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-0.87% decline
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Median Household Income
9.1% growth
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12% growth
Median Property Value
10.9% growth

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The economy of Bethany, WV employs 558 people. The economy of Bethany, WV is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Information, which employ respectively 4.16; 2.92; and 1.66 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bethany, WV are Educational Services (218), Retail trade (72), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (58), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($18,295), Accommodation & Food Service ($8,519), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($3,438).

Median household income in Bethany, WV is $56,364. Males in Bethany, WV have an average income that is 1.69 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,175. The income inequality of Bethany, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bethany, WV. In Brooke County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 21 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,558. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Bethany, WV is home to a population of 1,137 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bethany, WV is composed of 949 White residents (83.5%), 75 Black residents (6.6%), 74 Hispanic residents (6.51%), 30 Asian residents (2.64%), and 9 Two+ residents (0.79%). The most common foreign languages in Bethany, WV are African Languages (16 speakers), German (5 speakers), and Other (3 speakers), but compared to other places, Bethany, WV has a relative high number of Other (3 speakers), African Languages (16 speakers), and Japanese (3 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bethany, WV awarded 132 degrees. The student population of Bethany, WV is skewed away from females, with 74 male students and 58 female students. Most students in Bethany, WV are White (84 and 63.6%), followed by Unknown (24 and 18.2%), Black or African American (19 and 14.4%), and Two or more races (2 and 1.52%). The largest universities in Bethany, WV by number of graduates are Bethany College (132 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Bethany, WV are Speech Communication & Rhetoric (23 and 17.4%), General Psychology (18 and 13.6%), and General Biological Sciences (11 and 8.33%). The median tuition costs in Bethany, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $25,580 and $25,580 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Bethany, WV is $113,000, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $101,900 to $113,000, a 10.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Bethany, WV is 62.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bethany, WV have an average commute time of 18.8 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.


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