Bethel

Bethel is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, about 69 miles (111 km) from New York City. The town center is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP). The core area of the town center is the Greenwood Avenue Historic District.

Interstate 84 passes through the Bethel, and it has a train station on the Danbury Branch of Metro-North’s New Haven Line.

Bethel was first settled around 1700. The town incorporated in 1855 from Danbury. Bethel is a name derived from Hebrew meaning “house of God”.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.9 square miles (44 km2), of which 16.8 square miles (44 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.53%, is water. The Bethel CDP, corresponding to the town center, has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), all land. Bethel borders Redding to the south, Danbury to the west, Brookfield to the north, and Newtown to the east.

Bethel Statistics

10,012

Population

$295,600

MEDIAN PROPERTY VALUE

$73,393

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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