Bethel and other nearby cities data can be seen on the chart below.
The Bridgeport Region ranks 20th for the US regions with the highest concentrations of nonprofit organizations according to Governing Magazine. The Bridgeport metro area has a total of 1,391 nonprofits, which translates to 14.7 per 10,000 population.
The number of nonprofits in towns near Bethel are:
|City||# of Charities||Value of Assets|
|New Fairfield, CT||57||$4,033,563|
|Redding Ctr, CT||7||$26,277,526|
|Redding Ridge, CT||2||$123,877|
|Sandy Hook, CT||56||$39,610,586|
|West Redding, CT||6||$11,993,703|
The magazine studied all of the regions in the United States to try to determine why some regions have more charities than others, and they found some interesting results. "What we found was that the concentration of locally focused nonprofits doesn’t just vary from one part of the country to another -- it varies a lot. The top 10 metro areas on our list have more than twice the number of nonprofits per capita as all those in the bottom quarter."
Other regions in the top 20 according to Governor Magazine include:
Nonprofits Per 10k Pop
|Barnstable Town, MA||517||24.2|
|Santa Fe, NM||285||19|
|Burlington-South Burlington, VT||366||16.6|
|Great Falls, MT||130||15.9|
|Glens Falls, NY||198||15.8|
|Jefferson City, MO||234||15.4|
|Portland-South Portland, ME||813||15.2|
Other Connecticut regions on the list include:
- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford with 1,576 nonprofits
- New Haven-Milford with 1,082 nonprofits
- Norwich-New London with 318 nonprofits
The governing analysis is based on data published by The National Center for Charitable Statistics.