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Bethel is a town in Pitt County, in the Greenville metro area.
The community was named for a local Methodist church.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Carolina named Bethel. For links to other places called Bethel, NC, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bethel is 35.806N. The longitude is -77.379W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,682.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bethel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pitt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greenville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27812 ZIP code.
4% of Bethel residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bethel ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bethel was $15,219, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Bethel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bethel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $227. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $678.
Libraries in Bethel include Margaret Little Blount Library ... View libraries
Pitt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bethel political report.
The average commute time for Bethel workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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