Bethlehem may have one of the wealthiest local governments in the country on a per capita basis. While a lot of local governments are currently struggling with broken budgets and a declining tax base, Bethlehem has found a way to put money in the bank. According to the town’s recently released audit, Bethlehem has nearly $1 million in cash reserves in its general fund. That’s around $1,610 for each of the town’s 611 residents. In addition, the town has only $60,000 in general fund debt for a recent land purchase.