Bethany, OK

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Population

19,508

0.378% decline

Median Age

34.8


Median Household Income

$49,476

8.87% growth

Poverty Rate

15.3%


Number of Employees

9,387

1.56% growth

Median Property Value

$117,100

0.425% decline

About

In 2017, Bethany, OK had a population of 19.5k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $49,476. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bethany, OK declined from 19,582 to 19,508, a -0.378% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,446 to $49,476, a 8.87% increase.

The population of Bethany, OK is 63.8% White Alone, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Bethany, OK speak a non-English language, and 94.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bethany, OK are Southern Nazarene University (770 degrees awarded in 2016) and Southwestern Christian University (121 degrees).

The median property value in Bethany, OK is $117,100, and the homeownership rate is 56.3%. Most people in Bethany, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethany, OK is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bethany, OK employs 9.39k people. The largest industries in Bethany, OK are Retail Trade (1,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (967 people), and Construction (863 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,889), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,692), and Public Administration ($53,276).

Median household income in Bethany, OK is $49,476. Males in Bethany, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Bethany, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,476

2017 value

± $3,072

8.87%

1 Year Growth

± 7.34%

Households in Bethany, OK have a median annual income of $49,476, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,446 in 2016, which represents a 8.87% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bethany, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1069.02

  2. Census Tract 1069.03

  3. Census Tract 1067.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bethany, OK was Census Tract 1069.02 with a value of $52,612, followed by Census Tract 1069.03 and Census Tract 1067.04, with respective values of $52,399 and $51,477.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethany, OK (2.88k out of 18.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,856 ± 301

  2. Hispanic

    889 ± 234

  3. Black

    368 ± 240

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bethany, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.39k

2017 Value

± 667

1.56%

1 Year growth

± 9.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethany, OK grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 9.24k employees to 9.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bethany, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,741 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,084 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (808 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bethany, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bethany, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,741 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,084 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (808 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bethany, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.57 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bethany, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,889), Legal Occupations ($71,042), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,977).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.39k

2017 Value

± 667

1.56%

1 Year growth

± 9.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethany, OK grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 9.24k employees to 9.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethany, OK, are Retail Trade (1,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (967 people), and Construction (863 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bethany, OK, though some of these residents may live in Bethany, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bethany, OK, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (967 people), and Construction (863 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bethany, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.11 times higher than expected), Construction (1.47 times), and Public Administration (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bethany, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,889), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,692), and Public Administration ($53,276).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $52.4B

  2. $21.4B

  3. $19.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $52.4B, followed by Fuel oils ($21.4B) and Gasoline ($19.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$220B

2015 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $220B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $309B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $40.8B

  2. $19.3B

  3. $7.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $40.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $7.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.5% of the population of Bethany, OK has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bethany, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Bethany, OK see 1587 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1559 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1704 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,587 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,587 patients per year. This represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1,559 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.5%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

16%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

1.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethany, OK declined by 7.13% from 15.6% to 14.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bethany, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bethany, OK is home to a population of 19.5k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bethany, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bethany, OK is composed of 12.5k White Alone residents (63.8%), 3.11k Hispanic or Latino residents (16%), 1.83k Black or African American Alone residents (9.36%), 987 Two or More Races residents (5.06%), 754 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.87%), 296 Asian Alone residents (1.52%), 77 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.395%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bethany, OK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bethany, OK was 34.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Bethany, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bethany, OK residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.7k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Bethany, OK residents (1.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bethany, OK was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

94.1%

2017 Citizenship

94.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.1% of Bethany, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bethany, OK was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.5k ± 827

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.11k ± 721

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.83k ± 592

In 2017, there were 4 times more White Alone residents (12.5k people) in Bethany, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.11k Hispanic or Latino and 1.83k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bethany, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Bethany, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bethany, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bethany, OK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    405 ± 137

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    318 ± 123

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    144 ± 68

Bethany, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bethany, OK awarded 891 degrees. The student population of Bethany, OK is skewed towards women, with 1,411 male students and 1,539 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bethany, OK are White (545 and 63.5%), followed by Black or African American (147 and 17.1%), American Indian or Alaska Native (45 and 5.24%), and Hispanic or Latino (42 and 4.9%).

The largest universities in Bethany, OK by number of degrees awarded are Southern Nazarene University (770 and 86.4%) and Southwestern Christian University (121 and 13.6%).

The most popular majors in Bethany, OK are General Business Administration & Management (184 and 20.7%), Organizational Behavior Studies (151 and 16.9%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (58 and 6.51%).

The median tuition costs in Bethany, OK are $17,550 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bethany, OK was Organizational Behavior Studies with 151 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bethany, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 770 degrees awarded

  2. 121 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$17,550

Median Private

In 2016, the Bethany, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Nazarene University with 770 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

383

Degrees Awarded to Men

508

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 383 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bethany, OK, which is 0.754 times less than the 508 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    545 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    147 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    45 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bethany, OK were to White students. These 545 degrees mean that there were 3.71 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 147 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethany, OK was $117,100 in 2017, which is 0.538 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $117,600 to $117,100, a 0.425% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bethany, OK is 56.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bethany, OK have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bethany, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,476

Median Household Income

± $3,072

7.55k

Number of Households

± 543

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.55k households in Bethany, OK grew to $49,476 from the previous year's value of $45,446.

The following chart displays the households in Bethany, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$117,100

2017 Median

± $5,566

$117,600

2016 Median

± $3,956

In 2017, the median property value in Bethany, OK declined from to $117,100 from the previous year's value of $117,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bethany, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bethany, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bethany, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bethany, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.3%

2017 Homeownership

55%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.3% of the housing units in Bethany, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bethany, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethany, OK have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.991% of the workforce in Bethany, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.5%

  2. Carpooled

    16.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bethany, OK was Drove Alone (77.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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