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Encyclopedia > Bethel, Delaware

Bethel is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 184.


Bethel is located at 38°34'7" North, 75°37'13" West (38.568676, _75.620188)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 km˛ (0.4 mi˛). 1.2 km˛ (0.4 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 184 people, 78 households, and 56 families residing in the town. The population density is 157.9/km˛ (413.2/mi˛). There are 97 housing units at an average density of 83.2/km˛ (217.8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 96.20% White, 2.72% African American, 0.00% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 78 households out of which 23.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% are non-families. 24.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.82.

In the town the population is spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $34,107, and the median income for a family is $58,750. Males have a median income of $33,750 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the town is $25,254. 2.5% of the population and 3.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 14.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=38.568676&longitude=_75.620188&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=38.568676&lon=_75.620188&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=_75.620188&lat=38.568676&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
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Bethel Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States.
All Bethel Township residents who reside in Boothwyn (19061 ZIP code) now live in Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania 19061.
Bethel and neighboring Concord townships will share a post office, and Garnet Valley will have its own ZIP code in the next few years.
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