Bethel, NC

Bethel, situated in Pitt County, is a small town made up of only 1 square mile. The town is part of the Greenville Metropolitan Area...

2018 Best Guide to Bethel, NC

June 2, 2018


The median resident age in Bethel is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $27,000 making it about $18,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Bethel is about $85,000 (2013) which is $70,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $450 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Bethel is 39% White, 60% Black, and 1% Hispanic. 73% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 41% are married, 8% are divorced, 6% are separated, 13% are widowed, leaving 32% that have never been married.

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Pitt County

Bethel belongs to Pitt County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for William Pitt the Elder, is part of the Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Pitt County has a population of 168,000 and it's largest city Greenville, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

The county, formed from part of Beaufort County, borders Edgecombe, Greene, Wilson, Lenoir, Beaufort, Craven, and Martin Counties.

Pitt County is made up of 655 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.


The Population of Bethel, NC is about 1,580.


The elevation of Bethel, NC is 69 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Bethel, NC is 27812.

Area Code

The area code for Bethel, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Bethel and Pitt County have voted mostly Republican, but have recently began voting democrat. With 53% going to Barack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.

As of 2010, 59% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 38% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Bethel is around 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, retail, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily Reflector and Minority Voice Newspaper are the primary newspapers that cover the Pitt County area.