Bethlehem, West Virginia

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Bethlehem, West Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Bethlehem People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Bethlehem Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Bethlehem Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 6% Bethlehem Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 6% Bethlehem College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bethlehem Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 8% Bethlehem Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Bethlehem Public Transportation Use
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Bethlehem Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Bethlehem Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Bethlehem, West Virginia

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 7
Racial Diversity 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 9
Female Share of the Population 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 4 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 8 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Working at Home 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 1
People Living Alone 5 2
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 7
Low Violent Crime 9 7

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Bethlehem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 45 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Ohio
Metro Area Wheeling
Standard Zip Codes 26003
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.043
Longitude -80.69

Bethlehem Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Station CADIZ
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
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Bethlehem Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,651 100%
Male 1,280 48.3%
Female 1,371 51.7%
Under 18 573 21.6%
18+ 2,078 78.4%
65+ 537 20.3%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.83
White 2,560 96.6%
African-American 31 1.2%
Asian 43 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 14 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.4%

Estimated Bethlehem Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,547
Growth -104
Growth % -3.9%

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
German 30.8%
Irish 11.7%
Polish 11.5%
English 9.9%
Italian 9%
US/American 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Ukrainian 2.2%
Hungarian 1.8%
Lebanese 1.4%
Greek 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Norwegian 1.1%
Croatian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Russian 0.3%
Celtic 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Elm Grove (26003)
Mozart (26003)
Overbrook (26003)
Warwood (26003)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bethlehem 2,651 $49,491
Benwood 1,585 $27,232
McMechen 1,937 $33,080
Triadelphia 817 $36,136
Valley Grove 405 $30,000
Wheeling 31,419 $38,708
Windsor Heights 431 $37,794
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