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People

Total Population 2,618
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 22.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,150
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 64.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,904
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $619
Median House Value $201,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
US/American 0%
English 25.7%
Irish 14.4%

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

Bethel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Oxford
Standard Zip Codes 04217
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04286
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.404
Longitude -70.791

Bethel 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 RUMFORD 1 SSE
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Station PINKHAM NOTCH
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 75 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 59.1 inches
Station MIDDLE DAM
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 27 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 53 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bethel, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

West Bethel (04286)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gilead 80 $45,833
Greenwood 730 $70,938
Hanover 172 $69,167
Newry 358 $62,500
Stoneham 318 $53,125
Woodstock 1,440 $51,250

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

Bethel Public Libraries

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5 BROAD STREET
Bethel, Maine
(207) 824-2520

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Bethel High Schools

TELSTAR HIGH SCHOOL
284 WALKERS MILLS ROAD
207-824-2136
Serves 321 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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