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Welcome to Bethel ...

The town of Bethel is located in Sussex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bethel has a population of 207 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bethel.

Bethel is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Bethel lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Bethel: (302)

The ZIP code for Bethel: 19931<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bethel had an population of 207 people. This is an increase of 21.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bethel had a population of 171 people. This makes Bethel the county's 24th most populous community.

The population of Bethel represents 0.02% of the total population of Delaware (which has 897,934 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 171 people, the population of Bethel decreased 7.07% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 184 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Delaware communities named Bethel: This one is located in Sussex County and the other is located in Kent County.

Beyond Delaware, there are 143 communities that are also named Bethel - they are located in Alabama (13), Alaska, Arkansas (7), California, Connecticut (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.

Communities near Bethel ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bethel.

  • Salisbury (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
    • Salisbury lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Bethel and is located in Wicomico County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,017 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<7>
  • Seaford (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaford
    • Seaford lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Bethel and is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaford<7>
  • Georgetown (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Bethel and is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,797 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<7>
  • Fruitland (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
    • Fruitland lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Bethel and is located in Wicomico County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,326 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitland<7>
  • Millsboro (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millsboro
    • Millsboro lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Bethel and is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,665 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millsboro<7>
  • Delmar (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delmar
    • Delmar lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Bethel and is located in Wicomico County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,596 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delmar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delmar<7>
  • Federalsburg (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federalsburg
    • Federalsburg lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Bethel and is located in Caroline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,658 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federalsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federalsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federalsburg<7>
  • Bridgeville (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeville
    • Bridgeville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Bethel and is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,440 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeville<7>
  • Hurlock (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurlock
    • Hurlock lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Bethel and is located in Dorchester County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,007 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurlock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurlock<7>
  • Delmar (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delmar
    • Delmar lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Bethel and is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delmar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delmar<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bethel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bethel.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bethel. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bethel.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethel. See our Newspapers Page for Bethel.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bethel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bethel.

Adding Bethel to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bethel in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bethel was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bethel on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Delaware (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bethel on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Bethel

The Communities of Delaware

About Sussex County

About Delaware

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bethel. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sussex County: www.sussexcounty.net/

The official website for State of Delaware: https://delaware.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Delaware's counties, including Sussex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bethel.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BethelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5699, Longitude: -75.6201    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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