Living in Bethel, AK

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Bethel SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
6
Amenities
6
Education
7
Commute
10

Bethel, AK Crime Report

156
Total Crimes
2,396.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-6.68%
Below National Average

Bethel, AK Cost Of Living

130
Bethel's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Bethel, Alaska Info Snack

Bethel (Mamterilleq in Central Alaskan Yup'ik) is a city located near the west coast of the U.S. state of Alaska, approximately 400 miles (640 km) west of Anchorage, in the Bethel Census Area. Accessible only by air and river, Bethel is the main port on the Kuskokwim River and is an administrative and transportation hub for the 56 villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Population
6,424
Unemployment
9.0%
Poverty
13.3%
Median Home
$265,700
Median Income
$89,000
Median Rent
$1,503

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Rankings for Bethel in Alaska

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Map Of Bethel, AK

Population over time in Bethel

Year Population % Change
2017 6,424 0.2%
2016 6,408 0.7%
2015 6,365 -0.1%
2014 6,370 1.2%
2013 6,295 1.6%
2012 6,197 0.9%
2011 6,140 1.7%
2010 6,036 1.1%
2009 5,971 -
Crime/100k Bethel AK USA
Violent Crime 1521.0 885.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.4 5.0
Robbery 92.2 121.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 952.5 595.4 246.8
Property Crime 875.7 3300.5 2199.5
Burglary 230.5 539.6 376.0
Larceny 460.9 2219.0 1594.6
Car Theft 184.4 541.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Bethel

White
21.9% (1,410)
African American
1.8% (114)
American Indian
61.5% (3,950)
Asian
2.8% (180)
Hawaiian
0.0% (1)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
6.5% (417)
Hispanic
5.5% (352)
Race Bethel AK USA
White 21.9% 61.0% 61.1%
African American 1.8% 3.1% 12.3%
American Indian 61.5% 14.0% 0.7%
Asian 2.8% 6.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 1.2% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 6.5% 7.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.5% 6.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Bethel, Alaska

Less than $10,000
3.5% (22,777)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.1% (26,409)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.3% (46,876)
$25,000 to $34,999
4.4% (28,059)
$35,000 to $49,999
7.7% (49,516)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.4% (79,887)
$75,000 to $99,999
16.4% (105,306)
$100,000 to $149,999
22.5% (144,589)
$150,000 to $199,999
13.0% (83,518)
$200,000 or more
8.6% (55,458)
Income Bethel AK USA
Less than $10,000 3.5% 4.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.1% 3.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.3% 6.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 4.4% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 7.7% 10.5% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.4% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 16.4% 14.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 22.5% 19.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 13.0% 9.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 8.6% 7.9% 7.0%

Gender in Bethel

Female
48.2% (3,098)
Male
51.8% (3,325)
Gender Bethel AK USA
Female 48.2% 47.8% 50.8%
Male 51.8% 52.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bethel for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (256)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (385)
High School / GED
40.0% (2,569)
Some College
20.0% (1,284)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (513)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (770)
Master's Degree
8.0% (513)
Professional Degree
2.0% (128)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Bethel AK USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 40.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 27.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 18.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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