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Community Demographics

in Bethel, Alaska

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Population In Bethel, Alaska

Population6548

In terms of political views, the Bethel population skews Democratic. The top religion in Bethel is Catholic. The top age group is 25-44 per census data.

Household Types in Bethel, Alaska

  • Singles in Bethel 63.4%
  • Married Couples in Bethel 36.6%

Age Groups of People Living in Bethel, Alaska

  • 18 to 24 year olds 10.2%
  • 25 to 44 year olds 30.2%
  • 45 to 64 year olds 22.4%
  • 65+ year olds 6.4%

Race Diversity in Bethel, Alaska

The Race Diversity score in Bethel, Alaska is 31.Race diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Latino/Hispanics 4.5%
  • Whites 24.1%
  • Black or African Americans 2.0%
  • American Indian & Alaska Natives 62.9%
  • Asians 3.0%
  • Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders 0.6%
  • Multi 6.6%
  • Other 0.7%

The Religion of people living in Bethel, Alaska

The primary religious affiliation in Bethel, Alaska is Catholic. The Religion Diversity score in Bethel, Alaska is 24.7Religion diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score..

ReligionPercentage of Population
Protestant16.0%
Catholic19.1%
Orthodox16.8%
Other / Christian0.0%
Mormon1.0%
Jewish0.0%
Muslim0.0%
Buddhist0.0%
Hindu0.0%
Other / Non-Christian0.2%
No Religion46.9%

Industry and Occupation in Bethel, Alaska

The top industry present in Bethel, Alaska is Educational services, health care, and social assistance. 42.2 % of residents work in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, while only 5.7% work in Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations. The Industry Diversity score in Bethel, Alaska is 59.8.Industry diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1.8%
  • Construction 4.5%
  • Manufacturing 2.0%
  • Wholesale trade 0.5%
  • Retail trade 9.3%
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 10.6%
  • Information 2.1%
  • Finance and insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 3.1%
  • Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 10.6%
  • Educational services, health care, and social assistance 31.9%
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services 7.1%
  • Other services, except public administration 3.4%
  • Public administration 13.2%

The Occupation Diversity score in Bethel, Alaska is 67.9.Occupation diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Management, business, science, and arts occupations 42.2%
  • Service occupations 18.5%
  • Sales and office occupations 23.5%
  • Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 5.7%
  • Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 10.2%

Average Educational level of people living in Bethel,Alaska

48.0% of residents in Bethel, Alaska have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to the U.S. average of 46.6%. 42.4% of residents in Bethel, Alaska hold STEM degrees (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Educational level Diversity score in Bethel, Alaska is 60.6.Educational diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

  • Less than high school graduate 6.5%
  • High school graduate (includes equivalency) 45.5%
  • Some college or associate's degree 26.0%
  • Bachelor's degree 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree 11.7%

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