Bethany, OK

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Living in Bethany

Bethany is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 19,221 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bethany is the 23rd largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities, Bethany isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bethany are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bethany is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethany who work in office and administrative support (14.58%), sales jobs (9.28%), and food service (7.62%).

In terms of college education, Bethany is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.29% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bethany in 2018 was $25,840, which is upper middle income relative to Oklahoma, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,360 for a family of four. However, Bethany contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bethany is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bethany home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bethany residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bethany also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bethany include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Bethany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.