Bethlehem is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 3,501 people and just one neighborhood, Bethlehem is the 143rd largest community in Connecticut.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Bethlehem are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Bethlehem isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bethlehem are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bethlehem is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethlehem who work in management occupations (13.99%), sales jobs (13.00%) and teaching (11.34%).
Also of interest is that Bethlehem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.09% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Bethlehem is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bethlehem’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Bethlehem, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.82 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.