Talk:Bethel, Alaska

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Old talk[edit]

The first paragraph states Bethel is west of Anchorage-and Anchorage is NOT THE CAPITAL OF ALASKA

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Is it really necessary to have four dense paragraphs of statistics?

Demographics

According to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, as of 2006, there were an estimated 5,960 people living in Bethel. As of the 2000 census there were 5471 people, 1,790 households, and 1,190 families residing in the city. The population density was 49/km² (125.0/mi²). There were 2,310 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 27% White, 1% Black or African American, 62% Native American, 3% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 7% from two or more races. 2% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,790 households out of which 46% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% are married couples living together, 18% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30% are non-families. 25% of all households are made up of individuals and 3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.0 and the average family size is 3.7.

In the city the population is spread out with 33% under the age of 18, 12% from 18 to 24, 31% from 25 to 44, 20% from 45 to 64, and 6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 110 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 110 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $56,900, and the median income for a family is $62,400. Males have a median income of $44,900 versus $39,000 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,300. 11% of the population and 11% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10% of those under the age of 18 and 18% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

If somebody were that interested in this, she could go to the Census Bureau website. molto_agitato 19:36, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

There are contradictory population estimates. Is Bethel's population 6,262, 5,960, or 5,471? molto_agitato 19:52, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

County?[edit]

What are the best redirects for Bethel County and Bethel (CA) County found in 'nets? - Altenmann >t 19:15, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Any such redirects should be to Bethel Census Area, Alaska, as this article is supposed to be about the city of Bethel (two closely related, but separate, things). RadioKAOS  – Talk to me, Billy 01:34, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

News vs History[edit]

I was drawn here by the posting on WP:ANI. The town's high school burning down is more than just news; it's a part of the town's history (especially for a relatively small town like Bethel). User:Michaelh2001 was adding too much information - the detail that the library had historically important Yu'pik artifacts is notable, the fact that a gym burned down and a dormitory did not isn't really notable. But the high school burning down is definitely more notable than a hoax involving Taco Bell. So I've restored part of Michaelh2001's edits, and deleted the paragraph about the Taco Bell hoax. Argyriou (talk) 19:28, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

@Argyriou: I appreciate your help, and am glad to see some sense return to this discussion. I assume good faith, but the notion that including info about a fire that destroyed two schools that hold Yupik artifacts and learning materials is "un-encyclopedic" is utterly ridiculous. I was incredulous, because I stated in the article how the Yupik artifacts were impacted. I thank you for your help. One small correction, my original posts stated that the gym did not burn down. Thanks again! Juneau Mike (talk) 16:12, 6 November 2015 (UTC)