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Bethany, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethany had a population of 1,027 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Bethany, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,027
Population in Households 430
Population in Familes 332
Population in Group Qrtrs 597
Population Density2 1,402
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $59,381
Average Household Income $74,339
Per Capita Income $24,584


Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $115,625
Average Home Value $147,664


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.11% -0.06%
Households 0.21% -0.23%
Families 1.11% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   0.82%

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, 2018 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 # 149 63rd
Population Density # 105 74th
Diversity Index # 34 92nd
Median Household Income # 20 95th
Per Capita Income # 110 73rd

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