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Bethany, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Bethany had a population of 3,308 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bethany is located at latitude 40.2682 and longitude -94.0298 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bethany (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Bethany (GNIS ID: 2394155) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bethany is located within Township of Bethany, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethany population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethany: Bethpage, Dallas.

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Bethany, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,308
Population in Households 3,223
Population in Familes 2,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 745
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,409
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 831
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 828 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 580 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $80,537
Average Home Value $100,545


Median Household Income $35,371
Average Household Income $44,208
Per Capita Income $19,366
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% -0.29%
Households -0.02% -0.36%
Families 0.19% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bethany, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethany to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 190 82nd
Population Density1 # 550 47th
Diversity Index2 # 313 70th
Median Household Income # 736 29th
Per Capita Income # 695 33rd

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