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Welcome to Bethel ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Bethel has a population of 6,378 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of Bethel is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Bethel lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Bethel: (907)

The ZIP code for Bethel: 99559<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bethel had a population of 6,080 people.

The population of Bethel represents 0.86% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,080 people, the population of Bethel increased 11.13% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 5,471 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Bethel had an population of 6,378 people. This is an increase of 4.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.58% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bethel.

Communities near Bethel ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Akiachak   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Atmautluak   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eek   [Map]   321   S   41 miles [66 km]
Kasigluk   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kwethluk   [Map]   753   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Napakiak   [Map]   376   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Bethel.

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 143 communities that are also named Bethel - they are located in Alabama (13), Arkansas (7), California, Connecticut (2), Delaware (2), Florida (2), Georgia (10), Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (5), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (5), Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina (9), Ohio (5), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (4), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina (3), Tennessee (14), Texas (9), Vermont, Virginia (7), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bethel.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bethel. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethel. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bethel:

Websites for Bethel ...

Official Website: www.cityofbethel.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethel ...

Looking for more information about Bethel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bethel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bethel.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bethel. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
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 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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The official website for Bethel: www.cityofbethel.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bethel.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bethel). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bethel or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Bethel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bethel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bethel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bethel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.8011, Longitude: -161.7770     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bethel.