Bethel, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 118 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 56  (48.0%)
Females: 62  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  53.4 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip code: 63434

Estimated median household income in 2016: $25,433 (it was $22,083 in 2000)
Bethel:

$25,433
MO:

$51,746

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,150 (it was $13,958 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $50,502 (it was $23,100 in 2000)
Bethel:

$50,502
MO:

$151,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $118,648; Detached houses: $120,299; Townhouses or other attached units: $237,416; In 2-unit structures: $86,525; Mobile homes: $117,763

Median gross rent in 2016: $490.

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    • 11493.4%White alone
    • 54.1%Two or more races
    • 32.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bethel: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.9%), American (24.4%), English (4.4%), Irish (4.4%), Swedish (4.4%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 713 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 835 people per square mile   (low).

Bethel, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Bethel:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethel village:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.0%
Missouri:

3.9%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Bethel, Missouri as of March 23, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Bethel to the number of sex offenders is 33 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $408 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $525 (1.0%)

Bethel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (66.3 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (128.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (264.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Shelbyville, MO (2.2 miles ), Plevna, MO (2.7 miles) , Leonard, MO (2.9 miles) , Newark, MO (2.9 miles) , Shelbina, MO (3.6 miles ), Novelty, MO (3.7 miles) , Clarence, MO (4.0 miles ), Hunnewell, MO (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 39.88 N, Longitude: 92.02 W

Area code: 660

Bethel household income distribution Bethel home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)

Average climate in Bethel, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bethel-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Bethel village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1975, a category F4 tornado 15.4 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethel-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 242.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 233.1 miles away from Bethel center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 230.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 258.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 263.1 miles away from Bethel center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 244.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 11, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethel:

  • SALT RIVER N H (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SHELBINA, MO)
  • CLARENCE NH DISTRICT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLARENCE, MO)
  • CLARENCE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLARENCE, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:

  • Truman State University (about 37 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 40 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Columbia College (about 66 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 13,975)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 67 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 29,599)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 79 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 82 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 84 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)

Private high school in Bethel:

  • HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 230, Location: 101 NATIONS BLVD, Grades: PK-12)

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Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.0%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.0 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  56.7%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Missouri average:

10.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bethel village (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,20522
Mainline Protestant6218
Catholic5442
None2,003-
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: 2
Shelby County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Shelby County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Shelby County:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

7.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.7%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

21.2%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bethel:

54.8%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.4%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bethel:

22.2%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.4%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bethel:

7.0
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.0%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Bethel:

59.3%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.8%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethel, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$390
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$234
Sewerage 0$0 2$354
Totals for Government 0$0 9$978

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $7,000 ($59.32)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $5,000 ($42.37)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($42.37)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($33.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($25.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($84.75)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($101.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($33.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($42.37)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($33.90)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($33.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($169.49)

4.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Macon County, MO  0.66% ($20,750 average AGI)
from Monroe County, MO  0.50% ($24,833)
from Marion County, MO  0.41% ($27,000)


6.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Macon County, MO  0.69% ($42,529 average AGI)
to Boone County, MO  0.57% ($21,357)
to Randolph County, MO  0.45% ($16,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethel:

  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPSN (1590 AM; 3 kW; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethel:

  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KWWR (95.7 FM; MEXICO, MO; Owner: KXEO RADIO, INC.)
  • KICK-FM (97.9 FM; PALMYRA, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KJIR (91.7 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: BELIEVERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWBZ (107.5 FM; MONROE CITY, MO; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bethel:

  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 296Total average daily traffic
  • 32Total average daily truck traffic
  • 429Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Vicky L Nanneman, 1649 Highway 15 (Lat: 39.890972 Lon: -92.022444), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.1 m, Registrant: 6603959633, Vnanneman@charitonvalley.Com, 1213 E BRIGGS DR
  • Vicky L Nanneman, 1649 Highway 15 (Lat: 39.890972 Lon: -92.022444), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 76.1 m, Registrant: 6603959633, Vnanneman@charitonvalley.Com, 1213 E BRIGGS DR
  • Vicky L Nanneman, 1649 Highway 15 (Lat: 39.890972 Lon: -92.022444), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 29205 m, Overall height: 76.1 m, Registrant: 6603959600, Vnanneman@charitonvalley.Com, 1213 E BRIGGS DR
  • Vicky L Nanneman, 1649 Highway 15 (Lat: 39.890972 Lon: -92.022444), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 29205 m, Overall height: 76.1 m, Registrant: 6603959600, Vnanneman@charitonvalley.Com, 1213 E BRIGGS DR
  • Vicky Nanneman, 1649 Highway 15 (Lat: 39.890972 Lon: -92.022444), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 29205 m, Overall height: 76.1 m, Registrant: 6603959633, Vnanneman@charitonvalley.Com, 1213 EAST BRIGGS DRIVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • RTE. E. LOOP MM, Rte. E Loop Mm - 0.75mi Se Of Cr 92 & Sr J Junction (Lat: 39.891944 Lon: -91.947778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPTE600
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.475 MHzGrant Date: 07/07/2011, Expiration Date: 09/12/2021, Certifier: Tony StiefelRegistrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Bethel, 1649 Highway 15 (Lat: 39.890972 Lon: -92.022444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.1 m, Overall height: 80.7 m, Call Sign: WQON720
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 11/30/2011, Expiration Date: 11/30/2021, Certifier: James SimonRegistrant: Missouri Rsa No. 5 Partnership D/B/A Chariton Valley Wireless Services, 1213 East Briggs Drive, Macon, MO 63552, Phone: (660) 395-9633, Fax: (660) 395-4403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB5KQD, Licensee ID: L00328147, Grant Date: 09/16/2010, Expiration Date: 11/07/2020, Certifier: Stan C Rutherford, Registrant: Stan C Rutherford, 207 New Creation Rd, Bethel, MO 63434

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Bethel compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
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