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Bethlehem, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Village of Bethlehem had a population of 2,451 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bethlehem is located at latitude 40.0444 and longitude -80.6881 in Ohio County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bethlehem (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ohio County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,247 feet.

The Village of Bethlehem (GNIS ID: 2391550) 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 Village of Bethlehem is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ohio County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethlehem 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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Bethlehem, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,451
Daytime Population: Workers 423
Daytime Population: Residents 1,108
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,531
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 2,451
Population in Familes 1,973
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 692
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $57,757
Average Household Income $80,443
Per Capita Income $35,965


Total Housing Units 1,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 874 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $133,498
Average Home Value $173,541


Total Households 1,096
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 716
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 -0.27% -0.43%
Households -0.14% -0.37%
Families -0.36% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Bethlehem, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethlehem 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 # 68 83rd
Population Density # 215 47th
Diversity Index # 146 63rd
Median Household Income # 17 96th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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