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Bethlehem, North Carolina
Location of Bethlehem, North Carolina
Location of Bethlehem, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Alexander
 • Total 8.9 sq mi (23.0 km2)
 • Land 7.6 sq mi (19.7 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
1,125 ft (343 m)
 • Total 4,214
 • Density 553/sq mi (213.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 37-05530
GNIS feature ID 1019114

Bethlehem is a census-designated place (CDP) in Alexander County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,214 at the 2010 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Bethlehem is located at 35°48′44″N 81°17′35″W / 35.81222°N 81.29306°W / 35.81222; -81.29306 (35.812171, -81.293026).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.9 square miles (23.0 km2), of which 7.6 square miles (19.7 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), or 14.15%, is water. The CDP occupies a large area in the southwest corner of Alexander County, along the north shore of Lake Hickory on the Catawba River.


2020 census

Bethlehem racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 3,971 88.42%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 79 1.76%
Native American 10 0.22%
Asian 117 2.61%
Other/Mixed 154 3.43%
Hispanic or Latino 160 3.56%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,491 people, 1,900 households, and 1,392 families residing in the CDP.

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