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Overview

Introduction to Bethany, Oklahoma

Bethany, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma county, is 7 miles NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan statistical area.

Bethany History

Bethany was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The land was sold to European settlers on December 6, 1899, and the town was platted in 1909. Bethany was officially incorporated in 1910, and it became a city in 1930. The first school district of Bethany was organized in December of 1910. The Bethany Chamber of Commerce was established in 1939. The city is located in Oklahoma County, which was founded in 1890.

Bethany and nearby Attractions

  • Deville Shopping Center
  • Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Overholser
  • White Water Bay Water Park
  • Bethany Historical Society Museum
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Things To Do In Bethany

Bethany has numerous parks. These include Riverside Park, Tropicana Park, Garrison Park, Eldon Lyon Park, Brown Park and McMillan Park. The Deville Shopping Center and the Glen Oaks Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. The Harn Homestead Museum and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art are also accessible from Bethany. The Henry Overholser Mansion, the Lake Thunderbird State Park and the State Capital State Park are all nearby as well. One can also plan a day trip to the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge.

Bethany Transportation

Will Rogers World Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Bethany Higher Education

Southern Nazarene University and the Southwestern College of Christian Ministries are the local institutions of higher education. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Community College also provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,582
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+9,110
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,868
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,223

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,838
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$770
Median House Value$117,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.4%
German13%
Irish12.1%
English9.5%
Italian2.9%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque2.1%
African1%
Polish1%
West Indian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Greek0.2%
Liberian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Bethany Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oklahoma County
Standard Zip Codes73008
Phone Area Codes405
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.5
Approximate Longitude-97.64

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)

StationOKLAHOMA CITY AP
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip35.8 inches
StationEL RENO 1 N
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp23 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches
StationGUTHRIE 5 S
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 95 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip36 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Del City21,962$50,126
Mustang19,637$75,405
Nichols Hills3,864$183,281
Oklahoma City620,015$61,831
Warr Acres10,374$53,085
Yukon25,293$75,442

Bethany Hospitals

The Children's Center
(Non-profit)
6800 Nw 39th Expressway
(405) 789-6711

Bethany Public Schools

Apollo Es
1901 North Peniel Avenue
ZIP: 73008
(405) 787-6636
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Bethany Hs
4500 N Mueller
ZIP: 73008
(405) 789-6370
High
Total Enrollment 516
Bethany Ms
4312 N Mueller
ZIP: 73008
(405) 787-3240
Middle
Total Enrollment 368
Children's Ctr
6721 Northwest 42nd Street
ZIP: 73008
(405) 499-4611
Primary
Total Enrollment 62
Earl Harris Es
4311 N Asbury
ZIP: 73008
(405) 789-6673
Primary
Total Enrollment 751
Lake Park Es
8221 Northwest 30th Street
ZIP: 73008
(405) 789-7068
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Overholser Es
7900 Northwest 36th Street
ZIP: 73008
(405) 789-7913
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Western Oaks Es
7210 Northwest 23rd Street
ZIP: 73008
(405) 789-1711
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Western Oaks Ms
7200 Northwest 23rd Street
ZIP: 73008
(405) 789-4434
Middle
Total Enrollment 680

Bethany Private Schools

Snu School For Children
3100 N Rockwell Ave
ZIP: 73008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
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