Bethlehem is located in west North Carolina. Bethlehem is between the Catawba, Alexander, Burke, Caldwell county. Bethlehem has 7.62 square miles of land area and 1.26 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Bethlehem population is 4,493, which has grown 21.01% since 2000. The population growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Bethlehem median household income is $49,712 in 2010-2014 and has has shrunk by 5.21% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Bethlehem median house value is $165,300 in 2010-2014 and has shrunk by -27.84% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 41.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Bethlehem is better than the state average in quality.