Bethel, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 9,549.
Population change since 2000: +4.5%
Males: 4,623  (48.4%)
Females: 4,926  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Connecticut median age:

40.9 years

Zip codes: 06801, 06810.

Bethel Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $77,852 (it was $57,276 in 2000)
Bethel:

$77,852
CT:

$74,168

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,460 (it was $25,888 in 2000)

Bethel CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $285,326 (it was $168,500 in 2000)
Bethel:

$285,326
CT:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $315,406; detached houses: $334,620; townhouses or other attached units: $291,892; in 2-unit structures: $268,856; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,818; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $256,323

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,349.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bethel: 131.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.9%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.4% for Black residents, 0.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Bethel, CT (2010)
    • 7,49078.4%White alone
    • 98910.4%Hispanic
    • 5485.7%Asian alone
    • 2292.4%Black alone
    • 1661.7%Two or more races
    • 1171.2%Other race alone
    • 100.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Bethel, Connecticut as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bethel is 797 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(5.3)
1
(5.3)
2
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(15.9)
2
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.1)
1
(5.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(16.0)
1
(5.4)
3
(16.2)
1
(5.4)
3
(15.9)
1
(5.4)
2
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(5.3)
3
(16.0)
3
(16.1)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(20.2)
3
(15.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(117.0)
22
(117.5)
22
(117.8)
30
(161.6)
36
(194.8)
31
(164.8)
47
(252.4)
48
(255.0)
31
(160.3)
22
(113.3)
26
(132.9)
26
(131.9)
20
(101.0)
15
(75.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
116
(617.1)
93
(496.5)
84
(449.9)
128
(689.4)
171
(925.5)
158
(839.8)
253
(1,359)
263
(1,397)
143
(739.5)
135
(695.0)
141
(720.9)
121
(613.8)
147
(742.6)
116
(580.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(31.9)
6
(32.0)
2
(10.7)
9
(48.5)
7
(37.9)
6
(31.9)
6
(32.2)
10
(53.1)
6
(31.0)
7
(36.0)
2
(10.2)
15
(76.1)
4
(20.2)
13
(65.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.6)
2
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)40.742.940.548.755.357.876.295.052.638.655.350.055.140.7

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City-data.com crime index in Bethel, CT

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 46 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Connecticut average:

2.15
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Bethel, CT City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (13.3%), Irish (11.4%), European (7.1%), German (7.0%), English (5.4%), American (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1855

Elevation: 384 feet

Land area: 4.08 square miles.

Population density: 2,339 people per square mile   (low).

Bethel, Connecticut map

1,655 residents are foreign born (6.1% Latin America, 3.5% Asia, 3.3% Europe).

This place:

16.9%
Connecticut:

14.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,624 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,369 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Danbury, CT (3.1 miles , pop. 74,848).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (43.2 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (43.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Danbury, CT (1.8 miles ),
Redding, CT (2.3 miles ),
Newtown borough, CT (2.5 miles ),
Brookfield, CT (2.5 miles ),
Ridgefield, CT (2.8 miles ),
Georgetown, CT (2.8 miles ),
New Fairfield, CT (2.9 miles ),
Peach Lake, NY (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 73.42 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,497 (-15.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,071 (19.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 203

Distribution of median household income in Bethel, CT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bethel, CT in 2017
Bethel satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2001: 90 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2003: 76 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $235,400
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $228,500
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $227,200
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $252,400
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $254,700
  • 2009: 47 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2010: 63 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2011: 54 buildings, average cost: $231,100
  • 2012: 42 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2013: 47 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2014: 86 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2015: 92 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2016: 66 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2017: 62 buildings, average cost: $267,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bethel, CT residents
Average permit cost in Bethel, CT
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Connecticut:

4.2%
Most common industries in Bethel, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.2%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Bethel, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Registered nurses (3.1%)

Average climate in Bethel, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.1. This is worse than average.

City:

94.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.344. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.344
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.177. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.177
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.94
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bethel-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Bethel place center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethel-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 215.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 226.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.5 miles away from Bethel center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethel topographic map

Main business address for: MEMRY CORP (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Bethel:

  • ABILITY BEYOND DISABILITY DODG (89 DODGINGTOWN ROAD)
  • ABILITY BEYOND DISABILITY MAPL (27 MAPLE AVENUE)
  • ABILITY BEYOND DISABILITY POUN (8 POUND SWEET HILL)
  • BETHEL VNA INC (70 STONY HILL ROAD)
  • BETHEL HEALTH CARE CENTER (13 PARKLAWN DRIVE)

Amtrak station near Bethel:

  • 19 miles: BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:

  • Western Connecticut State University (about 3 miles; Danbury, CT; Full-time enrollment: 5,345)
  • Sacred Heart University (about 14 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 5,650)
  • Fairfield University (about 17 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 4,640)
  • Housatonic Community College (about 19 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • University of Bridgeport (about 19 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,708)
  • Norwalk Community College (about 19 miles; Norwalk, CT; FT enrollment: 4,085)
  • Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford (about 20 miles; Stratford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,822)

