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Bethel, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bethel had a population of 478 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel is located at latitude 45.4035 and longitude -93.2749 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bethel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 932 feet.

The City of Bethel (GNIS ID: 2394156) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethel: City of Bethel.

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Bethel, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 478
Population in Households 478
Population in Familes 408
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 528
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (79.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $193,868
Average Home Value $224,183


Median Household Income $70,476
Average Household Income $83,823
Per Capita Income $29,477
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.58%
Households 0.54% 0.66%
Families 2.18% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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.

Bethel, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 515 43rd
Population Density1 # 474 48th
Diversity Index2 # 402 55th
Median Household Income # 121 87th
Per Capita Income # 319 65th

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