Bethel, NY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 4,362. Estimated population in July 2005: 4,522 (+3.7% change)
Males: 2,269 (52.0%), Females: 2,093 (48.0%)

Zip code: 12720

Median resident age: 42.2 years
Median household income: $36,017 (year 2000)
Median house value: $89,600 (year 2000)

Races in Bethel:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.8%)
  • Hispanic (11.3%)
  • Black (4.6%)
  • Other race (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (19.2%), German (18.4%), Italian (12.9%), United States (7.1%), English (6.2%), Polish (5.1%).

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bethel

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 15.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethel town

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

8.5% Foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 3.9% Europe).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Bethel:

  • SHARON HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; SHARON, CT)
  • NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; RHINEBECK, NY)
  • FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bethel:

  • DUTCHESS COUNTY (about 29 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; ID: POU)
  • DANBURY MUNI (about 43 miles; DANBURY, CT; ID: DXR)
  • STEWART INT’L (about 45 miles; NEWBURGH, NY; ID: SWF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bethel:

  • SKY PARK (about 14 miles; RED HOOK, NY; ID: 46N)
  • GREEN ACRES (about 15 miles; LIVINGSTON, NY; ID: 1A1)
  • AIRHAVEN (about 19 miles; STAATSBURG, NY; ID: 09N)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:

  • VASSAR COLLEGE (about 16 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (about 23 miles; HYDE PARK, NY; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • MARIST COLLEGE (about 27 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; FT enrollment: 4,646)
  • DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; FT enrollment: 4,112)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT NEW PALTZ (about 35 miles; NEW PALTZ, NY; FT enrollment: 6,334)
  • WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; DANBURY, CT; FT enrollment: 4,297)
  • UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY (about 47 miles; WEST POINT, NY; FT enrollment: 4,088)