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Bethany, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethany had a population of 1,027 as of July 1, 2016. Bethany ranks in the upper quartile for 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, 2016.

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Bethany, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,027
Population in Households 414
Population in Familes 321
Population in Group Qrtrs 613
Population Density1 1,402
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $105,769
Average Home Value $129,545


Median Household Income $55,608
Average Household Income $69,935
Per Capita Income $23,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.12%
Households -0.18% -0.35%
Families 0.99% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   0.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 151 63rd
Population Density1 # 106 74th
Diversity Index2 # 31 93rd
Median Household Income # 22 95th
Per Capita Income # 97 76th

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