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Bethune, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethune is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kit Carson County at latitude 39.3038 and longitude -102.4234. Kit Carson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,258 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Bethune, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bethune, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bethune indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Bethune (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Town of Bethune, CO Boundary Map


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Bethune, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 228
Population in Households 227
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,407
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $138,636
Average Home Value $162,745


Median Household Income $38,369
Average Household Income $52,369
Per Capita Income $20,304
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.91% -0.71%
Households -0.61% -0.53%
Families -3.92% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bethune, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethune to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 347 24th
Population Density1 # 125 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 142 69th
Median Household Income # 383 17th
Per Capita Income # 382 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.