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Bethel is a town in Oxford County.

The community was named for the biblical place.

The latitude of Bethel is 44.404N. The longitude is -70.791W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,411.


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Median household income
Local
$33,803
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bethel demographic reports
Bethel is on the Androscoggin River, in the Oxford Hills.
The Gehring Clinic, which treated nervous disorders, attracted wealthy patients in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mollyockett Day - July 21, 2007
  • Maine Performing Arts Festival - Aug. 8-12, 2007
  • Harvest Fest - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Sunday River Fall Festival Weekend - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bethel web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Dr. Moses Mason House, O'Neil Robinson House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Bethel residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bethel ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bethel was $17,458, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Bethel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bethel include Broad Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Bethel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $948.


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Libraries in Bethel include Bethel Library Assn ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Bethel workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bethel include Chapman Inn.

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