Bethlehem, Connecticut

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Bethlehem, Connecticut

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Bethlehem strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 8% Bethlehem College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Bethlehem, Connecticut

Comparing Bethlehem to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 1
Senior Citizens 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


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to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
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to State
College Educated Adults 10 7


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9

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Bethlehem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06751
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.639
Longitude -73.208

Bethlehem Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
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Bethlehem Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,422 100%
Male 1,661 48.5%
Female 1,761 51.5%
Under 18 863 25.2%
18+ 2,559 74.8%
65+ 440 12.9%
Median Age 42.2
Average Family Size 3.11
White 3,336 97.5%
African-American 9 0.3%
Asian 27 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 13 0.4%
Mixed Race 34 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 0.6%

Estimated Bethlehem Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,596
Growth 174
Growth % 5.1%

Bethlehem Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 20.4%
Irish 14.2%
German 10.7%
English 7.3%
Lithuanian 6.3%
US/American 6%
Polish 5.7%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Swedish 3.2%
French Canadian 3.2%
Hungarian 1.6%
Eastern European 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Greek 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Russian 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
European 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Bethlehem Public Libraries

Bethlehem Public Library
Bethlehem, Connecticut
(203) 266-7792

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