Bethel Heights, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Bethel Heights had a population of 2,656 as of July 1, 2016. Bethel Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel Heights is located at latitude 36.2202 and longitude -94.1162 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bethel Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,348 feet.

The City of Bethel Heights (GNIS ID: 2403866) 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.

The City of Bethel Heights is located within Township 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethel Heights 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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Bethel Heights, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,656
Population in Households 2,651
Population in Familes 2,320
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,125
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 720
Average Household Size 3.68
Family Households 573
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 816 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $147,500
Average Home Value $172,143


Median Household Income $46,723
Average Household Income $61,073
Per Capita Income $17,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.83% 2.03%
Households 1.45% 1.87%
Families 0.43% 1.75%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Bethel Heights, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel Heights to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 116 79th
Population Density1 # 50 91st
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 97 82nd
Per Capita Income # 397 27th

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