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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bethany is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bethany is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethany who work in office and administrative support (14.18%), sales jobs (11.38%), and teaching (7.60%).

The overall education level of Bethany is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.19% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bethany in 2018 was $24,107, which is upper middle income relative to Oklahoma, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,428 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 17.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bethany include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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