Bethel, Maine

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Population in 2010: 2,607.
Population change since 2000: +8.1%
 
Males: 1,251  (48.0%)
Females: 1,356  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04217.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,838 (it was $33,803 in 2000)
Bethel:

$47,838
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,501 (it was $17,458 in 2000)

Bethel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,581 (it was $104,400 in 2000)
Bethel:

$189,581
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $173,293; detached houses: $192,090; townhouses or other attached units: $139,852; in 2-unit structures: $157,742; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $278,188; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,625; mobile homes: $62,058; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $25,813
March 2019 cost of living index in Bethel: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Bethel, ME (2010)
    • 2,52096.7%White alone
    • 321.2%Hispanic
    • 210.8%Two or more races
    • 140.5%Black alone
    • 130.5%Asian alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Bethel, Maine as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bethel is 869 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Bethel by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.4)
1
(37.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.5)
1
(37.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(275.2)
5
(193.6)
8
(299.5)
16
(599.5)
10
(372.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(1,140)
5
(193.6)
23
(861.1)
73
(2,735)
84
(3,126)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(117.9)
4
(154.9)
1
(37.4)
3
(112.4)
2
(74.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)74.341.488.4209.1238.9

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City-data.com crime index in Bethel, ME

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
Maine average:

1.67
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Bethel, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: English (31.1%), Irish (13.4%), United States (10.2%), French (9.8%), German (9.0%), Scottish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/10/1796

Elevation: 665 feet

Land area: 64.8 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (very low).

Bethel, Maine map

41 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bethel town:

1.0% ($1,089)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (57.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (145.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (292.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Hanover, ME (2.5 miles ),
Greenwood, ME (2.6 miles ),
Newry, ME (2.6 miles ),
Gilead, ME (3.0 miles),
Woodstock, ME (3.0 miles ),
Stoneham, ME (3.4 miles ),
West Paris, ME (3.6 miles ),
Shelburne, NH (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 44.41 N, Longitude: 70.78 W

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Bethel, ME in 2017
Bethel satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2006: 34 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $208,900
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $227,800
  • 2016: 17 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $196,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Bethel, ME residents
Average permit cost in Bethel, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Bethel, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.9%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Wood products (6.8%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.2%)
  • Wood products (9.1%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (22.4%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Wood products (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Bethel, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Carpenters (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in Bethel, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bethel, Maine average temperatures Bethel, Maine average precipitation Bethel, Maine humidity Bethel, Maine wind speed Bethel, Maine snowfall Bethel, Maine sunshine Bethel, Maine clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Bethel-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 144.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 179.3 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 75.0 miles away from Bethel center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from Bethel center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from the city 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 Oxford County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethel topographic map

Main business address for: AMERICAN SKIING CO /ME (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS AMUSEMENT & RECREATION).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethel:

  • LEDGEVIEW LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WEST PARIS, ME)
  • RUMFORD HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; RUMFORD, ME)

Airports located in Bethel:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 37 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 44 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 50 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 58 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 60 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Plymouth State University (about 64 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • University of New England (about 69 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)

Public high school in Bethel:

Private high school in Bethel:

  • GOULD ACADEMY (Students: 232, Location: 39 CHURCH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bethel:

See full list of schools located in Bethel

Library in Bethel:

