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Bethel
City
Location of the city of Bethelwithin Anoka County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Bethel
within Anoka County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Anoka
Incorporated 1902
Area
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.70 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation
932 ft (284 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 466
 • Estimate 
(2019)
501
 • Density 511.22/sq mi (197.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55005
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-05554
GNIS feature ID 0640014
Website http://www.bethelmn.govoffice2.com/

Bethel is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 466 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), of which, 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

237th Avenue / County Road 24 serves as a main route in the community. Minnesota State Highway 65 is nearby.

Bethel is located in the north–central part of Anoka County. The boundary line between Anoka and Isanti counties is nearby.

Adjacent cities

History

Bethel was incorporated as a village in 1902, and was officially incorporated as the city of Bethel on January 1, 1974.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 221
1920 265 19.9%
1930 184 −30.6%
1940 188 2.2%
1950 250 33.0%
1960 302 20.8%
1970 311 3.0%
1980 272 −12.5%
1990 394 44.9%
2000 443 12.4%
2010 466 5.2%
2019 (est.) 501 7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 466 people, 174 households, and 118 families residing in the city. The population density was 512.1 inhabitants per square mile (197.7/km2). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 211.0 per square mile (81.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 174 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 6.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.5% male and 45.5% female.

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