Bethel is a town in Pitt County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,577 at the 2010 Census. The town is a part of the Greenville Metropolitan Area located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. Confusingly, there are three other towns in the state named "Bethel." One is between Edenton and Hertford in the "Finger Counties" region in the Northeast corner of the state, another is in the North-Central part in Caswell County and the third is located in the Mountain Region of North Carolina in Haywood County. There is also a community named Bethel located in Watauga county.
Bethel is located at 35°48′25″N 77°22′37″W (35.806916, -77.376889).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,681 people, 651 households, and 449 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,606.8 people per square mile (618.1/km2). There were 710 housing units at an average density of 678.6 per square mile (261.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 40.15% White, 58.12% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races.