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Bethlehem is a village in Ohio County, in the Wheeling metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in West Virginia named Bethlehem. For links to other places called Bethlehem, WV, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bethlehem is 40.043N. The longitude is -80.69W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,247 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,606.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bethlehem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ohio County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wheeling area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26003 ZIP code.
30% of Bethlehem residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $21,995, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% 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 $469. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $740.
Ohio County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bethlehem political report.
The average commute time for Bethlehem workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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