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Bethel is in Bethel census area.

The community name derives from Hebrew for "house of God."

The latitude of Bethel is 60.792N. The longitude is -161.755W.

Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,983.


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Median household income
Local
$57,321
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bethel demographic reports
Bethel is at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River, in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.
Founded by Eskimos who named the community after a local fish smokehouse.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 68. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 11.4 per 1,000 people.
Bethel received national attention for 1997 school shootings in which the principal and one student are killed, and two others injured.
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.)
Quotes:
Bethel, I would learn, ran on coffee, whiskey and reindeer sausage.
-- A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

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6% of Bethel residents report German ancestry, and 3% 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 $20,267, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% 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 $788.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,526.


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Libraries in Bethel include Kuskokwim Consortium Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bethel include Bethel Delta Discovery

TV stations in Bethel include KYUK.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KYUK.

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The average commute time for Bethel workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bethel include Long House Bethel.

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“ Bethel, I would learn, ran on coffee, whiskey and reindeer sausage. ”
~ A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

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