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Bethesda township, AR map Land area: 52.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 199 (all rural)
Males: 105  (52.8%)
Females: 94  (47.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 199 (170 owner occupied, 29 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

31%


Races in Bethesda township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 22.6%
  • Black: 75.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0%

Median age of males: 50.7
Median age of females: 55.0

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Average household size: 2.01

Bethesda township:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.58

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,810 ($27,917 in 1999)
This township:

$32,810
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $251 (lower quartile is $226, upper quartile is $306)
Here:

$251
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $87,960 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
Bethesda township:

$87,960
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $20,243 - $127,331

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $99,767
Here:

$99,767
State:

$146,298

Mobile homes: $95,623
Here:

$95,623
State:

$38,244
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

32.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

20.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Bethesda township include: Union Church (A), Capernaum Church (B), Church of God (C), Rocky Hill Church (D), Tates Bluff Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Cemetery (1), Tate Cemetery (2), McGill Cemetery (3), Hill Cemetery (4), Bragg Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Saxon Lake (A), Bragg Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: French Creek (A), Hamilton Creek (B), Little Missouri River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (100% naturalized citizens)

Bethesda township:  4.5%
State:  2.8%

91% of Bethesda township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0% lived in Arkansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 210
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 6
  • South: 0
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Bethesda township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 113
  • One, attached: 7
  • Mobile homes: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $75,000


Housing units in Bethesda township with a mortgage: 21 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 34
  • 1970 to 1979: 18
  • 1960 to 1969: 31
  • 1950 to 1959: 23
  • 1940 to 1949: 16
  • 1939 or earlier: 5

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bethesda township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 31
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 1
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bethesda township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 2
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bethesda township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 38
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bethesda township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 4
  • 3 bedrooms: 0
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Bethesda township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Bethesda township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 4
  • 2 vehicles: 7
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Petroleum and coal products (37%)
  • Chemicals (26%)
  • Wood products (21%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (57%)
  • Food and beverage stores (29%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (68%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (21%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (57%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (29%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bethesda township:

  • Scotch-Irish (9.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Canada (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 27 (93%)
  • Carpooled: 2 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (4%)

97.1% of residents of Bethesda township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 225
  • In family households: 205 (45 male householders, 17 female householders)
    47 spouses, 54 children (44 natural, 2 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 20 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 0 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20 (9 male householders (9 living alone)), 6 female householders (2 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 33 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 11 1-person, 4 2-persons,

13 married couples with children.
10 single-parent households (4 men, 6 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Bethesda township:

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