Public high school in Bethel:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bethel:

Private elementary/middle school in Bethel:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 211, Location: 24 DODGINGTOWN RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Bethel

Library in Bethel:

  • BETHEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $791,383; Location: 189 GREENWOOD AVE.; 102,630 books; 18 e-books; 5,327 audio materials; 4,036 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 13 other licensed databases; 214 print serial subscriptions; 39 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bethel: Francis J Clarke Industrial Park (A), Bethel Station (B), Bethel Public Library (C), Bethel Volunteer Fire Department (D), Bethel Fire Marshal's Office (E), Bethel Fire Chief's Office (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Hubb Shopping Center (1), Bethel Village Square Shopping Center (2), Bethel Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bethel include: Bethel United Methodist Church (A), First Congregational Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), First Congregational Church Cemetery (2), Center Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: East Swamp (A), Umpog Swamp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bethel include: Overlook Park (1), P T Barnum Square (2), Parloa Field (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Caribbean- Carib Villas - Presenting Some of the Most Desirable Vacat (Tours & Charters; 76 Stony Hill Road).

Hotels: Hillside Inn and Suites (Danbury Newtown Road), Microtel Inns & Suites (80 Benedict Road), Best Western Berkshire Inn (11 Stony Hill Road), Best Western Stony Hill Inn (46 Stony Hill Road).

Birthplace of: Orris S. Ferry - Union Army general, Jane Haddam - Crime fiction writer, Julius Hawley Seelye - Politician, Matt Barnes (baseball) - Baseball player, Phineas Taylor Barnum - (1810-1891), showman, Carole A. Rubley - Politician.

Fairfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

BETHEL WATER DEPT (Address: 1 SCHOOL STREET , Population served: 9,507, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2006)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2005)
  • 60 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
LILLINONAH PARK ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSN (Population served: 128, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • LITCHFIELD HILL CONDOS (Address: Suite 201 , Population served: 126, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Connecticut:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

62.8%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Bethel (2011 data):

  • Union Savings Bank: Greenwood Branch at 24 Grassy Plain Street, branch established on 1989/02/18; Bethel Branch at 79 Stony Hill Road, branch established on 2005/10/24. Info updated 2011/11/30: Bank assets: $2,496.5 mil, Deposits: $1,625.1 mil, headquarters in Danbury, CT, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 29 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bethel Branch at 159 Greenwood Avenue, branch established on 1959/01/05; Bethel Big Y Plaza at 81 Stoney Hill Road, branch established on 2007/09/17. 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
  • Newtown Savings Bank: Stony Hill Road Branch at 66-68 Stony Hill Road, branch established on 1992/12/12; Bethel Branch at Greenwood Avenue, Dolan Plaza Shopping Center, branch established on 1965/11/01. Info updated 2012/01/26: Bank assets: $955.5 mil, Deposits: $704.6 mil, headquarters in Newtown, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices
  • Savings Bank of Danbury: Bethel Branch at Grassy Plain Street, branch established on 1981/08/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $762.3 mil, Deposits: $611.3 mil, headquarters in Danbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Bethel Branch at 25 Grassy Plain Street (Rt 53), branch established on 1959/09/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • People's United Bank: The Bethel Branch at 293 Greenwood Avenue, branch established on 1978/02/09. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Hudson City Savings Bank: Bethel Branch at 146 Greenwood Avenue, branch established on 2006/07/14. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $45,373.6 mil, Deposits: $25,645.6 mil, headquarters in Paramus, NJ, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Bethel Library Place Banking Center at 12 Library Place, branch established on 2008/04/02. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

For population 15 years and over in Bethel:

Marital status in Bethel, CT
  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bethel:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Connecticut average:

12.3

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethel, CT (based on Fairfield County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic404,34194
Mainline Protestant82,604175
Evangelical Protestant46,888242
Other32,50195
Orthodox9,21521
Black Protestant4,14427
None337,136-
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: 223
This county:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Fairfield County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 76
This county:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 151
Fairfield County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 861
Here:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fairfield County:

6.5%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.9%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.2%
Connecticut:

15.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.0%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.5%
Connecticut:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Bethel:

28.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bethel:

19.8%
Connecticut:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bethel:

8.9%
Connecticut:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bethel:

6.9
Connecticut:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bethel:

32.9%
Connecticut:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bethel:

60.8%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Bethel:

81.2%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethel, CT Residents

4.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($133,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($6,479 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.05%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New Haven County, CT  0.69% ($67,908 average AGI)
from Westchester County, NY  0.55% ($142,930)
from New York County, NY  0.38% ($371,382)


