Bethel, Alaska

city in Alaska, USA

Bethel is a city in Alaska, of the United States. The only way to get to the town is by river or by airplane. Bethel is the main port on the Kuskokwim River.

Bethel, Alaska
Mamterilleq
Orutsaraq
Aerial view of Bethel on the Kuskokwim River
Aerial view of Bethel on the Kuskokwim River
Location of Bethel within the state of Alaska
Location of Bethel within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 60°47′32″N 161°45′21″W / 60.79222°N 161.75583°W / 60.79222; -161.75583
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
BoroughUnorganized
Census AreaBethel
ANCSA regional corporationCalista
IncorporatedAugust 1957[1]
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager government
Area
 • Total50.11 sq mi (129.78 km2)
 • Land44.51 sq mi (115.27 km2)
 • Water5.60 sq mi (14.51 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (1 m)
Population
 • Total6,325
 • Density142.11/sq mi (54.87/km2)
 • Alaska Native
62%
Time zoneUTC-9 (AKST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99559
Area code907
FIPS code02-06520
Websitecityofbethel.org

Bethel is the largest community in western Alaska. It is inside the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.

References

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  1. 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 32.
  2. City of Bethel. (October 27, 2006). "Bethel City Council Member List." Retrieved on April 13, 2007.
  3. Community Information Summaries: Bethel. Archived April 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Alaska Community Database Online, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Retrieved on April 13, 2007.
  4. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  5. "Explore Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 14, 2023.