Bethlehem, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 4,214. Population change since 2000: +13.5%
Males: 1,997  (47.4%)
Females: 2,217  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  44.5 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 28601, 28681.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,614 (it was $52,443 in 2000)
Bethlehem:

$61,614
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,122 (it was $28,537 in 2000)

Bethlehem CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $181,087 (it was $126,400 in 2000)
Bethlehem:

$181,087
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $245,644; Detached houses: $252,506; Mobile homes: $43,787

Median gross rent in 2016: $615.

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  • Races in Bethlehem, NC (2010)

    Bethlehem races chart
    • 4,00495.0%White alone
    • 832.0%Hispanic
    • 441.0%Two or more races
    • 380.9%Asian alone
    • 310.7%Black alone
    • 80.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bethlehem: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (33.7%), English (12.8%), German (12.7%), Irish (12.2%), European (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 7.59 square miles.

Population density: 555 people per square mile   (low).

Bethlehem,NC real estate house value index trend

Bethlehem, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Bethlehem:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethlehem CDP:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

75 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,190 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,297 (0.7%)

Bethlehem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (39.0 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (49.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (443.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: St. Stephens, NC (1.8 miles ), Northlakes, NC (2.2 miles ), Hickory, NC (2.3 miles ), Long View, NC (2.8 miles ), Granite Falls, NC (2.8 miles ), Brookford, NC (2.8 miles ), Conover, NC (2.8 miles ), Rhodhiss, NC (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.81 N, Longitude: 81.29 W

Area code: 828

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

4.8%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (22%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Bethlehem: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bethlehem, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bethlehem, North Carolina average temperatures Bethlehem, North Carolina average precipitation Bethlehem, North Carolina humidity Bethlehem, North Carolina wind speed Bethlehem, North Carolina snowfall Bethlehem, North Carolina sunshine Bethlehem, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Bethlehem-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Bethlehem place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 11.6 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethlehem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.9 miles away from Bethlehem center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 149.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 102.1 miles away from Bethlehem center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 211.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alexander County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethlehem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethlehem:

  • BRIAN CENTER OF HICKORY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • GUARDIAN HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF HICKORY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHABI HICK (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • HICKORY MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HICKORY, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethlehem:

  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 8 miles; Hickory, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,785)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 12 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 23 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 23 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 24 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 29 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Gaston College (about 36 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)

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Churches in Bethlehem include: Mount Bethel Church (A), Shiloh Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Pisgah Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers: Upper Little River (A), Middle Little River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Alexander County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

53.2
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.701. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.701
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.26
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.3%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.3%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.6%
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: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Bethlehem (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Bethlehem Branch at Rink Dam Road And N.C. Highway 127, branch established on 1968/10/28. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
North Carolina average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethlehem CDP (based on Alexander County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,69649
Mainline Protestant4,64817
Catholic4771
Black Protestant1212
Other2-
None15,584-
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: 4
Alexander County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Alexander County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Alexander County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Alexander County:

28.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.8%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bethlehem:

52.1%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bethlehem:

50.1%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bethlehem:

21.8%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.4%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bethlehem:

36.3%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Bethlehem:

58.7%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethlehem, NC Residents

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

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 Catawba County, NC  1.40% ($36,589 average AGI)
from Iredell County, NC  0.72% ($27,293)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.44% ($28,263)


5.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

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 Catawba County, NC  1.68% ($29,417 average AGI)
to Iredell County, NC  0.78% ($32,822)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.44% ($18,491)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethlehem:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WAIZ (630 AM; 1 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYCV (900 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE FALLS, NC; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WACB (860 AM; 1 kW; TAYLORSVILLE, NC)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethlehem:

  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPIR (88.1 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Bethlehem:

  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W66BT (Channel 66; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTBL-LP (Channel 53; LENOIR, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 2,500Total average daily traffic
  • 175Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,000Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bethlehem)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station Rt 1 Taylorsville Sr 127 N (Lat: 35.300417 Lon: -81.540361), Call Sign: WSL597, Licensee ID: L00050311
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.325 MHzGrant Date: 12/04/2014, Expiration Date: 10/25/2024Registrant: Bethlehem Community Volunteer Fire Department Inc, 7373 Nc Hwy 127, Taylorsville, NC 28681, Phone: (828) 495-7411, Fax: (828) 495-7434
  • Int Nc Sr 2235 & 2245 At Bethlehem Vfd (Lat: 35.217083 Lon: -81.413694), Call Sign: WCA956
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.755 MHzGrant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 11/26/2021Registrant: New Wave Licensing Services Inc., 517 Sachs Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Fax: (717) 334-4739, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$126,29019$175,37196$180,8262$35,2407$172,2932$43,075
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$138,3600$04$120,4751$53,2500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$109,2502$85,10026$153,7182$22,4502$115,9052$73,355
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$54,5601$176,47011$178,1312$184,0401$222,9401$39,680
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$187,9606$123,2151$52,7300$01$55,860
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0407.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$148,7983$164,637
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$76,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$76,7500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0407.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Bethlehem compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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