Bethel County Information

Bethel in Alaska occupies 45,508 square miles and has a 2006 population of 17,147, a change from a 2000 population of 16,046 and 13,660 in 1990. 18% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 10.6% percent is 25-35, and 13.8% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 65 acts of violent crime reported in Bethel in 2004, a change from 31 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 926 people: 13.3% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 8.7%.

Read more about Bethel, Alaska in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyBethel 
StateAlaska 
Land Area45,508 sq. milesRanked 3 of 3,140
Population 200617,147Ranked 1,958 of 3,140
Population 200517,118 
Population 200016,046Ranked 2,021 of 3,140
Population 199013,660Ranked 2,085 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion13.4% 
African American.6% 
Asian American1.3% 
Native American82% 
Pacific Islander% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 512.6% 
Population 5 to 1419.9% 
Population 15 to 2418% 
Population 25 to 3410.6% 
Population 35 to 4413.8% 
Population 45 to 5412.5% 
Population 55 to 647.5% 
Population 65 to 743.1% 
Population 75 and up1.9% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes6531
Murders / Manslaughters1 
Forcible Rapes  
Robberies8 
Aggravated Assaults56 
Total Property Crimes198182
Burglaries29 
Larceny Thefts87 
Motor Vehicle Thefts82 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population6,9806,386
Unemployed Population926558
Unemployment Rate13.3%8.7%

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