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Bethel Island, California - Basic Facts

The Bethel Island Census Designated Place had a population of 2,250 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel Island is located at latitude 38.0289 and longitude -121.6405 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Bethel Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Bethel Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407834) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bethel Island Census Designated Place is located within East Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethel Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bethel Island, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,250
Population in Households 2,236
Population in Familes 1,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 403
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,066
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 545
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 820 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $295,000
Average Home Value $297,134


Median Household Income $37,809
Average Household Income $55,123
Per Capita Income $26,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 1.02%
Households 0.61% 0.94%
Families 0.15% 0.72%
Median Household Income   -1.93%
Per Capita Income   -0.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bethel Island, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel Island to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 860 43rd
Population Density1 # 988 35th
Diversity Index2 # 1027 32nd
Median Household Income # 1249 18th
Per Capita Income # 839 45th

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