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Bethel, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Bethel CDP(1) had a population of 11,865 as of July 1, 2023. Bethel ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel is located at latitude 41.3712 and longitude -73.414 in Western Connecticut County. The formal boundaries for the Bethel Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Bethel Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bethel Census Designated Place is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Western Connecticut County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Bethel, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 11,865 (100%)
Population in Households 11,856 (99.9%)
Population in Families 9,406 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,925
Diversity Index2 66


Median Household Income $76,192
Average Household Income $116,594
% of Income for Mortgage4 31%
Per Capita Income $47,671
Wealth Index5 108
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (53.7)


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,325 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,526 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $387,453
Average Home Value $436,316
Housing Affordability Index3 69


Total Households 4,851
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,012
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.75% 0.19%
Households 0.90% 0.43%
Families   0.38%
Median Household Income   5.59%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.85%

Bethel, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 34 85th
Population Density # 66 70th
Median Household Income # 164 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 50 23rd
Per Capita Income # 151 30th
Diversity Index # 25 89th

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