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Bethel is a township in Lebanon County, in the Lebanon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Bethel. For links to other places called Bethel, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bethel is 40.500N. The longitude is -76.5W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 748 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,526.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bethel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lebanon 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 17026 ZIP code.
44% of Bethel residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $17,093, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $464. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,009.
Lebanon 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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