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The economy of Bethany, WV employs 633 people. The economy of Bethany, WV is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 3.71; 2.01; and 1.88 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bethany, WV are Educational Services (219), Retail trade (94), and Accommodation & Food Service (75), 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 $56,094. Males in Bethany, WV have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,200. The income inequality of Bethany, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

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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The closest comparable data for the census place of Bethany, WV is from the county of Brooke County, WV.

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Bethany, WV is home to a population of 1,029 people, from which 98% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bethany, WV is composed of 862 White residents (83.8%), 75 Hispanic residents (7.29%), 55 Black residents (5.34%), 23 Asian residents (2.24%), and 14 Two+ residents (1.36%). 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 $26,496 and $26,496 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethany, WV is $110,600, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $113,000 to $110,600, a 2.12% increase. The homeownership rate of Bethany, WV is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bethany, WV have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Bethany, WV is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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