Bethany, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Bethany, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Bethany had a population of 3,160 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethany: Bethpage, Dallas.

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Bethany, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,160
Population in Households 3,075
Population in Familes 2,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 712
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $37,622
Average Household Income $47,180
Per Capita Income $20,607


Total Housing Units 1,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 735 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 608 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $87,838
Average Home Value $106,267


Total Households 1,342
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 791
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.49% -0.78%
Households -0.61% -0.85%
Families -0.45% -0.95%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

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, 2018 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 # 194 81st
Population Density # 561 46th
Diversity Index # 320 69th
Median Household Income # 773 25th
Per Capita Income # 740 28th

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