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Bethel is a town in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.

The community was named after biblical place

The latitude of Bethel is 41.374N. The longitude is -73.395W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,067.


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Median household income
Local
$68,891
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bethel demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· P.T. Barnum, showman
· Meg Ryan, actress
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of Bethel residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $28,927, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% 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 $744.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,586.


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

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

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Hotels in Bethel include Best Western, Best Western, Microtel Inn and Suites.

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