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Bethany, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethany had a population of 1,040 as of July 1, 2017. Bethany ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethany is located at latitude 40.2048 and longitude -80.5609 in Brooke County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bethany (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brooke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The Town of Bethany (GNIS ID: 2390725) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Bethany is located within Wellsburg District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brooke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethany population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bethany, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,040
Daytime Population: Workers 148
Daytime Population: Residents 621
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 427
Population in Familes 330
Population in Group Qrtrs 613
Population Density2 1,420
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $57,450
Average Household Income $72,803
Per Capita Income $24,166


Total Housing Units 190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $107,407
Average Home Value $121,272


Total Households 176
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% -0.06%
Households 0.16% 0.0%
Families 1.13% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.13%

Bethany, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethany to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 147 64th
Population Density # 102 75th
Diversity Index # 31 93rd
Median Household Income # 18 96th
Per Capita Income # 103 75th

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