

Bethel government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $3,742,000 ($579.62)
    Police Protection: $3,036,000 ($470.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,697,000 ($262.86)
    Sewerage: $1,476,000 ($228.62)
    Regular Highways: $1,384,000 ($214.37)
    General - Other: $1,287,000 ($199.35)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,274,000 ($197.34)
    Central Staff Services: $1,095,000 ($169.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,015,000 ($157.22)
    Financial Administration: $1,007,000 ($155.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $529,000 ($81.94)
    Transit Utilities: $333,000 ($51.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $266,000 ($41.20)
    Health - Other: $135,000 ($20.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $64,000 ($9.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $141,000 ($21.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $218,000 ($33.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,431,000 ($996.13)

Bethel government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,515,000 ($389.56)
    Other: $1,118,000 ($173.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,117,000 ($173.02)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,109,000 ($171.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $799,000 ($123.76)
    Other: $240,000 ($37.17)
    Transit Utilities: $230,000 ($35.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $173,000 ($26.80)
    Interest Earnings: $146,000 ($22.61)
    General Revenue - Other: $9,000 ($1.39)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.46)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,427,000 ($530.82)
    Transit Utilities: $34,000 ($5.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $902,000 ($139.71)
    General Local Government Support: $378,000 ($58.55)
    Highways: $3,000 ($0.46)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,304,000 ($1131.35)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $518,000 ($80.24)
    Other License: $506,000 ($78.38)
    Other Selective Sales: $495,000 ($76.67)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $179,000 ($27.73)
    Motor Vehicle License: $68,000 ($10.53)

Bethel government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,790,000 ($432.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,640,000 ($408.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000 ($23.23)

Bethel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,342,000 ($1756.82)

4.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Alaska average:

7.70%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.53% ($45,154 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Alaska average:

8.52%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.14% ($47,631 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.44% ($43,217)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,476)

Businesses in Bethel, AK

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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bethel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.8mTotal length
  • 3,774Total average daily traffic
  • 37Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,506Total future (year 2035) 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: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bethel, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (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: 137 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bethel)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 123 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bethel)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 35. The highest number of fire incidents - 46 took place in 2013, and the least - 0 in 2017. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Bethel, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (56.9%), and Outside Fires (26.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bethel, AK
    • 33656.9%Structure Fires
    • 15726.6%Outside Fires
    • 8113.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 172.9%Other
See full 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
  • Village Motel, PO Box 1712, Bethel, Alaska 99559 , Phone: (907) 543-2371
  • 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bethel, AK
  • 89.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bethel, AK
  • 92.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.3%Electricity
  • 0.8%Utility gas


Bethel compared to Alaska state average:

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