Bethel, Alaska

Population 6,140

Bethel is located in Bethel Census Area, AK. The population is 6,140, making Bethel the largest city in Bethel Census Area.

There are 7 public schools in Bethel with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Bethel is very low , and there are 64 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Bethel is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Bethel property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Bethel include Oscarville, Napaskiak and Napakiak.

Bethel Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 10.6%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 66.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 22.4%

Crime Rate

34.2% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 428
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 46
  • Burglary: 306
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

87.01% Higher than national avg.
  • 64 offenders in Bethel
  • 104.23 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

55 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 0
  • Superfunds: 6
  • Tanks & Spills: 49


High 9.6%
  • Alaska unemployment average: 3.5%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

7 Public Schools view public schools

There are 7 K-12 public schools in Bethel, AK and 0 private schools. Homefacts rates Bethel's schools as Average, with an overall C rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Bethel, AK

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11 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Bethel, AK issued 11 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Bethel, AK issued 6 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $1,242
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,362
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,698
  • 3 Bedrooms: $2,099
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2,547

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Environmental Hazards

55 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (98/129)
    Bethel, AK has 75.97% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Bethel, AK is a green zone.
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  • UV Index LOW 1.62 Average
    Bethel, AK is a low risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 3.1°
  • February 8.77°
  • March 9.03°
  • April 22.52°
  • May 41.58°
  • June 51.81°
  • July 54.22°
  • August 52.58°
  • September 46.7°
  • October 30.18°
  • November 12.32°
  • December 10.23°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Bethel, AK

Bethel, AK has a moderate risk of earthquakes.
Bethel, AK has no risk of hurricanes.
Bethel, AK has a very low risk of hail storms.
Bethel, AK has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Bethel, AK: $77,631


Unemployment in Bethel is 9.6%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 3.5% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 34.92%
White Collar - 65.08%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Bill Walker
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski
  • Sen. Daniel Sullivan

City Representatives

  • Don Young

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

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0 Cemeteries view all

  • No Cemeteries found in Bethel, AK

20 FCC Towers view all

1 Fire Station view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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