Bethel Census Area

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska


In southwestern AK with coastal area on Bering Sea. Established from the former Kuskokwim Division. Name Origin:
For the city.

Area (sq mi):: 45508.46 (land 40633.31; water 4875.15) Population per square mile: 0.40
Population 2005: 17,127 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 7.00%; 1990-2000 17.20% Population 2000: 16,006 (White 12.20%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 1.00%; Other 86.10%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 25.30
Income 2000: per capita $12,603; median household $35,701; Population below poverty level: 20.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,392-$22,883
Unemployment (2004): 12.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.30% Median travel time to work: 8.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 1.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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