Bethlehem, West Virginia

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Bethlehem, West Virginia
Village
Location of Bethlehem, West Virginia
Coordinates: 40°2′56″N 80°41′37″W / 40.04889°N 80.69361°W / 40.04889; -80.69361Coordinates: 40°2′56″N 80°41′37″W / 40.04889°N 80.69361°W / 40.04889; -80.69361
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyOhio
Government
 • MayorGarrett "Rhett" Daniel
 • Police ChiefAugust Bankey
Area[1]
 • Total3.54 sq mi (9.17 km2)
 • Land3.54 sq mi (9.17 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,247 ft (380 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total2,499
 • Estimate (2012[3])2,479
 • Density705.9/sq mi (272.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code26003
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-06940[4]
GNIS feature ID1535728[5]
Websitehttp://www.local.wv.gov/bethlehem/
 
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Bethlehem, West Virginia
Village
Location of Bethlehem, West Virginia
Coordinates: 40°2′56″N 80°41′37″W / 40.04889°N 80.69361°W / 40.04889; -80.69361Coordinates: 40°2′56″N 80°41′37″W / 40.04889°N 80.69361°W / 40.04889; -80.69361
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyOhio
Government
 • MayorGarrett "Rhett" Daniel
 • Police ChiefAugust Bankey
Area[1]
 • Total3.54 sq mi (9.17 km2)
 • Land3.54 sq mi (9.17 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,247 ft (380 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total2,499
 • Estimate (2012[3])2,479
 • Density705.9/sq mi (272.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code26003
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-06940[4]
GNIS feature ID1535728[5]
Websitehttp://www.local.wv.gov/bethlehem/

Bethlehem is a village in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,499 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Bethlehem is located at 40°2′56″N 80°41′37″W / 40.04889°N 80.69361°W / 40.04889; -80.69361 (40.048761, -80.693601)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.54 square miles (9.17 km2), all of it land.[1] Elevation is 1,243 feet (379 m).

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
19501,146
19602,308101.4%
19702,4616.6%
19802,6778.8%
19902,6940.6%
20002,651−1.6%
20102,499−5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,499 people, 1,107 households, and 735 families residing in the village. The population density was 705.9 inhabitants per square mile (272.5 /km2). There were 1,163 housing units at an average density of 328.5 per square mile (126.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.8% White, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 1,107 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the village was 47.2 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 34% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,651 people, 1,127 households, and 793 families residing in the village. The population density was 751.2 people per square mile (290.0/km²). There were 1,169 housing units at an average density of 331.2 per square mile (127.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.57% White, 1.17% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.62% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 1,127 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 1,000 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $43,802, and the median income for a family was $49,491. Males had a median income of $37,850 versus $25,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,995. About 0.5% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

Residential Areas[edit]

Bethlehem also provides fire and EMS services through the Bethlehem volunteer fire department. The fire department chief is Paul Walters.

Bethlehem Community Park is home to the first official monument to veterans of the Vietnam War, in the state of West Virginia. Dedicated with full military honors in a ceremony on Memorial Day, 1986, the gray granite memorial sits in the center of the turnaround by the lower shelter, at the base of the flagpole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.