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Bethany is a city in Harrison County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the biblical city
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Missouri named Bethany. For links to other places called Bethany, MO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bethany is 40.268N. The longitude is -94.028W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,065.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bethany demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harrison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64424 ZIP code.
21% of Bethany residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bethany ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bethany was $15,189, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Bethany residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bethany, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $255. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.
Libraries in Bethany include Bethany Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bethany include Bethany Republican-Clipper
Harrison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bethany political report.
The average commute time for Bethany workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Bethany include Best Western Bethany Inn.
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