Bethany, Pennsylvania

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Bethany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 18431
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.613
Longitude -75.284

Bethany Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HAWLEY 1 E
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
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Bethany Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 292 100%
Male 150 51.4%
Female 142 48.6%
Under 18 60 20.5%
18+ 232 79.5%
65+ 69 23.6%
Median Age 45
Average Family Size 2.75
White 290 99.3%
African-American 1 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.3%

Estimated Bethany Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 290
Growth -2
Growth % -0.7%

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 34.8%
English 13.2%
Italian 10.4%
Irish 9.2%
Ukrainian 7.6%
Welsh 4.4%
Polish 4.4%
US/American 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Slovak 1.6%
Pennsylvania German 1.2%
European 1.2%
French Canadian 1.2%
Czech 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Slavic 0.8%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bethany 292 $41,161
Forest City 1,855 $35,625
Hawley 1,303 $33,462
Honesdale 4,874 $41,336
Prompton 243 $31,250
Vandling 738 $46,250
Waymart 1,429 $40,417

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