Bethlehem, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethlehem, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethlehem had a population of 605 as of July 1, 2016. Bethlehem ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethlehem is located at latitude 33.9379 and longitude -83.71 in Barrow County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bethlehem (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Barrow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 860 feet.

The Town of Bethlehem (GNIS ID: 2405255) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bethlehem is located within Bethlehem Division of Barrow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethlehem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bethlehem, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 605
Population in Households 605
Population in Familes 524
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 243
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $110,784
Average Home Value $148,878


Median Household Income $35,359
Average Household Income $45,319
Per Capita Income $15,523
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.26%
Households -0.3% 0.09%
Families 0.62% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bethlehem, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethlehem to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 429 32nd
Population Density1 # 477 24th
Diversity Index2 # 477 24th
Median Household Income # 374 40th
Per Capita Income # 545 13th

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