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Bethel, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bethel is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Anoka County at latitude 45.4035 and longitude -93.2749. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 932 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bethel, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bethel, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bethel indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethel: City of Bethel.

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Bethel, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 470
Population in Households 470
Population in Familes 402
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 519
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $184,914
Average Home Value $195,695


Median Household Income $67,264
Average Household Income $72,404
Per Capita Income $25,750
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% 0.51%
Households 0.4% 0.56%
Families 2.86% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 480 47th
Diversity Index2 # 383 58th
Median Household Income # 133 85th
Per Capita Income # 460 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.