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Bethel County, Alaska

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Population:

  • Total Population: 16,006
  • Males: 8,476
  • Females: 7,530

Ethnicity:

  • White: 1,935
  • Black/African American: 124
  • Hispanic: 172
  • Native American/Eskimo: 12,960
  • Asian: 178
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 21
  • Other: 5
  • 2 or more: 611

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. Yupik (9,005)
  2. English only (4,950)
  3. Korean (115)
  4. Eskimo (85)
  5. Spanish (70)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 217

  1. Korea (85)
  2. United Kingdom (16)
  3. Philippines (15)
  4. Canada (13)
  5. Guatemala (9)
  6. Colombia (6)
  7. Yugoslavia (5)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (3,541)
  2. Moravian Church in America--Alaska Province (2,135)
  3. Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses (1,539)
  4. Evangelical Covenant Church, The (195)
  5. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The (120)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 4,226
    • Sensory: 757
    • Physical: 850
    • Mental: 527
    • Self-care: 200
    • Go outside home: 818
    • Employment: 1,128

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 482

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 4,226
    • Utility gas: 36
    • Bottled or LP gas: 42
    • Electricity: 128
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 3,700
    • Coal or Coke: 3
    • Wood: 265
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 38
    • No fuel used: 14

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 5,305
    • No vehicle: 2,848
    • 1 or more vehicle: 2,457

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 321
    • No High School: 1,106
    • Some High School: 903
    • High School: 3,098
    • Some College: 1,277
    • Associate's Degree: 271
    • College Degree: 660
    • Master's Degree: 270
    • Professional Degree: 93
    • Doctoral Degree: 27

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 4,226
    • Owners with phone: 2,267
    • Owners without phone: 307
    • Renters with phone: 1,502
    • Renters without phone: 150

    10 closest counties:

    1. Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska
    2. Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
    3. Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska
    4. Nome Census Area, Alaska
    5. Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
    6. Aleutians East Borough, Alaska
    7. Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska
    8. Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska
    9. Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
    10. Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    99551, 99552, 99557, 99559, 99561, 99575, 99578, 99589, 99607, 99609, 99614, 99621, 99622, 99626, 99630, 99634, 99637, 99641, 99651, 99655, 99656, 99668, 99679, 99680, 99681, 99690

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • KYUK-TV (66 TV) BETHEL, AK
    • KYUK (640 AM) BETHEL, AK
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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