Bethel is a town in Clermont County, Ohio, United States, though it was formerly a village. The population was 2,711 at the 2010 census. Bethel was founded in 1798 by Obed Denham as Denham Town, in what was then the Northwest Territory. Bethel is the home of the first movie theater in Ohio which was founded in 1908 by Aaron Little. It is home to the Starlite Drive-In, one of the few remaining drive-in theatres in the United States.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,711 people, 1,052 households, and 681 families residing in the village. Thepopulation density was 1,936.4 inhabitants per square mile (747.6/km2). There were 1,182 housing units at an average density of 844.3 per square mile (326.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.3% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races.Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 1,052 households of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.16.
The median age in the village was 33.8 years. 29% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.
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