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Bethlehem, West Virginia
Welcome to Bethlehem ...
The location of Bethlehem has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Bethlehem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bethlehemite<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Bethlehem has a population of 2,326 people<4> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Bethlehem.
Bethlehem is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Bethlehem lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Bethlehem: (304) & (681)<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bethlehem had an population of 2,326 people. This is a decrease of 6.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.26% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bethlehem had a population of 2,499 people (or 5.62% of the total population of Ohio County). This makes Bethlehem the county's most populous community.
The population of Bethlehem represents 0.13% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,499 people, the population of Bethlehem decreased 5.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,651 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bethlehem.
Communities Also Named Bethlehem ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Bethlehem: This one is located in Ohio County and the other is located in Harrison County.
Beyond West Virginia, there are 45 communities that are also named Bethlehem - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina (4), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (8) and Texas (4).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bethlehem.
Communities near Bethlehem ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bethlehem.
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 Bethlehem. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bethlehem.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bethlehem. 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 Bethlehem.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethlehem. See our Newspapers Page for Bethlehem.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethlehem ...
Looking for more information about Bethlehem? 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 Bethlehem, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bethlehem.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2022