Bethesda, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethesda, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of Bethesda had a population of 1,265 as of July 1, 2016. Bethesda ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethesda is located at latitude 40.0166 and longitude -81.0726 in Belmont County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bethesda (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Belmont County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,227 feet.

The Village of Bethesda (GNIS ID: 2398112) 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 Village of Bethesda is located within Township of Goshen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Belmont County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethesda: Burr, Burrs Kills, Burrs Mill, Fairmont, Fairmount, Fairmount Station.

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Bethesda, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,265
Population in Households 1,263
Population in Familes 1,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 2,028
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 549
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 363
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 388 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $69,918
Average Home Value $79,199


Median Household Income $40,251
Average Household Income $50,627
Per Capita Income $21,348
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.06%
Households 0.0% 0.04%
Families 0.22% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Bethesda, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethesda to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 601 51st
Population Density1 # 265 78th
Diversity Index2 # 1078 11th
Median Household Income # 909 25th
Per Capita Income # 829 32nd

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