5.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($189,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($5,815 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.10%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to New Haven County, CT  0.89% ($57,745 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.41% ($196,777)
to Westchester County, NY  0.26% ($144,605)
Businesses in Bethel, CT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Microtel1
Best Western1New Balance1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1Starbucks1
Curves1Subway3
Days Inn1T-Mobile1
Dunkin Donuts2Target1
FedEx5True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Howard Johnson1UPS4
MasterBrand Cabinets3YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethel:

  • WREF (850 AM; 3 kW; RIDGEFIELD, CT; Owner: THE BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WADS (690 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ANSONIA, CT; Owner: RADIO AMOR, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethel:

  • WDAQ (98.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXCI (91.7 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFAR (93.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: DANBURY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKI (95.1 FM; BROOKFIELD, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMNR (88.1 FM; MONROE, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSHU-FM (91.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WPKN (89.5 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WPKN, INC.)
  • WDBY (105.5 FM; PATTERSON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRXC (90.1 FM; SHELTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WFAF (106.3 FM; MOUNT KISCO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRNQ (92.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • W206AW (89.1 FM; PAWLING, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bethel:

  • W22BN (Channel 22; DANBURY, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WSAH (Channel 43; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Bethel: Allan Jay, Jr. Kellogg.

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
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.7mTotal length
  • 20,430Total average daily traffic
  • 816Total average daily truck traffic
  • 30,357Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Edward G Roach, 11 Francis J. Clarke Circle (Lat: 41.360556 Lon: -73.424444), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 51.8 m, Registrant: Sba Towers, Inc., Jwilliamson@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 11 Francis J. Clarke Circle (Lat: 41.360556 Lon: -73.424444), Type: 51.8, Structure height: 09001 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Registrant: Sba Towers, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Steven Pugner, 12 Judd Avenue (Lat: 41.377167 Lon: -73.395083), Type: 45.9, Structure height: 09001 m, Overall height: 43.2 m, Registrant: Utility Communications, Inc., Richk@utilitycommunications.Com, , Hamde-n, Phone: (203) 287-1306
  • Brushy Hill Rd (Lat: 41.374167 Lon: -73.445833), Type: 83.7, Overall height: 75.1 m, Registrant: Berkshire Broadcasting Corp. Dba , Danbu-ry, Phone: (203) 744-4800
  • Brushy Hill Road (Lat: 41.374167 Lon: -73.445833), Type: 83.6, Overall height: 75 m, Registrant: Berkshire Broadcasting Corporation Dba , Danbu-ry, Phone: (203) 744-4800
  • 11 Francis J. Clarke Circle (Lat: 41.360556 Lon: -73.424444), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 51.8 m, Registrant: Sba Towers, Inc., Jwilliamson@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Bethel, CT)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Lat: 41.550083 Lon: -73.116194, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNL591,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.331 MHz, Grant Date: 04/07/1998, Expiration Date: 04/07/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/07/2008, Registrant: Amr Data Corporation, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02193
  • NEW PD, 12 Judd Aveunue (Lat: 41.377083 Lon: -73.395556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WRAP322,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2018, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028, Certifier: Stephen M Pugner, Registrant: Utility Communications, 920 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06514, Phone: (203) 287-1306, Fax: (203) 248-9167, Email:
  • SPRING HILL, Spring Hill Lane (Lat: 41.362222 Lon: -73.396583), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WRAP323,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2018, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028, Certifier: Stephen M Pugner, Registrant: Utility Communications, 920 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06514, Phone: (203) 287-1306, Fax: (203) 248-9167, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

416 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bethel)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bethel)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$267,00252$238,253172$213,05810$121,1779$234,568
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$216,3507$288,2698$199,7462$15,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$163,2305$272,79269$242,6184$22,2032$265,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$197,5657$260,90938$251,4481$96,0503$171,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$183,9503$228,5206$177,1570$01$57,760

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2001.00 , 2002.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$276,3132$261,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$261,0001$138,740
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$417,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2001.00 , 2002.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bethel, CT
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bethel, CT - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 65. The highest number of fires - 83 took place in 2017, and the least - 39 in 2009. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Bethel, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.4%), and Outside Fires (24.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bethel, CT
    • 61555.4%Structure Fires
    • 27224.5%Outside Fires
    • 11510.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1089.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethel, CT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Connecticut:

  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 80 Benedict Rd, Bethel, Connecticut 06801 , Phone: (203) 748-8318, Fax: (203) 748-8309
  • Howard Johnson, 21 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, Connecticut 06801 , Phone: (203) 743-3855, Fax: (203) 743-3855
  • Travel Inn, 18 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, Connecticut 06801 , Phone: (203) 743-5990, Fax: (203) 702-5007
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Connecticut
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bethel, CT
  • 43.2%Utility gas
  • 32.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.0%Electricity
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bethel, CT
  • 49.9%Electricity
  • 32.4%Utility gas
  • 17.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bethel compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Bethel on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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