Bethel, VT Population

Population: 1,968. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,980 (+0.6% change)
Males: 965 (49.0%), Females: 1,003 (51.0%)

Windsor County

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $34,141
Median house value: $87,600

Races in Bethel:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)

Ancestries: English (21.3%), Irish (12.8%), French (10.7%), United States (8.9%), German (8.5%), Scottish (7.1%).

Elevation: 543 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bethel

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethel town

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

2.5% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +123 (+6.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Bethel:

  • GIFFORD MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; RANDOLPH, VT)
  • CENTRAL VERMONT HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; BARRE, VT)
  • RUTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 28 miles; RUTLAND, VT)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bethel:

  • RUTLAND STATE (about 31 miles; RUTLAND, VT; Abbreviation: RUT)
  • BURLINGTON INTL (about 57 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Abbreviation: BTV)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 76 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; Abbreviation: GFL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bethel:

  • WARREN-SUGARBUSH (about 24 miles; WARREN, VT; Abbreviation: 0B7)
  • EDWARD F KNAPP STATE (about 26 miles; BARRE/MONTPELIER, VT; Abbreviation: MPV)
  • POST MILLS (about 27 miles; POST MILLS, VT; Abbreviation: 2B9)
Amtrak stations near Bethel:

  • 7 miles: RANDOLPH (DEPOT SQ.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: KILLINGTON (RTE 4) – Seasonal Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:

  • NORWICH UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; NORTHFIELD, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 28 miles; HANOVER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,309)
  • MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,265)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLL (about 53 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Full-time enrollment: 8,852)
  • SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE (about 59 miles; COLCHESTER, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE (about 67 miles; KEENE, NH; Full-time enrollment: 4,049)
  • PLYMOUTH STATE COLLEGE (about 69 miles; PLYMOUTH, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,542)

Schools

Public high school in Bethel:

  • WHITCOMB JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: PLEASANT ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bethel:

  • BETHEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 273 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WINDSOR NORTHWEST S.U. (Students: 52; Location: MAIN STREET; Grades: PK – PK)

Libraries

Library in Bethel:

  • BETHEL PUBLIC (Operating income: $24,787; Location: P.O. BOX 354; 13,961 books; 286 audio materials; 394 video materials; 15 serial subscriptions)