Bethany, WV

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Population

1,008

2.04% decline

Median Age

20.1


Median Household Income

$62,857

12.1% growth

Poverty Rate

4.74%


Number of Employees

656

3.63% growth

Median Property Value

$121,700

10% growth

About

In 2017, Bethany, WV had a population of 1.01k people with a median age of 20.1 and a median household income of $62,857. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bethany, WV declined from 1,029 to 1,008, a -2.04% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,094 to $62,857, a 12.1% increase.

The population of Bethany, WV is 80.6% White Alone, 11% Black or African American Alone, and 6.94% Hispanic or Latino. 2.93% of the people in Bethany, WV speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bethany, WV are Bethany College (237181) (135 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Bethany, WV is $121,700, and the homeownership rate is 67.2%. Most people in Bethany, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethany, WV is 1 car per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

Economy

The economy of Bethany, WV employs 656 people. The largest industries in Bethany, WV are Educational Services (226 people), Accommodation & Food Services (130 people), and Retail Trade (73 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($52,500), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($51,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,938).

Median household income in Bethany, WV is $62,857. Males in Bethany, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Bethany, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,857

2017 value

± $15,416

12.1%

1 Year Growth

± 25.3%

Households in Bethany, WV have a median annual income of $62,857, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,094 in 2016, which represents a 12.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bethany, WV made 1.4 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. Asian

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bethany, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bethany, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia 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 316

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bethany, WV was Census Tract 316 with a value of $55,473, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.74% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethany, WV (12 out of 253 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    8 ± 54

  2. Asian

    3 ± 55

  3. Black

    1 ± 55

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bethany, WV is White, followed by Asian 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

656

2017 Value

± 135

3.63%

1 Year growth

± 28.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethany, WV grew at a rate of 3.63%, from 633 employees to 656 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bethany, WV, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (112 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (101 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (70 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bethany, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bethany, WV, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (112 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (101 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (70 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bethany, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (5.32 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.92 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bethany, WV, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($48,250), Health Technologists & Technicians ($48,250), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($19,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

656

2017 Value

± 135

3.63%

1 Year growth

± 28.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethany, WV grew at a rate of 3.63%, from 633 employees to 656 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethany, WV, are Educational Services (226 people), Accommodation & Food Services (130 people), and Retail Trade (73 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bethany, WV, though some of these residents may live in Bethany, WV 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, WV, by number of employees, are Educational Services (226 people), Accommodation & Food Services (130 people), and Retail Trade (73 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bethany, WV has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.72 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.6 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bethany, WV, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($52,500), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($51,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,938).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal with $7.3B and Pharmaceuticals and $6.62B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound West Virginia 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 West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

95% of the population of Bethany, WV has health coverage, with 69.8% on employee plans, 5.26% on Medicaid, 3.97% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bethany, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Bethany, WV see 1273 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,273 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,273 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,292 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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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

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

4.96%

Uninsured

69.8%

Employer Coverage

5.26%

Medicaid

3.97%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

1.49%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethany, WV grew by 45.8% from 3.4% to 4.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bethany, WV 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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Diversity

Bethany, WV is home to a population of 1.01k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.75% of Bethany, WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bethany, WV is composed of 812 White Alone residents (80.6%), 111 Black or African American Alone residents (11%), 70 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.94%), 9 Asian Alone residents (0.893%), 6 Two or More Races residents (0.595%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bethany, WV are African Languages (16 speakers), German (5 speakers), and Japanese (3 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

20

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

19

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bethany, WV was 20.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 20, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 19. But people in Bethany, WV are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bethany, WV residents was 21.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.75% of Bethany, WV residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bethany, WV was 2.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bethany, WV was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 Bethany, WV residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

94.5%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of Bethany, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bethany, WV was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    812 ± 119

  2. Black or African American Alone

    111 ± 55

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    70 ± 55.3

In 2017, there were 7.32 times more White Alone residents (812 people) in Bethany, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111 Black or African American Alone and 70 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. African Languages

    16 speakers (1.42%)

  2. German

    5 speakers (0.444%)

  3. Japanese

    3 speakers (0.266%)

2.93% of Bethany, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bethany, WV was African Languages. 1.42% of the overall population of Bethany, WV are native African Languages speakers. 0.444% speak German and 0.266% speak African Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    11 ± 16

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7 ± 18

  3. Vietnam

    2 ± 16

Bethany, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bethany, WV awarded 135 degrees. The student population of Bethany, WV is skewed towards men, with 411 male students and 269 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bethany, WV are White (76 and 57.1%), followed by Unknown (26 and 19.5%), Black or African American (24 and 18%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 2.26%).

The largest universities in Bethany, WV by number of degrees awarded are Bethany College (237181) (135 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bethany, WV are General Psychology (22 and 16.3%), Social Work (17 and 12.6%), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (17 and 12.6%).

The median tuition costs in Bethany, WV are $26,496 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

Most Common

  1. 17 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bethany, WV was Social Work with 17 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

135 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$26,496

Median Private

In 2016, the Bethany, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bethany College (237181) with 135 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

67

Degrees Awarded to Men

68

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 67 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bethany, WV, which is 0.985 times less than the 68 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

    76 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bethany, WV were to White students. These 76 degrees mean that there were 2.92 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethany, WV was $121,700 in 2017, which is 0.559 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,600 to $121,700, a 10% increase. The homeownership rate in Bethany, WV is 67.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bethany, WV have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bethany, WV is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$62,857

Median Household Income

± $15,416

128

Number of Households

± 41

In 2017, the median household income of the 128 households in Bethany, WV grew to $62,857 from the previous year's value of $56,094.

The following chart displays the households in Bethany, WV 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$121,700

2017 Median

± $26,644

$110,600

2016 Median

± $17,566

In 2017, the median property value in Bethany, WV grew to to $121,700 from the previous year's value of $110,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bethany, WV 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, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.2%

2017 Homeownership

64.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.2% of the housing units in Bethany, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bethany, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bethany, WV have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethany, WV have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.81% of the workforce in Bethany, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    44.4%

  2. Walked

    41.4%

  3. Carpooled

    7.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bethany, WV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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