Bethany, Illinois

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Bethany, Illinois

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

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Comparative Profile of Bethany, Illinois

Comparing Bethany to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 6 7
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
People Living Alone 5 5
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Bethany Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,287 100%
Male 630 49%
Female 657 51%
Under 18 296 23%
18+ 991 77%
65+ 232 18%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,274 99%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Bethany Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,261
Growth -26
Growth % -2%

Bethany 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
German 27.9%
US/American 27.4%
English 12.6%
Irish 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
Italian 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scottish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Swedish 0.8%
European 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
British 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Swiss 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bethany 1,287 $44,276
Allenville 154 $48,750
Dalton City 581 $53,224
Findlay 723 $39,375
Lovington 1,222 $41,544
Mount Zion 4,845 $60,530
Sullivan 4,326 $41,894

Bethany Public Libraries

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

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Bethany High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 249
Serves 145 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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