Bethel, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,612 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 693  (43.0%)
Females: 919  (57.0%)
Median resident age:

51.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27812.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,469 (it was $25,326 in 2000)
Bethel:

$35,469
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,080 (it was $15,219 in 2000)

Bethel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,219 (it was $65,200 in 2000)
Bethel:

$91,219
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $101,935; detached houses: $106,197; mobile homes: $38,485

Median gross rent in 2017: $511.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bethel: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.4%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.5% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Bethel, NC (2010)
    • 93959.5%Black alone
    • 61138.7%White alone
    • 151.0%Hispanic
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Two or more races
    • 10.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Bethel, North Carolina as of January 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bethel is 274 to 1.


Crime rates in Bethel by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(58.4)
1
(58.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(58.4)
3
(174.1)
1
(59.5)
1
(57.5)
2
(114.9)
2
(123.2)
1
(61.5)
1
(61.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(817.3)
9
(522.3)
8
(476.2)
5
(287.5)
6
(344.6)
10
(616.1)
3
(184.6)
6
(368.8)
1
(61.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(350.3)
7
(406.3)
6
(357.1)
12
(690.1)
1
(57.4)
5
(308.1)
1
(61.5)
2
(122.9)
1
(61.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(1,401)
45
(2,612)
46
(2,738)
68
(3,910)
46
(2,642)
44
(2,711)
44
(2,708)
34
(2,090)
10
(612.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(58.4)
3
(174.1)
3
(178.6)
3
(172.5)
3
(172.3)
2
(123.2)
2
(123.1)
2
(122.9)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.0)
1
(59.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)312.9350.0261.9293.3226.9349.4300.9194.241.1

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City-data.com crime index in Bethel, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (8.4%), English (7.4%), European (3.7%), German (2.8%), Irish (2.6%), African (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 1,541 people per square mile   (low).

Bethel, North Carolina map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,316 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $813 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (14.2 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (71.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (314.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Parmele, NC (1.9 miles ),
Conetoe, NC (2.1 miles ),
Robersonville, NC (2.7 miles ),
Belvoir, NC (2.9 miles ),
Stokes, NC (3.0 miles ),
Hassell, NC (3.0 miles),
Princeville, NC (3.1 miles ),
Falkland, NC (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 35.81 N, Longitude: 77.38 W

Area code: 252

Distribution of median household income in Bethel, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bethel, NC in 2017

Property values in Bethel, NC

Bethel satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Bethel, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Food (8.0%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.4%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Food (9.3%)
  • Chemicals (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Bethel, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Food processing workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Bethel, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bethel, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.3. This is better than average.

City:

60.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.00
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.63. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.63
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bethel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Bethel town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethel-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.5 miles away from Bethel center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 255.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 319.5 miles away from Bethel center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.1 miles away from Bethel center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 122.0 miles away from Bethel center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pitt County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethel:

  • THE FOUNTAINS AT THE ALBEMARLE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • SKILL CREATIONS OF TARBORO (Hospital, about 12 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • TARBORO NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • WESTGATE NURSING CENTER OF TARBORO (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • BEVERLY HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - TARBORO (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • VIDANT EDGECOMBE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; TARBORO, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:

  • Edgecombe Community College (about 13 miles; Tarboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,058)
  • East Carolina University (about 14 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 18 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Nash Community College (about 32 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 42 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Wayne Community College (about 43 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Craven Community College (about 51 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)

Public high school in Bethel:

Public elementary/middle school in Bethel:

  • BETHEL ELEMENTARY (Location: 152 E. WASHINGTON STREET, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bethel: Town Hall (A), Bethel Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

BETHEL, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,640, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-13-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-03-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
5 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Banks with branches in Bethel (2011 data):

  • Southern Bank and Trust Company: Bethel Branch at 7458 Main Street, branch established on 1986/08/18. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,039.8 mil, Deposits: $1,658.5 mil, headquarters in Mount Olive, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Bethel Branch at 122 West Andrews Street, branch established on 2002/06/14. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Bethel:

Marital status in Bethel, NC
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

For population 25 years and over in Bethel:

  • High school or higher: 72.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethel, NC (based on Pitt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant36,334154
Mainline Protestant23,02947
Catholic5,4893
Black Protestant2,71232
Other1,85511
Orthodox501
None98,679-
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: 29
Pitt County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Pitt County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 102
Here:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pitt County:

9.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.2%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bethel:

46.8%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.6%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Bethel:

30.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.2%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bethel:

6.6
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.2%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Bethel:

49.5%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Bethel:

82.4%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethel, NC 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
Police Protection - Officers 12$28,233$28,2330$0
Water Supply 3$7,791$31,1640$0
Streets and Highways 3$6,155$24,6200$0
Financial Administration 1$3,247$38,9640$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,016$36,1920$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$4,600
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 2$3,562
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 20$48,442$29,0654$8,162

Bethel government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $934,000 ($579.40)
    Police Protection: $304,000 ($188.59)
    Water Utilities: $266,000 ($165.01)
    Financial Administration: $237,000 ($147.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000 ($76.92)
    Regular Highways: $109,000 ($67.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($35.98)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($21.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000 ($16.75)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($8.68)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($8.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($17.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($5.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $118,000 ($73.20)

Bethel government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $417,000 ($258.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000 ($77.54)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $58,000 ($35.98)
    Other: $34,000 ($21.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $2,628,000 ($1630.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $277,000 ($171.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $143,000 ($88.71)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.62)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $309,000 ($191.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $357,000 ($221.46)
    Highways: $51,000 ($31.64)
  • Tax - Property: $350,000 ($217.12)
    Other License: $3,000 ($1.86)

Bethel government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,010,000 ($3728.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,800,000 ($3598.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,976,000 ($1225.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,766,000 ($1095.53)

Bethel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $402,000 ($249.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000 ($110.42)

7.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

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 Beaufort County, NC  0.47% ($31,652 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.41% ($33,410)
from Lenoir County, NC  0.38% ($32,201)


7.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,680 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($641 average AGI)
Pitt County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wake County, NC  0.93% ($43,846 average AGI)
to Beaufort County, NC  0.45% ($36,691)
to Lenoir County, NC  0.28% ($29,475)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethel:

  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCPS (760 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TARBORO, NC; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCAST VENTURES, LTD)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WOOW (1340 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: THE MINORITY VOICE, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethel:

  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W287AH (105.3 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCZI (98.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WSAY-FM (98.5 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WIAM-FM (98.9 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAGO (88.7 FM; SNOW HILL, NC; Owner: PATHWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, INC.)
  • W201AO (88.1 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WZMB (91.3 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY STUDENT MEDIA BOARD)

TV broadcast stations around Bethel:

  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W60CV (Channel 60; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNCR-LP (Channel 20; WILSON, NC; Owner: ON THE MAP, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Bethel: Max Thompson.

Bethel fatal accident list:

Feb 3, 2000 06:25 PM, Sr-11, Lat: 35.798042, Lon: -77.373457, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 6, 1990 07:05 PM, S Main St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 22, 1990 01:36 PM, Washington, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 167ft / 50.8mTotal length
  • 103,250Total average daily traffic
  • 11,791Total average daily truck traffic
  • 101,300Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bethel, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 111990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bethel, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bethel)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • James St (Lat: 35.808778 Lon: -77.374694), Call Sign: KJV248,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.355 MHz, Grant Date: 12/17/2010, Expiration Date: 03/06/2021, Registrant: Pitt County Emergency Management, 1717 West 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27834, Phone: (252) 902-3950, Fax: (252) 830-6348, Email:
  • Lat: 35.768333 Lon: -77.364167, Call Sign: WPPU898,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz, 159.585 MHz, 159.630 MHz, 159.900 MHz, 160.140 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2005, Expiration Date: 01/24/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2015, Certifier: Larry Cuthberson, Registrant: Lao 20704413, 102 E. Middle St., Pineola, NC 28662, Phone: (828) 387-0861, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • FRY PAN MNT, Off Of Blue Ridge Pkwy (Lat: 35.393917 Lon: -82.774333), Type: Upole, Structure height: 16.8 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WNZW464,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.650 MHz, Grant Date: 05/12/2012, Expiration Date: 07/07/2022, Registrant: Wccs, 26941 Cabot Road 134, Sylva, NC 28779-0488, Phone: (828) 586-0611, Fax: (828) 586-0451, Email:
  • Lat: 35.768333 Lon: -77.364167, Call Sign: WQDN914,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.585 MHz, 159.630 MHz, 160.140 MHz, 151.520 MHz, 159.900 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/2015, Expiration Date: 10/12/2025, Certifier: Larry Cuthbertson, Registrant: Mitch Grubb, 1715 Sells Road, Salisbury, NC 28144, Phone: (704) 798-2439, Email:
  • HWY 11 METER VAULT, 77m Nne Of Intersection Of Sr 11 N & Sr 30 (Lat: 35.786389 Lon: -77.370833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQPC763,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.237 MHz, Grant Date: 04/09/2012, Expiration Date: 04/09/2022, Certifier: Todd Bullock, Registrant: Siemens Industry Inc, 1239 Willow Lake Blvd, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2701, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FRYING PAN, Frying Pan Mtn (Lat: 35.393917 Lon: -82.774333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 55.5 m, Call Sign: WPYN267,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2013, Expiration Date: 09/12/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB4SV, Licensee ID: L00849229, Grant Date: 05/29/2014, Expiration Date: 07/09/2024, Certifier: Milton Jenkins Jr, Registrant: Milton Jenkins Jr, 412 Second St, Bethel, NC 27812
  • Call Sign: KC4YOU, Licensee ID: L00220202, Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 04/02/2021, Certifier: Dennis C Peay, Registrant: Dennis C Peay, Bethel, NC 27812
  • Call Sign: WD4MAR, Grant Date: 06/21/1988, Expiration Date: 06/21/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2000, Registrant: Marion S Davis Jr, 213 Pitt St, Bethel, NC 27812
  • Call Sign: KE5ACR, Licensee ID: L00786883, Grant Date: 10/31/2013, Expiration Date: 01/26/2024, Cancellation Date: 05/13/2017, Certifier: Gary L Coriell, Registrant: Gary L Coriell, 1094 Us 64 Alt W, Bethel, NC 27812
  • Call Sign: KK4GC, Previous Call Sign: KE5ACR, Licensee ID: L00786883, Grant Date: 05/13/2017, Expiration Date: 05/13/2027, Certifier: Gary L Coriell, Registrant: Gary L Coriell, 1094 Us 64 Alt W, Bethel, NC 27812

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 512BW , Serial Number: AA5-0702, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 07/20/2012
    Registrant (LLC): Raw Logistics LLC, Po Box 429, Bethel, NC 27812
  • Aircraft: TIGER AIRCRAFT LLC AG-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 956TE , Serial Number: 10235, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 09/14/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Raw Logistics LLC, Po Box 429, Bethel, NC 27812

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$51,060
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0020.02

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 19. The highest number of fire incidents - 41 took place in 2011, and the least - 3 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bethel, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.9%), and Outside Fires (33.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bethel, NC
    • 11639.9%Structure Fires
    • 9833.7%Outside Fires
    • 5819.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 196.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethel, NC
Most common first names in Bethel, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5471.1 years
James5372.0 years
John4172.9 years
Mary2674.6 years
Willie1970.0 years
Robert1969.5 years
Annie1779.5 years
Rosa1578.7 years
George1370.0 years
Walter1171.0 years
Most common last names in Bethel, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Whitehurst4274.1 years
Brown3869.7 years
Staton3271.9 years
Carson2876.7 years
Williams2663.3 years
Manning2572.0 years
Council2172.4 years
Purvis2076.8 years
Andrews2073.2 years
Jones2072.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bethel, NC
  • 73.7%Electricity
  • 18.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bethel, NC
  • 93.9%Electricity
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bethel compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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