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Bethel is a town in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.
The community was named after biblical place
The latitude of Bethel is 41.374N. The longitude is -73.395W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,067.
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12% of Bethel residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $28,927, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Bethel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bethel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $744. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,586.
Libraries in Bethel include Bethel Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Bethel workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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