Bethesda, Ohio

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Bethesda is a village located in Belmont County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,413.


Location of Bethesda, Ohio
Location of Bethesda, Ohio

Bethesda is located at 40°0'58" North, 81°4'22" West (40.016200, -81.072753)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²). 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.54% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 1,413 people, 592 households, and 397 families residing in the village. The population density is 852.4/km² (2,199.7/mi²). There are 679 housing units at an average density of 409.6/km² (1,057.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 98.94% White, 0.14% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 592 households out of which 35.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% are married couples living together, 14.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the village the population is spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $24,358, and the median income for a family is $31,111. Males have a median income of $27,396 versus $19,028 for females. The per capita income for the village is $13,406. 18.5% of the population and 16.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.0% are under the age of 18 and 15.5% are 65 or older.