- Bethany, Missouri
official_name = Bethany, Missouri
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Bethany, Missouri
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Harrison
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 11.5
area_land_km2 = 11.5
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 4.4
area_land_sq_mi = 4.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3087
population_density_km2 = 268.8
population_density_sq_mi = 696.2
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 272
elevation_ft = 892
latd = 40 |latm = 16 |lats = 0 |latNS = N
longd = 94 |longm = 2 |longs = 2 |longEW = W
Bethany is a city in and the
county seatof Harrison County, Missouri, United States.GR|6 The population was 3,087 at the 2000 census.
Bethany is located at coor dms|40|15|60|N|94|2|2|W|city (40.266579, -94.034005)GR|1. According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²) of it is land and 0.22% is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,087 people, 1,344 households, and 817 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 696.2 people per square mile (269.1/km²). There were 1,506 housing units at an average density of 339.7/sq mi (131.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.00% White, 0.10% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.
There were 1,344 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.74.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 29.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,050, and the median income for a family was $35,023. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $16,983 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $15,189. About 9.5% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.
Frank Buckles, the last surviving United States veteran from World War Iwas born in Bethany.
* [http://www.grm.net/bethany Bethany, Missouri website]
* [http://shr2.k12.mo.us South Harrison School District]
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