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Bethel Census Area, AK


Designated Market Area: none
USDA County Type (2015): Low Employment
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Native American Lands

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2022 population: 18,257   ( 1,244 from 2010)
Land area: 40627.0 square miles
Population density: 0.4 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:1,486 8.14% 19.8%
Black:1770.97% 172.3%
Indian:15,27083.64% 8.6%
Asian:2081.14% 18.2%
2+ races:7073.87% 4.7%
Hispanic:4092.24% 126.0%
Total non-White:16,77191.86% 10.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:898 24.0
Deaths:3629.7
Net Migration: -964-25.8
Net Immigration: 80.2
Change in White population:-368 -2.2
Change in Non-White pop.:1,612 9.5




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
17,013
1,85410.90%
650.38%
14,05682.62%
1761.03%
6753.97%
1811.06%
15,15989.10%

2000
16,006
1,95812.23%
590.37%
13,06381.61%
1771.11%
6043.77%
1400.87%
14,04887.77%

1990
13,656
2,10815.44%
710.52%
11,29382.70%
970.71%
n/a
870.64%
11,54884.56%

1980
10,999
1,56614.24%
520.47%
9,25384.13%
500.45%
n/a
690.63%
9,43385.76%

1970
7,579
7459.83%
240.32%
650.86%
6,69688.35%
n/a
220.29%
6,834 90.17%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
3,942 24.6
8275.2
-1,754-11.0
310.2
-104 -0.6
1,111 6.9
1990's
NumberRate
4,158 30.4
7705.6
-551-4.0
930.7
-150 -1.1
2,500 18.3
1980's
NumberRate
3,800 34.5
703 6.4
0 0.0
n/a
542 4.9
2,115 19.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
0 0.0
n/a
821 10.8
2,599 34.3

Age, Family & Household Data for Bethel Census Area, AK

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
28.7
6,453 35.3%
11,804 64.7%
1,435 7.9%
4,565
3.82
3,420 74.9%
2,075 60.7%
392 11.5%
1,145 25.1%

2010
NumberPercent
26.2
6,218 36.5%
10,795 63.5%
1,041 6.1%
4,651
3.59
3,436 73.9%
2,112 61.5%
480 14.0%
1,215 26.1%

2000
NumberPercent
25.1
6,391 39.9%
9,615 60.1%
841 5.3%
4,222
3.73
3,193 75.6%
2,072 64.9%
392 12.3%
1,029 24.4%

1990
NumberPercent
25.1
5,319 38.9%
8,337 61.1%
663 4.9%
3,608
3.72
2,771 76.8%
2,002 72.2%
313 11.3%
837 23.2%

1980
NumberPercent
22.0
4,572 41.6%
6,427 58.4%
424 3.9%
2,705
4.02
2,046 75.6%
1,554 76.0%
201 9.8%
659 24.4%

2022 Housing Data for Bethel Census Area, AK

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units6,003 
Median Value$120,600 
Occupied4,56576.0%
Vacant1,43824.0%
Owned2,69359.0%
Rented1,87241.0%
Median Rent$1,408 
Single-Family Units4,83580.5%
    Detached4,75679.2%
    Attached791.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units3225.4%
Mobile Homes2273.8%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Bethel Census Area, AK

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003447.5%
$10,000 to $14,9991994.4%
$15,000 to $19,9992084.6%
$20,000 to $24,9991974.3%
$25,000 to $29,9992154.7%
$30,000 to $34,9991954.3%
$35,000 to $39,9992004.4%
$40,000 to $44,9992044.5%
$45,000 to $49,999952.1%
$50,000 to $59,9992786.1%
$60,000 to $74,99949610.9%
$75,000 to $99,99949510.8%
$100,000 to $124,9993758.2%
$125,000 to $149,9992746.0%
$150,000 to $199,9994529.9%
$200,000 or more3387.4%
Median Household Income64,094 
Per Capita Income25,859 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state103 
Compared to U.S.111 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2645.8%
Public Assistance65014.2%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps2,12146.5%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed6,08055.2%
Unemployed1,25711.4%
In Armed Forces350.3%
Total Labor Force7,37266.9%
Not in Labor Force3,64333.1%
Real Unemployment Rate 44.5%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector1,45260770.5%
Non-Profit53578540.5%
Self-Employed19911663.2%
Local Government80582849.3%
State Government42452444.7%
Federal Government13213749.1%
Total Private + Self1,65172369.5%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.1,8962,27445.5%
Total3,5472,99754.2%
Pct. Govt.43.6%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts88513.5%
Sales and Office Occupations1,53023.3%
Professional, Technical1,17317.9%
Service Occupations1,20718.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing280.4%
All others1,76726.9%
White Collar 54.7%
Industry
 Number%
Public administration1,45422.2%
Educational services85513.0%
Health care and social assistance76711.7%
Retail trade69010.5%
Transportation and warehousing4917.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction4627.0%
Management2994.6%
Other services2273.5%
Utilities2083.2%
Construction1762.7%
Accommodation and food services1672.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1522.3%
Manufacturing1462.2%
Finance and insurance1101.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting901.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation811.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing771.2%
Wholesale trade420.6%
Information390.6%
Professional, scientific, technical290.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Bethel Census Area, AK

