Bethany, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Bethany, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Bethany Census Designated Place had a population of 22,461 as of July 1, 2015. Bethany ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethany is located at latitude 45.5618 and longitude -122.8389 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Bethany Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Bethany Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethany population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Bethany, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 22,461
Population in Households 22,457
Population in Familes 19,941
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 4,366
Diversity Index2 60
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,836
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 6,011
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,692 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,144 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 437 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $465,107
Average Home Value $491,479
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $99,217
Average Household Income $122,343
Per Capita Income $42,683
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.62% 1.64%
Households 1.61% 1.65%
Families 1.43% 1.54%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Bethany, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethany to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 94th
Population Density1 # 33 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 41 89th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 10 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.