  • BETHEL LIBRARY ASSN (Operating income: $53,340; Location: 5 BROAD STREET; 19,322 books; 1,700 audio materials; 900 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bethel: Carters Cross Country Ski Center (A), Evans Notch District Ranger Station (B), Bethel Outdoor Adventures Campground (C), Bethel Rescue Station (D), O'Neil Robinson House (E), Moses Mason House Museum (F), Bethel Historical Society Regional History Museum (G), Bethel Historical Society (H), Bethel Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Bethel: AMERICAN SKIING CO /ME (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bethel include: Our Lady of the Snows Church (A), West Bethel Union Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Congregational Church (D), Bethel Church of the Nazarene (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bartlett Cemetery (1), Birds Hill Cemetery (2), Chandler Hill Cemetery (3), Flat Cemetery (4), Mount Will Cemetery (5), Riverside Cemetery (6), Skillingston Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Brook (A), Sunday River (B), Twitchell Brook (C), Pleasant River (D), Lanes Brook (E), Kendall Brook (F), Otter Brook (G), Chapman Brook (H), Chandler Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bethel: Broad Street Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Snow Cap Inn (Sunday River Ski Resort) (1), Brookside Condominiums (Sunday River Ski Resort) (2), Jordan Grand Resort Hotel (Sunday River Ski Resort) (3), Bethel Spa Motel (88 Main Street) (4), Norseman Inn (134 Mayville Road) (5), Holidae House (85 Main Street) (6), White Cap Condominiums (Sunday River Ski Resort) (7), Sunday River Ski Resort - Snow Cap Inn (1 Sunday River Road) (8), Briar-Lea Inn & Restaurant (150 Mayville Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: La Fayette Grover - Politician, Cuvier Grover - Union Army general, Henry J. Bean - Politician.

Oxford 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:

PHOENIX HOUSE & WELL (Population served: 900, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
TWO BROTHERS (Population served: 198, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 28 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
INMANS DINER AND DAIRY BAR (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MSAD 44 WOODSTOCK ELEM SCHOOL (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CHAMBERLAIN CONDOMINIUM ASSOC (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-06-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RIVER VIEW RESORT (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from JAN-06-2006 to JAN-06-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2006)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BARKING DAWG MARKET LLC (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-16-2005 to NOV-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2007), St Intentional no-action (AUG-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
MOOSES TALE FOOD & ALE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • BETHEL WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1,575, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVERBEND CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POWDER RIDGE TOWNHOMES (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRAFTON NOTCH CAMPGROUND (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.1%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.1%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.2%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
4 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in Bethel (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Bethel Branch at 96 Main Street, branch established on 1945/11/17. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Northeast Bank: Bethel Branch at 11 Main Street, branch established on 1997/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $587.1 mil, Deposits: $401.6 mil, headquarters in Lewiston, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Northeast Bancorp
  • Norway Savings Bank: Bethel Branch at One Parkway Road, branch established on 1996/12/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $958.8 mil, Deposits: $711.3 mil, headquarters in Norway, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Norway Bancorp, Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Bethel:

Marital status in Bethel, ME
  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Bethel:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethel, ME (based on Oxford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7087
Mainline Protestant3,08545
Evangelical Protestant3,04537
Other71914
None47,276-
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: 14
Oxford County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Oxford County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Oxford County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
This county:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Oxford County:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Oxford County:

7.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Oxford County:

25.6%
Maine:

25.0%

6.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,450 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Maine average:

5.91%

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 Androscoggin County, ME  1.20% ($32,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  1.19% ($36,805)
from York County, ME  0.54% ($32,443)


5.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,213 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Maine average:

5.73%

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 Androscoggin County, ME  1.18% ($36,929 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  1.06% ($36,518)
to York County, ME  0.46% ($31,327)
Businesses in Bethel, ME
NameCountNameCount
Circle K2MasterBrand Cabinets4
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
GNC1True Value1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethel:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMOU (1230 AM; 1 kW; BERLIN, NH; Owner: JERICHO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • WKTQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH PARIS, ME; Owner: PENNESSEEWASSEE BROADCASTING CO INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethel:

  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WOXO-FM (92.7 FM; NORWAY, ME; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)

TV broadcast stations around Bethel:

  • W04BS (Channel 4; BETHEL, ETC., ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
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
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 26.4mTotal length
  • 33,678Total average daily traffic
  • 1,679Total average daily truck traffic
  • 47,190Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bethel)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Fire Station Rt 5 (Lat: 44.405889 Lon: -70.790611), Call Sign: WXR378,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.070 MHz, 154.310 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2013, Expiration Date: 07/28/2023, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Fire Sation Rt 5 (Lat: 44.405889 Lon: -70.790611), Call Sign: KSE721,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.995 MHz, 154.025 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2013, Expiration Date: 05/04/2023, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • Slr R O W (Lat: 44.375056 Lon: -70.957861), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WNPW494, Licensee ID: L00077471,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.815 MHz, 160.965 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/1997, Expiration Date: 12/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2003, Registrant: Saint Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company, 96 S George St, York, PA 17401, Phone: (207) 782-5680
  • Mayville Rd (Lat: 44.415056 Lon: -70.795583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.6 m, Overall height: 4.5 m, Call Sign: WQAZ694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.275 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2014, Expiration Date: 09/01/2024, Certifier: Rob Gunderson, Registrant: Federal License Management, 1784 E. 3rd Street Suite 269, Williamsport, PA 17701-3862, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 322-6825, Email:
  • 639 Walker Mills Rd. (Lat: 44.413611 Lon: -70.733056), Call Sign: WQDL345,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.300 MHz, 467.350 MHz, 469.675 MHz, Grant Date: 09/25/2015, Expiration Date: 09/22/2025, Certifier: George A Nickerson, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1565 Oak Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, Mt Abrams (Lat: 44.369778 Lon: -70.712833), Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNTJ211,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/1999, Expiration Date: 10/11/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/10/2006, Phone: (202) 857-2571
  • SUNDAY RIVER, Skyway Road (010351) (Lat: 44.457389 Lon: -70.866417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 34.7 m, Overall height: 37.7 m, Call Sign: WPQY212,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 10/19/2010, Expiration Date: 11/21/2020, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • NEWRY, Skyway Road (010351) (Lat: 44.457361 Lon: -70.866389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 34.7 m, Overall height: 37.7 m, Call Sign: WQQK264,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2013, Expiration Date: 01/11/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • West Bethel, Off Route 2 (Lat: 44.401222 Lon: -70.847056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQRG637,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 05/09/2023, Certifier: Jessica B Lyons, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Email:
  • North Bethel, 45 Howling Hole Road (Lat: 44.470639 Lon: -70.776306), Type: Pole, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 44.5 m, Call Sign: WQRG638,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 05/09/2023, Certifier: Jessica B Lyons, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Email:
  • Hanover, 207 Ash Road (Lat: 44.483250 Lon: -70.679417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 39 m, Overall height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WQRT904,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 07/25/2013, Expiration Date: 07/25/2023, Certifier: Jessica B Lyons, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE AVIATION DREAM MACHINE 00 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3024 , Serial Number: 4885, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 04/26/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Randy D Autrey, 139 Intervale Rd, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: INFINITY 2 PL POWERED PARACHU (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 44504 , Serial Number: IPP3-192, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 07/13/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Randy D Autrey, 139 Intervale Rd, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5143W , Serial Number: 28-173, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 04/08/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Randy D Autrey, 139 Intervale Rd, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 58443 , Serial Number: 18262067, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 02/16/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Mark H Szeliga, Po Box 505, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 704VL , Serial Number: 15078908, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 07/12/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Mark Szeliga, Po Box 505, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER INC SR7 XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7123V , Serial Number: 98-2073-SR7XL, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 08/27/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Randy D Autrey, 139 Intervale Rd, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: UNIVERSAL GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 80589 , Serial Number: 92, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/10/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/28/2019
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Nathan B Wight, 2097 Intervale Rd, Bethel, ME 04217, Other Owners: Debbie D Wight

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fires - 25 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bethel, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (58.3%), and Outside Fires (20.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bethel, ME
    • 6758.3%Structure Fires
    • 2420.9%Outside Fires
    • 1916.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 54.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethel, ME

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Maine:

  • The Bethel Inn And Country Club, Broad St, Bethel, Maine 04217 , Phone: (207) 824-2175, Fax: (207) 824-2233
  • Norseman Inn & Motel, 134 Mayville Rd, Bethel, Maine 04217 , Phone: (207) 824-2002, Fax: (207) 824-0640
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Maine
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bethel, ME
  • 76.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.1%Wood
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bethel, ME
  • 62.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.3%Electricity
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bethel compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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