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Bethany is a township in Harrison County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Missouri named Bethany. For links to other places called Bethany, MO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bethany is 40.262N. The longitude is -94.03W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,450.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bethany demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harrison 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 64424 ZIP code.
22% of Bethany residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bethany ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bethany was $15,080, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Bethany residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bethany, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $255. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $657.
Harrison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bethany political report.
The average commute time for Bethany workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Bethany, MOPros: quiet, nice people, good access to Interstate 35, fairly good amenities for a small town (Super Walmart, McDonald's, Taco Bell, KFC, HyVee Grocery, Dollar General Store, Dairy Queen, Russell Stover's, Subway, several other independent restaurants)
Cons: NO animal control, many dogs running loose, "good ole boy" government, poor city planning (congested area vs...
This is a good place to Raise a family, buy a home (CHEAP housing prices, some very nice older homes), Retire
General info: population about 3000, 5000 in Harrison County, located right on Interstate 35 (exits 88, 92 and 94)Blog about Bethany
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