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Welcome to Bethel ...

The Town of Bethel is located in Sullivan County<1>.

The location of Bethel has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Bethel has a population of 4,160 people<3> (see below for details).

Bethel is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bethel had an population of 4,160 people. This is a decrease of 2.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Bethel had a population of 4,255 people (or 5.49% of the total population of Sullivan County). This makes Bethel the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Bethel represents 0.02% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 546th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,255 people, the population of Bethel decreased 2.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,362 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 2 communities that are also named Bethel - they are located in Connecticut and Vermont.

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.

  • Thompson [Sullivan County]
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    • Thompson [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,082 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson
  • Fallsburg [Sullivan County]
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    • Fallsburg [Sullivan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallsburg
  • Mamakating [Sullivan County]
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    • Mamakating [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,455 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mamakating have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mamakating
  • Liberty [Sullivan County]
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    • Liberty [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,595 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Deerpark [Orange County]
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      • Deerpark [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,690 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerpark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerpark
    • Monticello [Sullivan County]
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      • Monticello [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<6>
    • Liberty [Sullivan County]
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      • Liberty [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Rockland [Sullivan County]
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      • Rockland [Sullivan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Neversink [Sullivan County]
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      • Neversink [Sullivan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neversink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neversink
    • Callicoon [Sullivan County]
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      • Callicoon [Sullivan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callicoon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callicoon

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bethel, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bethel.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Sullivan County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Sullivan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bethel.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 BethelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6887, Longitude: -74.8485       In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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