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Bethel, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Bethel, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°24′8″N 93°16′4″W / 45.40222°N 93.26778°W / 45.40222; -93.26778
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Anoka
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 443
 - Density 514.1/sq mi (198.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55005
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-05554[1]
GNIS feature ID 0640014[2]

Bethel is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 443 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (6.52%) is water. 237th Avenue / County 24 serves as a main route in the community. Minnesota State Highway 65 is nearby.


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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 443 people, 149 households, and 108 families residing in the city. The population density was 514.1 people per square mile (198.9/km²). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 179.9/sq mi (69.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.39% White, 0.23% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population.

There were 149 households out of which 47.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the city the population was spread out with 36.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 39.7% from 25 to 44, 13.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,125, and the median income for a family was $50,500. Males had a median income of $36,406 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,399. About 4.5% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 45°24′14″N 93°16′04″W / 45.40389°N 93.26778°W / 45.40389; -93.26778


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