Bethany, Oregon - Basic Facts

Bethany is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Bethany Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Washington County at latitude 45.5579 and longitude -122.8676. Washington County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 184 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Bethany Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 5.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Bethany, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 22,194
Population in Households 22,190
Population in Familes 19,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 4,315
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 7,755
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 5,951
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,652 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,103 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 339 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $428,840
Average Home Value $451,584


Median Household Income $103,786
Average Household Income $121,365
Per Capita Income $42,408
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 1.72% 1.74%
Households 1.75% 1.78%
Families 1.53% 1.66%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.91%
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.

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, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 24 94th
Population Density1 # 32 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 40 90th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 10 98th

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