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Bethel, Ohio
Village
Location of Bethel, Ohio
Location of Bethel, Ohio
Location of Bethel in Clermont County
Location of Bethel in Clermont County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clermont
Township Tate
Area
 • Total 1.43 sq mi (3.71 km2)
 • Land 1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
883 ft (269 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,711
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,811
 • Density 1,969.87/sq mi (760.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45106
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-06068
GNIS feature ID 1064426

Bethel is a village in Clermont County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,711 at the 2010 census. Bethel was founded in 1798 by Obed Denham as Denham Town, in what was then the Northwest Territory. Bethel is the home of the first movie theater in Ohio which was founded in 1908.

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History

Bethel was originally called Plainfield, and under the latter name was platted in 1798. The town site was replatted in 1802 under the name Bethel. The present name is after Bethel, a city in the Hebrew Bible. A post office called Bethel has been in operation since 1815.

Geography

Bethel is located at 38°57′47″N 84°4′54″W / 38.96306°N 84.08167°W / 38.96306; -84.08167 (38.963171, -84.081787).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), of which 1.40 square miles (3.63 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 634
1880 582 −8.2%
1890 625 7.4%
1900 850 36.0%
1910 1,201 41.3%
1920 1,340 11.6%
1930 1,312 −2.1%
1940 1,604 22.3%
1950 1,932 20.4%
1960 2,019 4.5%
1970 2,214 9.7%
1980 2,231 0.8%
1990 2,407 7.9%
2000 2,637 9.6%
2010 2,711 2.8%
2019 (est.) 2,811 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,711 people, 1,052 households, and 681 families living in the village. The population density was 1,936.4 inhabitants per square mile (747.6/km2). There were 1,182 housing units at an average density of 844.3 per square mile (326.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.3% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 1,052 households, of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the village was 33.8 years. 29% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

Education

Bethel has a public library, a branch of the Clermont County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Libbie C. Riley Baer (1849–1929), poet
  • Ulysses S. Grant - President of the United States and Commanding General of the United States Army
  • Ulysses S. Grant Jr. - attorney and entrepreneur, a son of President Grant
  • Thomas Morris - U.S. Senator from Ohio
  • Steven M. Newman - the World Walker
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