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1640.88%
Puerto Rican50.03%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican10.01%
Total Central American1510.81%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan1490.80%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan20.01%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American460.25%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian460.25%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic320.17%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Korean1570.85%
Filipino840.45%
Indian170.09%
Hmong40.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
Other9,37556.6%
English6,60839.9%
Korean1550.9%
Spanish1170.7%
French, Haitian, Cajun1000.6%
Tagalog710.4%
Other Asian520.3%
Other Indo-European390.2%
German, other Germanic230.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German4912.6%
Norwegian2631.4%
English1971.1%
Irish1941.0%
European1170.6%
Polish1060.6%
Russian940.5%
French770.4%
American470.3%
Italian450.2%
Swedish440.2%
Haitian400.2%
Finnish360.2%
Dutch300.2%
Albanian260.1%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen18,38699.2%
Not a citizen1520.8%
Native18,12197.8%
Foreign-born4172.2%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Bethel Census Area, AK

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
635 6.3%1,110 11.0%4,838 47.9%2,546 25.2%532 5.3%448 4.4%
  Average years of education: 12.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 635 6.3%
9-12 Years 1,110 11.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 4,838 47.9%
Some College 2,546 25.2%
Bach. Degree 532 5.3%
Grad Degree 448 4.4%
Average years of education: 12.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Bethel Census Area, AK

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 4,072 3,775 297 7.3% 7.3%
1991 4,617 4,230 387 8.4% 8.3%
1992 5,140 4,694 446 8.7% 8.9%
1993 5,028 4,673 355 7.1% 7.8%
1994 5,396 4,999 397 7.4% 7.6%
1995 5,728 5,267 461 8.0% 7.3%
1996 5,916 5,375 541 9.1% 7.4%
1997 5,813 5,353 460 7.9% 6.9%
1998 6,167 5,661 506 8.2% 6.3%
1999 6,337 5,797 540 8.5% 6.4%
2000 6,406 5,833 573 8.9% 6.3%
2001 6,319 5,701 618 9.8% 6.3%
2002 6,844 6,129 715 10.4% 7.2%
2003 7,072 6,218 854 12.1% 7.7%
2004 7,018 6,131 887 12.6% 7.4%
2005 7,084 6,172 912 12.9% 6.9%
2006 6,961 6,041 920 13.2% 6.6%
2007 6,935 6,057 878 12.7% 6.3%
2008 6,900 5,973 927 13.4% 6.5%
2009 7,039 6,019 1,020 14.5% 8.0%
2010 7,174 6,091 1,083 15.1% 8.2%
2011 7,208 6,104 1,104 15.3% 7.8%
2012 7,193 6,074 1,119 15.6% 7.2%
2013 7,390 6,193 1,197 16.2% 7.0%
2014 7,270 6,120 1,150 15.8% 6.7%
2015 7,325 6,304 1,021 13.9% 6.3%
2016 7,219 6,230 989 13.7% 6.6%
2017 7,336 6,405 931 12.7% 6.5%
2018 7,144 6,305 839 11.7% 5.9%
2019 7,098 6,283 815 11.5% 5.4%
2020 6,963 6,158 805 11.6% 7.8%
2021 6,884 5,984 900 13.1% 6.4%
2022 6,680 6,091 589 8.8% 4.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com