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Bethel, Connecticut

  •   State: 
    Fairfield County
      County FIPS: 
    41°22′27″N 73°23′42″W
      Area total: 
    16.9 sq mi (43.8 km²)
      Area land: 
    16.8 sq mi (43.5 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
    482 ft (147 m)
    1855; Incorporated 1855
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,204.6 residents per square mile of area (465.1/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Bethel is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Its population was 11,988 in 2022 according to World Population Review. Interstate 84 passes through Bethel, and it has a train station on the Danbury Branch of Metro-North's New Haven Line. The first meeting of the Young Communist League was held in Bethel in May 1922. In 1934, Rudolph Kunett started the first vodka distillery in the U.S. after purchasing rights to the recipe from the exiled Smirnoff family. The town has a total area of 16.9 square miles (44 km²), of which 16.8 square miles of land is land and 0.1 square mile (0.26 km²) is water. The Bethel CDP, corresponding to the town center, has atotal area of 4.1square miles (11 km²)," all land" Bethel borders Redding to the south, Danbury to the west, Brookfield to the north, and Newtown to the east. Bethel High School is located in the Bethel Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located on Greenwood Avenue, near the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Greenwood Road. It was founded in 1700 and incorporated in 1855 from Danbury. The name Bethel is derived from Hebrew meaning "house of God". The town's name is also used in the film "The Godfather: Part II", which was filmed in the town.


Bethel is a name derived from Hebrew meaning "house of God" The first meeting of the Young Communist League was held in Bethel in May 1922. In 1934, Rudolph Kunett started the first vodka distillery in the U.S. after purchasing rights to the recipe from the exiled Smirnoff family. Bethel was first settled around 1700. The town incorporated in 1855 from Danbury. It is now a suburb of New York City, with a population of around 3,000. It was founded in 1700 and was named after Bethel, a town in the Bible, which means "home of the God" in Hebrew. The city is now home to the New York State Psychiatric Center, which was established in 1903. It has a capacity to house up to 4,000 patients. It also has a hospital for the elderly, which is located in the nearby town of Danbury, Connecticut. The hospital was built in 1903 and was the first in the United States to treat the elderly. It opened its doors to the public in 1903, and later became a psychiatric hospital in 1954. It now has a total of around 1,500 patients, and is home to a number of psychiatric facilities, including a geriatric unit and a children's hospital. It's also the home of the American Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1913. The museum has a collection of more than 2,000 pieces of art, many of which have been donated by the local community. It includes a large collection of photographs.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.9 square miles (44 km²) The Bethel CDP, corresponding to the town center, has atotal area of 4.1square miles (11 km²), all land. Bethel borders Redding to the south, Danbury to the west, Brookfield to the north, and Newtown to the east. The town is located on the Connecticut River, which runs through the center of the town. It is the only town in the state not to be named after a U.S. president. It was named after Bethel, Connecticut, which was founded in 1788. The Betchel CDP is located in the town of Bethel and covers a total of 16 square miles, or 44 km², of which 16.8 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles are water. The CDP has a population of 3,816, making it one of the smallest towns in New England. It also borders the towns of Danbury, Newtown, Redding, and Brookfield, which are all in the northern part of the state. It has a water supply of 0.26square miles, which is less than 1% of its total area. The area is also the smallest town in New Hampshire, at 0.3 square miles. The population of the CDP was 3,716, which includes the Bethel town center. The total area is 0.5 square miles or 0.53 km².


As of the census of 2000, there were 18,067 people, 6,505 households, and 4,846 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town in 2005 was 85.86% White, 1.91% African American, 0.26% Native American, 4.58% Asian,0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.20% from other races or of multiple races. 20.2% were of Italian, 17.5% Irish, 9.1% German, 7.0% English, 6.7% American and 6.0%) ancestry according to Census 2000. The median income for a household in the city was $68,891, and $78,358 for a family. The per capita income for the town was $28,927. About 1.2%. of families and 2.5%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 5.5. of those age 65 or over. The town has a population of 18,584 as of the 2010 census. It is located on the New York-Massachusetts border and is on the U.S.-Pennsylvania border. It was once known as "Bethel, New Hampshire" and was the site of the Bethel Turnpike. The name Bethel is a contraction of the word "bethel" which means "to help" or "to assist" in English.


