Bethel Census Area, AK

Add Comparison

Population

17,957

0.403% growth

Median Age

26.9


Median Household Income

$53,853

1.05% growth

Poverty Rate

27%


Number of Employees

6,075

0.579% growth

Median Property Value

$152,600

0.793% growth

About

In 2017, Bethel Census Area, AK had a population of 18k people with a median age of 26.9 and a median household income of $53,853. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bethel Census Area, AK grew from 17,885 to 17,957, a 0.403% increase and its median household income grew from $53,296 to $53,853, a 1.05% increase.

The population of Bethel Census Area, AK is 82% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 10.2% White Alone, and 4.01% Two or More Races. 63.5% of the people in Bethel Census Area, AK speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bethel Census Area, AK is $152,600, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Bethel Census Area, AK commute by Walked, and the average commute time is 7.14 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethel Census Area, AK is 0 cars per household.

About the photo: Approaching Sawyer Glacier in the Tracy Arm Fjord valley of mountains and waterfalls.

Economy

The economy of Bethel Census Area, AK employs 6.08k people. The largest industries in Bethel Census Area, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,157 people), Public Administration (1,152 people), and Educational Services (1,140 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($107,679), Finance & Insurance ($100,417), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,357).

Median household income in Bethel Census Area, AK is $53,853. Males in Bethel Census Area, AK have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Bethel Census Area, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,853

2017 value

± $2,386

1.05%

1 Year Growth

± 6.52%

Households in Bethel Census Area, AK have a median annual income of $53,853, 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 $53,296 in 2016, which represents a 1.05% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Bethel Census Area, AK compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Alaska.

$68,424

Average Male Salary

± $3,558

$50,667

Average Female Salary

± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bethel Census Area, AK made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Bethel Census Area, AK by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Alaska.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $59,757 ± $2,775

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $46,641 ± $19,678

  3. Black

    $45,507 ± $11,416

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bethel Census Area, AK workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Bethel Census Area, AK by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bethel Census Area, AK is from Alaska.

0.436

2017 Wage GINI

0.436

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.191% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bethel Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $76,135, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $39,875 and $37,217.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bethel Census Area, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethel Census Area, AK (4.71k out of 17.4k 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 6 - 11, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Native American

    4,476 ± 203

  2. Two Or More

    156 ± 62

  3. Hispanic

    120 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bethel Census Area, AK is Native American, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.08k

2017 Value

± 347

0.579%

1 Year growth

± 7.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethel Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 0.579%, from 6.04k employees to 6.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bethel Census Area, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (983 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (689 people), and Management Occupations (513 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bethel Census Area, AK.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bethel Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (983 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (689 people), and Management Occupations (513 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bethel Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (3.68 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.2 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.87 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bethel Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,571), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,512), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($79,583).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

6.08k

2017 Value

± 347

0.579%

1 Year growth

± 7.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethel Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 0.579%, from 6.04k employees to 6.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethel Census Area, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,157 people), Public Administration (1,152 people), and Educational Services (1,140 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bethel Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Bethel Census Area, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Bethel Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,157 people), Public Administration (1,152 people), and Educational Services (1,140 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bethel Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (5.43 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.52 times), and Public Administration (4.06 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bethel Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($107,679), Finance & Insurance ($100,417), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,357).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.8B

  2. $4.7B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline with $4.7B and Fuel oils and $3.1B.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Alaska state.

$64.6B

2015 Value

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% to $74.6B by 2045.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

76.6% of the population of Bethel Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 24.3% on employee plans, 41.9% on Medicaid, 3.01% on Medicare, 6.75% on non-group plans, and 0.578% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bethel Census Area, AK was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Bethel Census Area, AK see 997 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.403% increase from the previous year (993 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 856 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 56 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.4%). Additionally, Aleutians West Census Area has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

997 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bethel Census Area, AK see an average of 997 patients per year. This represents a 0.403% increase from the previous year (993 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bethel Census Area, AK in comparison to neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alaska.

$11,064

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,958

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,001

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,288

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

23.4%

Uninsured

24.3%

Employer Coverage

41.9%

Medicaid

3.01%

Medicare

6.75%

Non-Group

0.578%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethel Census Area, AK declined by 6.7% from 25.1% to 23.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bethel Census Area, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 9.4% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 9.1% prevalence

Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 9.4%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Bethel Census Area, AK is home to a population of 18k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.19% of Bethel Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bethel Census Area, AK is composed of 14.7k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (82%), 1.83k White Alone residents (10.2%), 720 Two or More Races residents (4.01%), 393 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.19%), 165 Asian Alone residents (0.919%), 120 Black or African American Alone residents (0.668%), 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0223%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bethel Census Area, AK are Other Native North American Languages (9,625 speakers), Korean (118 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (103 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bethel Census Area, AK was 26.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Bethel Census Area, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bethel Census Area, AK residents was 27.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.19% of Bethel Census Area, AK 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 Bethel Census Area, AK was 1.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Bethel Census Area, AK compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    17,951 ± 3,249 people

  2. Korea

    4,417 ± 1,627 people

  3. Mexico

    3,317 ± 1,411 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bethel Census Area, AK was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Bethel Census Area, AK residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Bethel Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bethel Census Area, AK was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Bethel Census Area, AK compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    14.7k ± 161

  2. White Alone

    1.83k ± 14

  3. Two or More Races

    720 ± 162

In 2017, there were 8.07 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (14.7k people) in Bethel Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k White Alone and 720 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bethel Census Area, AK as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other Native North American Languages

    9,625 speakers (60.6%)

  2. Korean

    118 speakers (0.742%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    103 speakers (0.648%)

63.5% of Bethel Census Area, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bethel Census Area, AK was Other Native North American Languages. 60.6% of the overall population of Bethel Census Area, AK are native Other Native North American Languages speakers. 0.742% speak Korean and 0.648% speak Other Native North American Languages, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    208 ± 48

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    189 ± 61

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    110 ± 37

Bethel Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethel Census Area, AK was $152,600 in 2017, which is 0.701 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $152,600, a 0.793% increase. The homeownership rate in Bethel Census Area, AK is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bethel Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 7.14 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Bethel Census Area, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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

$53,853

Median Household Income

± $2,386

4.52k

Number of Households

± 226

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.52k households in Bethel Census Area, AK grew to $53,853 from the previous year's value of $53,296.

The following chart displays the households in Bethel Census Area, AK 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$152,600

2017 Median

± $29,989

$151,400

2016 Median

± $20,597

In 2017, the median property value in Bethel Census Area, AK grew to to $152,600 from the previous year's value of $151,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bethel Census Area, AK 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 Bethel Census Area, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bethel Census Area, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bethel Census Area, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

64.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Bethel Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.1%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bethel Census Area, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bethel Census Area, AK have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

7.14 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethel Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (7.14 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Bethel Census Area, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Bethel Census Area, AK compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Walked

    30.8%

  2. Drove Alone

    24.9%

  3. Other

    20.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bethel Census Area, AK was Walked, followed by those who Drove Alone and those who Other.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart