Bethel, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethel, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Bethel Census Designated Place had a population of 10,202 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.3727 and longitude -73.4116 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Bethel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 377 feet.

The Bethel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378335) 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 Town of Bethel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

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, 2017.

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Bethel, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,202
Daytime Population: Workers 3,837
Daytime Population: Residents 4,397
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,234
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 10,190
Population in Familes 8,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 2,494
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $77,519
Average Household Income $96,936
Per Capita Income $38,814


Total Housing Units 4,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,555 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,532 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $297,973
Average Home Value $320,460


Total Households 4,087
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,590
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.92% 0.85%
Households 0.64% 0.69%
Families 0.76% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Bethel, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 38 74th
Population Density # 39 73rd
Diversity Index # 34 77th
Median Household Income # 65 55th
Per Capita Income # 76 47th

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