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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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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.
23% of Bethel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bethel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $788. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,526.
Libraries in Bethel include Kuskokwim Consortium Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bethel include Bethel Delta Discovery
TV stations in Bethel include KYUK.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KYUK.
The average commute time for Bethel workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Bethel include Long House Bethel.
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