Bethel, AK (City Center)




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About Bethel, AK (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Bethel is $259,303, which is more expensive than 53.8% of the neighborhoods in Alaska and 65.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Bethel City Center is currently $1,901, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.8% of the neighborhoods in Alaska.

Bethel City Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bethel, Alaska.

Real estate in the City Center of Bethel, AK is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Bethel City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bethel, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Bethel City Center neighborhood has more Native American and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 58.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 1.2% have Finnish ancestry.

Bethel City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 32.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Bethel City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 78.1% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Bethel City Center neighborhood, 0.5% of people ride a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry ridership than in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Bethel City Center (24.6%) than in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Finally, more people in Bethel City Center choose to walk to work each day (14.1%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Bethel City Center neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 16.8% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (2.9%) living in the Bethel City Center neighborhood.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Bethel are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 79.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 14.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 53.9% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Bethel City Center neighborhood, 40.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.6%), and 18.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the City Center neighborhood in Bethel, AK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (58.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.2%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (3.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bethel City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 60.7% of households. Some people also speak Native American languages (32.3%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Bethel City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (78.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (47.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (24.6%) and 14.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Bethel 0.101011101001110
Alaska 7.30

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Bethel 0.101011101001110
Alaska 28.18

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Bethel 0.101011101001110
Alaska 8

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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District Quality Compared to Alaska

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Better than of AK school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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