Bethany, WV

Census Place

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2022 Population
1,125
9.44% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
20.1
2.03% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.65%
152% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$63,214
0.486% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$117,500
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
451
5.25% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Bethany, WV had a population of 1.13k people with a median age of 20.1 and a median household income of $63,214. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bethany, WV grew from 1,028 to 1,125, a 9.44% increase and its median household income declined from $63,523 to $63,214, a −0.486% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bethany, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.51%), White (Hispanic) (1.42%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.267%).

None of the households in Bethany, WV 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.

96.4% of the residents in Bethany, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bethany, WV are Bethany College (237181) (80 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Bethany, WV was $117,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%.

Most people in Bethany, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethany, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bethany, WV is home to a population of 1.13k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.64% of Bethany, WV residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

In 2022, there were 3.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (816 people) in Bethany, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 226 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 62 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Bethany, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bethany, WV was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bethany, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    816 ± 150
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    226 ± 91
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    62 ± 50.4
1.6%
Hispanic Population
18 people

In 2022, there were 3.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (816 people) in Bethany, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 226 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 62 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.6% of the people in Bethany, WV are hispanic (18 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.64%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
41 people
4.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
44 people

As of 2022, 3.64% of Bethany, WV residents (41 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, WV was 4.28%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11 ± 17
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4 ± 14
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4 ± 14

Bethany, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bethany, WV employs 451 people. The largest industries in Bethany, WV are Educational Services (153 people), Accommodation & Food Services (102 people), and Retail Trade (89 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($153,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($55,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,250).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

451
2022 Value
± 140
−5.25%
1 Year decline
± 44.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bethany, WV declined at a rate of −5.25%, from 476 employees to 451 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bethany, WV, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (101 people), Sales & Related Occupations (89 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (62 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bethany, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

451
2022 Value
± 140
−5.25%
1 Year decline
± 44.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bethany, WV declined at a rate of −5.25%, from 476 employees to 451 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethany, WV, are Educational Services (153 people), Accommodation & Food Services (102 people), and Retail Trade (89 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bethany, WV, though some of these residents may live in Bethany, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$17,083
Median earning men ± $3,955
$5,391
Median earning women ± $5,449

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($28,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($23,750), and Retail Trade ($18,533).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($13,611), Other Services Except Public Administration ($8,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($4,444).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% 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 15%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

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 West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 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 West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bethany, WV awarded 80 degrees. The student population of Bethany, WV in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 347 male students and 276 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bethany, WV are White (53 and 67.1%), followed by Unknown (9 and 11.4%), Black or African American (8 and 10.1%), and Two or More Races (6 and 7.59%).

The largest universities in Bethany, WV by number of degrees awarded are Bethany College (237181) (80 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bethany, WV are General Psychology (21 and 26.3%), General Biological Sciences (8 and 10%), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (7 and 8.75%).

The median tuition cost in Bethany, WV for private four year colleges is $30,720.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bethany, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 10.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 623 (55.7% men and 44.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 623 students enrolled in Bethany, WV, 55.7% men and 44.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 330 records, of which 56.4% were women and 43.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 8 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bethany, WV was General Biological Sciences with 8 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
80 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bethany College (237181) with 80 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 33 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bethany, WV, which is 0.702 times less than the 47 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 53 degrees mean that there were 5.89 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,720) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,130) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% 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 (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethany, WV was $117,500 in 2022, which is 0.417 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,800 to $117,500, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Bethany, WV is 73.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bethany, WV have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bethany, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$117,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$37,444
$129
Median Property Taxes
±$48

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.3% of the housing units in Bethany, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 316
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$63,214
Median Household Income
± $19,533
176
Number of Households
± 51

In 2022, the median household income of the 176 households in Bethany, WV declined from $63,214 from the previous year's value of $63,523.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bethany, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (51.2%)
  2. Walked (40.7%)
  3. Carpooled (5.61%)

In 2022, 51.2% of workers in Bethany, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (40.7%) and those who carpooled to work (5.61%).

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethany, WV have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.75% of the workforce in Bethany, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

7.65% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethany, WV (28 out of 366 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bethany, WV is White, followed by Asian 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

98.4% of the population of Bethany, WV has health coverage, with 53.4% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 6.49% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 5.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brooke County, WV see 4388 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (4441 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4335 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4335 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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4,388 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brooke County, WV

Primary care physicians in Brooke County, WV see an average of 4,388 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (4,441 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brooke County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30% under 18 years, 48.4% between 18 and 34 years, 13.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 8.53% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 57.4% were men and 42.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.6%
Uninsured
53.4%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
6.49%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
5.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethany, WV declined by 50.2% from 3.21% to 1.6%.

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