Battery manufacturer Duracell is headquartered in Bethel. The company is one of the world's largest battery manufacturers. Duracel is a major supplier of batteries to the U.S. military and other industries. The U.N. says it has a responsibility to protect the environment and the health of its citizens. The United Nations says it is committed to protecting the environment in all its forms, including the use of renewable energy in the energy sector and in the manufacture of batteries.

Arts and culture

Sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places include Greenwood Avenue Historic District, Rev. John Ely House, and Seth Seelye House. Greenwood Avenue is one of the busiest streets in the city. The city is home to a number of museums and galleries, including the National Museum of American History and the Museum of African-American History and Culture. It is also home to the Greenwood Avenue Elementary School, which was founded in 1881. The Greenwood Avenue neighborhood is known for its colorful and colorful murals, which date back to the early 19th century. The town's main street, Greenwood Avenue, was built in the early 20th century, and is known as the "Greenwood Avenue" district. It was the site of the city's first public school, which opened in 1883. It has since become a focal point for the community, with many residents moving to the area for work and social causes. The community also has its own museum, which is located in the town's historic district, and has been added to the National Park Service in the 1930s. The village's main square is called Greenwood Avenue and is the home of the Greenwood Ave Historic District. The area is also known for being a popular tourist destination, especially in the summer, when the city is at its most active. It also has a large number of historic homes, including several that are listed in the U.S. National Register for Historic Places, including one that is listed in Washington, D.C.


The U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would allow women to run for president. The Senate voted against the bill, which would have meant women could not run for office. The bill was defeated by a vote of no confidence in the Senate. The House voted in favor of the measure, and the Senate voted to approve it. The vote was a no-confidence vote, which meant the Senate could not vote on the measure. The measure passed with a majority of votes, but the House voted against it, and it was defeated. The U.N. vote was also a no confidence vote, meaning the Senate would have to vote to approve the bill. The decision was made by the Senate, which voted to support it, but not the House, which had to vote against it. In the end, the Senate passed the measure and the measure was approved by a voice vote. It was the first time the Senate had voted to back a bill in more than 30 years. The move was seen as a victory for women's rights, which the House had previously voted against, but it was also seen as bad for the economy. The president's vote was the second-highest-ever, after the Senate's in 1988, and he was re-elected in 1994. The first-term president, George H.W. Bush, was elected in 1996, and served two terms. The second-term senator, George W. Bush in 1998, was also re- elected in 1998.


Bethel High School is a high school in Bethel, Idaho. The school was founded in 1903. It is located on the banks of the Bethel River. It was the first high school to be built in the town of Bethel. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. The high school is located in the center of the town, near the town center. It has an enrollment of about 1,200 students. It opened its doors in 1903, and has been there ever since. It closed in the 1950s, and reopened in the 1980s, when the town was re-built. It's located on a river, and was once called Bethel Creek. It became Bethel High in the 1970s, after the school moved to a new location. The current high school was built in 2000, and it is located near the old site of the high school. It now has a enrollment of around 1,000 students. The district has a history of about 3,000 years, dating back to the early 1800s. It went through several name changes, including Bethel School, Bethel Elementary and Bethel Middle School. It also went through a number of name changes in the 1960s and 1970s. it is now known as Bethel Senior High School, or Bethel Junior High School. it was originally Bethel-Bethel Junior and Senior High, and later Bethel Intermediate School. In the 1990s, it was renamed Bethel Secondary School.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut = 7.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 32. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Bethel = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 13,383 individuals with a median age of 39.2 age the population grows by 5.23% in Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,204.6 residents per square mile of area (465.1/km²). There are average 2.51 people per household in the 3,831 households with an average household income of $71,278 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.80% of the available work force and has dropped -2.72% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.76%. The number of physicians in Bethel per 100,000 population = 301.6.


The annual rainfall in Bethel = 49.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 42.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 123. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 174. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut which are owned by the occupant = 60.19%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 40 years with median home cost = $306,500 and home appreciation of -10.11%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $13.56 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,377 per student. There are 14.6 students for each teacher in the school, 323 students for each Librarian and 363 students for each Counselor. 5.29% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 18.94% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.89% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Bethel's population in Fairfield County, Connecticut of 5,964 residents in 1900 has increased 2,24-fold to 13,383 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.48% female residents and 48.52% male residents live in Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    As of 2020 in Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut are married and the remaining 45.16% are single population.

  • 27.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Bethel require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.12% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.95% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.99% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.05% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 60.19% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.19% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.62% are vacant.

  • The 67.16% of the population in Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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