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Bethany, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bethany had a population of 1,388 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Bethany is located at latitude 39.6442 and longitude -88.7409 in Moultrie County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bethany (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Moultrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 650 feet.

The Village of Bethany (GNIS ID: 2398109) 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 Bethany is located within Township of Marrowbone, a minor civil division (MCD) of Moultrie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethany population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Bethany, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,388
Population in Households 1,388
Population in Familes 1,184
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,436
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $50,545
Average Household Income $61,045
Per Capita Income $25,467


Total Housing Units 613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $94,787
Average Home Value $116,433


Total Households 575
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 414
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% -0.13%
Households 0.41% -0.07%
Families 0.63% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Bethany, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethany to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 605 56th
Population Density # 497 64th
Diversity Index # 937 32nd
Median Household Income # 867 37th
Per Capita Income # 886 35th

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