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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Housing Analysis


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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,023

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 518

Female householder, no husband present : 606

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 829

Householder not living alone : 202


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 3

Male householder and female partner : 218

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 134

All other households : 3,823


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,393

Renter-occupied housing units : 630

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 367

Renter-occupied housing units : 151

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 404

Renter-occupied housing units : 202

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 387

Renter-occupied housing units : 644


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 267

$10,000 to $14,999 : 197

$15,000 to $19,999 : 255

$20,000 to $24,999 : 201

$25,000 to $29,999 : 194

$30,000 to $34,999 : 232

$35,000 to $39,999 : 247

$40,000 to $44,999 : 204

$45,000 to $49,999 : 161

$50,000 to $59,999 : 362

$60,000 to $74,999 : 379

$75,000 to $99,999 : 622

$100,000 to $124,999 : 301

$125,000 to $149,999 : 202

$150,000 to $199,999 : 175

$200,000 or more : 179


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Total : 5,548


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Occupied : 4,178

Vacant : 1,370


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Median number of rooms : 4


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : 15

Built 2000 to 2004 : 181

Built 1990 to 1999 : 929

Built 1980 to 1989 : 2,031

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,625

Built 1960 to 1969 : 493

Built 1950 to 1959 : 123

Built 1940 to 1949 : 65

Built 1939 or earlier : 86


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Utility gas : 38

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 12

Electricity : 103

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 3,638

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 387

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 201

$10,000 to $14,999 : 53

$15,000 to $19,999 : 67

$20,000 to $24,999 : 85

$25,000 to $29,999 : 55

$30,000 to $34,999 : 158

$35,000 to $39,999 : 27

$40,000 to $49,999 : 93

$50,000 to $59,999 : 48

$60,000 to $69,999 : 65

$70,000 to $79,999 : 87

$80,000 to $89,999 : 112

$90,000 to $99,999 : 13

$100,000 to $124,999 : 275

$125,000 to $149,999 : 102

$150,000 to $174,999 : 170

$175,000 to $199,999 : 127

$200,000 to $249,999 : 475

$250,000 to $299,999 : 155

$300,000 to $399,999 : 131

$400,000 to $499,999 : 33

$500,000 to $749,999 : 19

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 40

Home equity loan only : 57

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 897

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,557


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : $130,000

Built 2000 to 2004 : $232,200

Built 1990 to 1999 : $123,500

Built 1980 to 1989 : $117,200

Built 1970 to 1979 : $89,500

Built 1960 to 1969 : $177,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $121,900

Built 1940 to 1949 : $71,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $89,400


(updated 2009)



Housing Occupancy in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Occupied

81.46%

Vacant

18.54%

(updated 2010)



Vacant Housing Units in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Owner Occupied

60.91%

Renter Occupied

39.09%

(updated 2010)



Percentage of Family Households in Bethel Census Area, Alaska: 73.9%

Percentage of Family Households in Alaska: 66.2%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 42 42 $5,386,758
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

42 42 $5,386,758
2000        
  Single Family 50 50 $6,321,430
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

50 50 $6,321,430
2001        
  Single Family 22 22 $2,925,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

22 22 $2,925,000
2002        
  Single Family 42 42 $6,302,740
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $600,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

43 46 $6,902,740
2003        
  Single Family 46 46 $6,900,000
  Two Family 2 4 $600,000
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $400,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

49 53 $7,900,000
2004        
  Single Family 69 69 $10,200,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

69 69 $10,200,000
2005        
  Single Family 44 44 $6,250,000
  Two Family 5 10 $800,000
  Three and Four Family 2 6 $600,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

51 60 $7,650,000
2006        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Bethel Census Area, AK): $35,701
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alaska): $51,571


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Bethel Census Area): $77,400
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alaska): $137,400


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Utility Gas: 0.9%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.0%
Electricity: 3.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 87.6%
Coal Or Coke: 0.1%
Wood: 6.3%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.9%
No Fuel Used: 0.3%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Institutionalized population

54.44%

Correctional facilities for adults

47.63%

Federal detention centers

0.0%

Federal prisons

0.0%

State prisons

23.96%

Local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

0.0%

Correctional residential facilities

23.67%

Military disciplinary barracks and jails

0.0%

Juvenile facilities

6.80%

Group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

0.0%

Residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

2.96%

Correctional facilities intended for juveniles

3.85%

Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities

0.0%

Other institutional facilities

0.0%

Mental (Psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

0.0%

Hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

0.0%

In-patient hospice facilities

0.0%

Military treatment facilities with assigned patients

0.0%

Residential schools for people with disabilities

0.0%

Noninstitutionalized population

45.56%

College/University student housing

7.99%

Military quarters

0.0%

Military barracks and dormitories (non-disciplinary)

0.0%

Military ships

0.0%

Other noninstitutional facilities

37.57%

Emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

0.0%

Group homes intended for adults

5.33%

Residential treatment centers for adults

7.10%

Maritime/merchant vessels

0.0%

Workers' group living quarters and Job Corps centers

13.61%

Other noninstitutional facilities

11.54%


(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 47.63%
  • Juvenile facilities : 6.8%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 7.99%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 37.57%


(updated 2010)



Workers who live and work in Bethel Census Area, Alaska: 4,442 (26.1%)


(updated 2010)



Average Household Size in Bethel Census Area, Alaska: 3.59
Average Household Size in Alaska: 2.65


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Bethel Census Area): $814
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alaska): $720
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Bethel Census Area): $1318


(updated 2010)



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