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Bethlehem is a town in Albany County, in the Albany metro area.
The community was named for the biblical place.
The latitude of Bethlehem is 42.589N. The longitude is -73.823W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 197 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 31,304.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bethlehem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Albany County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12208 ZIP code.
17% of Bethlehem residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bethlehem ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bethlehem was $31,492, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Bethlehem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bethlehem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $653. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,384.
Albany County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bethlehem political report.
The average commute time for Bethlehem workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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