Bethel is a village in Shelby County, Missouri, United States. The population was 122 at the 2010 census.
Bethel is located at 39°52′38″N 92°1′28″W / 39.87722°N 92.02444°W / 39.87722; -92.02444 (39.877205, -92.024433).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 122 people, 60 households, and 34 families residing in the village. The population density was 871.4 inhabitants per square mile (336.4/km). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 564.3 per square mile (217.9/km). The racial makeup of the village was 93.4% White, 2.5% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.
There were 60 households of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.3% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.74.
The median age in the village was 45.7 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 24.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 121 people, 56 households, and 31 families residing in the village. The population density was 856.5 people per square mile (333.7/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 545.0 per square mile (212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.35% White, and 1.65% from two or more races.
There were 56 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $22,083, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $22,292 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,958. There were no families and 6.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 42.9% of those over 64.