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Bethel is a town in Sullivan County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Bethel. For links to other places called Bethel, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Bethel is 41.683N. The longitude is -74.871W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,322 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,362.


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$36,017
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bethel demographic reports
The first Woodstock concert took place here in 1969.
Filming location for:
· 1970 movie, "Woodstock"
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Superior State Park
Historic sites and museums: Bethel Woodstock Museum

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18% of Bethel residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $25,335, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Bethel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bethel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $503.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,031.


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Sullivan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bethel political report.

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The average commute time for Bethel workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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