Bethany, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethany, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Bethany Census Designated Place had a population of 23,607 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 2584406) 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.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bethany Census Designated Place is located within Rockcreek Division of Washington County.

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, 2016.

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Bethany, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,607
Population in Households 23,603
Population in Familes 20,885
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 4,588
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 8,177
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 6,250
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,799 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,378 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 497 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $442,048
Average Home Value $464,718


Median Household Income $104,915
Average Household Income $123,416
Per Capita Income $42,753
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.17% 1.95%
Households 2.05% 1.9%
Families 1.83% 1.78%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 23 94th
Population Density1 # 26 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 40 90th
Median Household Income # 3 99th
Per Capita Income # 17 96th

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