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Bethlehem is a township in Hunterdon County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the biblical place
The latitude of Bethlehem is 40.683N. The longitude is -74.966W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,820.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bethlehem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hunterdon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08826 ZIP code.
23% of Bethlehem residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bethlehem ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bethlehem was $35,298, compared with $21,587 nationally.
45% of Bethlehem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bethlehem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $677. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,924.
Hunterdon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bethlehem political report.
The average commute time for Bethlehem workers is 40 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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