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Bethel, AK

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Bethel's Livability

C+
  • C-
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • D-
    Job Market
  • A
    Diversity
  • B
    Crime
  • A+
    Commute
  • N/A
    Education
  • C-
    Weather
  • F
    Amenities

About Bethel, AK

Bethel, AK is located in Bethel County in the state of Alaska.

The total City Population for Bethel is about 6,273 with about 57 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $308,254, which is roughly 25% higher than the Average Home Value of $230,425 for the state of Alaska, and roughly 39% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $100,168, which is roughly 31% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $69,317 for the state of Alaska, and roughly 43% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Bethel Population 6,273
Average Home Value $308,254
Median Household Income $100,168
Median Age 32
Unemployment Rate 9.4%
Politics % Unavailable

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 3.27
Male Population Estimate: 55.1%
Female Population Estimate: 44.9%
Median Age: 32
Male Median Age: 28.3
Female Median Age: 27.3

Racial Demographic Estimates

Indian:65.2%
White:23%
Hispanic:5.3%
Asian:3.9%
Black:2.4%
Other:0.7%
Hawaiian:0.6%

Voting

Voting results are unavailable for Bethel County.

Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
Dan Sullivan
U.S. Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
Mike Dunleavy
State governor
Mike Dunleavy
Republican Party

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Bethel specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Bethel County: About 15.0533 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Bethel County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Bethel County is about 74% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 100% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Bethel is about 9.4%.

Alaska is ranked #20 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 52.72 out of 100.

20th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 62.02

The average living wage for the state of Alaska is $31.66/hr, while the states minimum wage is $10.34/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Alaska a minimum wage score of 56.16 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $10.34/hr, which gives Alaska a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 100 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Alaska is $241.56, resulting in a UI benefit score of 63.83 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Alaska does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Alaska does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Alaska does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Alaska does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Alaska does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Alaska does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Alaska does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Alaska does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Alaska does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Alaska does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Alaska does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Alaska does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Alaska does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Alaska does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Alaska does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Alaska does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Alaska does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Alaska does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Alaska does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Alaska does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 99545, 99559 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 60.792800
Longitude: -161.791700
TimeZone: Alaska (GMT -09:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 46.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 907