Bethune, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethune, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethune had a population of 227 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bethune is located at latitude 39.3038 and longitude -102.4234 in Kit Carson County. 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. Kit Carson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,258 feet.

The Town of Bethune (GNIS ID: 2411684) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bethune is located within Burlington Division of Kit Carson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethune population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bethune, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 227
Daytime Population: Workers 9
Daytime Population: Residents 92
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 101
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.44
Population in Households 227
Population in Familes 191
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,401
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $37,916
Average Household Income $53,530
Per Capita Income $20,898


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 $156,250
Average Home Value $255,882


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.59% -0.53%
Households -0.36% -0.53%
Families -2.32% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

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, 2017 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 # 348 24th
Population Density # 127 72nd
Diversity Index # 143 69th
Median Household Income # 391 15th
Per Capita Income # 397 14th

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