Bethlehem Profile

About Bethlehem

The Town of Bethlehem, located in Albany County, New York, is a thriving modern-day suburban community that still retains a friendly, neighborly warmth reminiscent of days past. Located on the banks of the Hudson River - just miles from downtown Albany, New York State's capital.Bethlehem’s location at the crossroads of the northeast in the heart of New York's Tech Valley, gives businesses easy access to 132 million people in the United States and Canada. Nearly half of all manufacturing facilities, skilled workers and retail sales in the two countries are within a single day’s shipping of the Town.

The Town of Bethlehem includes the hamlets of Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont, Selkirk, Slingerlands, and South and North Bethlehem. With a dynamic and diverse population of over 33,000 and an area of 52 square miles, Bethlehem is noted for its superb school system, its town services, prudent planned development, and a wide variety of community organizations. Its unique blend of suburban neighborhoods, rural life and commercial enterprises make it a pleasant, attractive and enjoyable community for businesses and residents alike. Incorporated in 1793, Bethlehem offers both a rich past and a bright progressive future.