Bethany, OK

Census Place

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2022 Population
20,620
0.38% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.7
1.55% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
1.04% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,606
5.63% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$149,800
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,488
0.498% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bethany, OK had a population of 20.6k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $54,606. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bethany, OK grew from 20,542 to 20,620, a 0.38% increase and its median household income grew from $51,695 to $54,606, a 5.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bethany, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.5%), White (Hispanic) (9.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.07%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.63%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.72%).

None of the households in Bethany, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.9% of the residents in Bethany, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bethany, OK are Southern Nazarene University (673 degrees awarded in 2022) and Southwestern Christian University (72 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Bethany, OK was $149,800, and the homeownership rate was 52.1%.

Most people in Bethany, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethany, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bethany, OK is home to a population of 20.6k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.3% of Bethany, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.71k people).

In 2022, there were 6.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.5k people) in Bethany, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k White (Hispanic) and 1.66k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2022 Citizenship
94.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.9% of Bethany, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bethany, OK was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bethany, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 956
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.03k ± 651
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.66k ± 488
19.6%
Hispanic Population
4.04k people

In 2022, there were 6.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.5k people) in Bethany, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k White (Hispanic) and 1.66k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.6% of the people in Bethany, OK are hispanic (4.04k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.71k people
8.66%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.78k people

As of 2022, 8.3% of Bethany, OK residents (1.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bethany, OK was 8.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    347 ± 94
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    264 ± 119
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    116 ± 58

Bethany, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bethany, OK employs 9.49k people. The largest industries in Bethany, OK are Educational Services (1,246 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,175 people), and Retail Trade (1,083 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,250), Utilities ($66,771), and Information ($57,500).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.49k
2022 Value
± 739
0.498%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bethany, OK grew at a rate of 0.498%, from 9.44k employees to 9.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bethany, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,433 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (922 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (818 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bethany, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.49k
2022 Value
± 739
0.498%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bethany, OK grew at a rate of 0.498%, from 9.44k employees to 9.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethany, OK, are Educational Services (1,246 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,175 people), and Retail Trade (1,083 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bethany, OK, though some of these residents may live in Bethany, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,468
Median earning men ± $2,470
$31,339
Median earning women ± $2,844

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($75,625), Information ($62,630), and Wholesale Trade ($60,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($55,729), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,969), and Public Administration ($48,963).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bethany, OK awarded 745 degrees. The student population of Bethany, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 926 male students and 1,006 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bethany, OK are White (409 and 57%), followed by Black or African American (137 and 19.1%), Hispanic or Latino (69 and 9.61%), and Two or More Races (47 and 6.55%).

The largest universities in Bethany, OK by number of degrees awarded are Southern Nazarene University (673 and 90.3%) and Southwestern Christian University (72 and 9.66%).

The most popular majors in Bethany, OK are General Business Administration & Management (192 and 25.8%), General Educational Leadership & Administration (72 and 9.66%), and General Studies (58 and 7.79%).

The median tuition cost in Bethany, OK for private four year colleges is $20,884.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2019 in Bethany, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 62.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 54%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,932 (47.9% men and 52.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,932 students enrolled in Bethany, OK, 47.9% men and 52.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 986 records, of which 56.1% were women and 43.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bethany, OK was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 40 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 673 degrees awarded
  2. 72 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Nazarene University with 673 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 341 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bethany, OK, which is 0.844 times less than the 404 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 409 degrees mean that there were 2.99 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 137 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($20,884) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,818) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethany, OK was $149,800 in 2022, which is 0.531 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $130,400 to $149,800, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Bethany, OK is 52.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bethany, OK have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bethany, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bethany, OK is $54,606. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Bethany, OK was Census Tract 1068.02 with a value of $70,905, followed by Census Tract 1069.03 and Census Tract 1067.04, with respective values of $66,364 and $62,500.

Property

$149,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,080
$3,994
Median Property Taxes
±$448

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bethany, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

52.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.1% of the housing units in Bethany, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1068.02
  2. Census Tract 1069.03
  3. Census Tract 1067.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bethany, OK was Census Tract 1068.02 with a value of $70,905, followed by Census Tract 1069.03 and Census Tract 1067.04, with respective values of $66,364 and $62,500.

The following map shows all of the places in Bethany, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$54,606
Median Household Income
± $2,606
7.67k
Number of Households
± 664

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.67k households in Bethany, OK grew to $54,606 from the previous year's value of $51,695.

The following chart displays the households in Bethany, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bethany, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.78%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Bethany, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (3.78%).

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethany, OK have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.03% of the workforce in Bethany, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bethany, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bethany, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethany, OK (3.25k out of 19.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 12 - 14.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bethany, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88% of the population of Bethany, OK has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 9.86% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma County, OK see 1146 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.96% decrease from the previous year (1181 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 944 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 144 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,146 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma County, OK

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma County, OK see an average of 1,146 patients per year. This represents a 2.96% decrease from the previous year (1,181 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.4% under 18 years, 24.2% between 18 and 34 years, 30.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
44.3%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
9.86%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethany, OK declined by 2.14% from 12.3% to 12%.

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