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People

Total Population 1,308
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 631
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,125
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $537
Median House Value $81,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bethany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles SE of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Moultrie
Standard Zip Codes 61914
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.645
Longitude -88.738

Bethany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOWEAQUA
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station WINDSOR
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
Station PANA 3 E
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allenville 170 $50,156
Findlay 718 $50,556

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bethany Public Libraries

Library
Marrowbone P.l.d.
216 W. MAIN ST.
Bethany, Illinois
(217) 665-3014

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OKAW VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 249
217-665-3631
Serves 145 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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