Bedford, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 13,296 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 6,103  (45.9%)
Females: 7,193  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 47421.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,436 (it was $31,022 in 2000)
Bedford:

$40,436
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,507 (it was $17,649 in 2000)

Bedford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $107,083 (it was $70,200 in 2000)
Bedford:

$107,083
IN:

$141,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $662.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bedford: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.8%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bedford, IN (2017)
    • 12,72494.3%White alone
    • 2952.2%Hispanic
    • 1691.3%Two or more races
    • 1210.9%Asian alone
    • 720.5%Black alone
    • 60.04%American Indian alone

Races in Bedford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Bedford, Indiana as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bedford is 236 to 1.


Crime rates in Bedford by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.4)
2
(14.9)
1
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(7.3)
4
(29.3)
5
(36.9)
6
(44.6)
4
(29.7)
4
(29.8)
5
(37.1)
8
(59.4)
5
(37.3)
7
(52.3)
3
(22.5)
2
(15.0)
3
(22.5)
6
(45.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(7.3)
3
(22.0)
1
(7.4)
5
(37.2)
6
(44.6)
1
(7.4)
4
(29.7)
4
(29.7)
2
(14.9)
2
(15.0)
3
(22.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(51.3)
26
(190.6)
15
(110.6)
18
(133.7)
15
(111.5)
8
(59.5)
8
(59.3)
26
(193.1)
63
(470.1)
6
(44.9)
3
(22.5)
9
(67.5)
5
(37.5)
10
(75.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
47
(344.4)
72
(527.8)
62
(457.3)
72
(535.0)
46
(341.8)
46
(342.3)
46
(341.2)
75
(557.0)
60
(447.8)
49
(366.4)
31
(232.4)
17
(127.5)
32
(240.1)
25
(188.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
331
(2,426)
297
(2,177)
302
(2,228)
466
(3,463)
405
(3,009)
352
(2,619)
398
(2,952)
459
(3,409)
360
(2,687)
430
(3,216)
289
(2,166)
304
(2,280)
278
(2,086)
238
(1,792)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(278.5)
19
(139.3)
24
(177.0)
21
(156.0)
23
(170.9)
27
(200.9)
32
(237.4)
22
(163.4)
32
(238.8)
29
(216.9)
10
(75.0)
23
(172.5)
27
(202.6)
20
(150.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
5
(36.9)
3
(22.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
2
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)161.7203.4189.1276.9247.1197.6211.4283.5286.3227.0138.1139.4161.4148.1

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City-data.com crime index in Bedford, IN

Crime rate in Bedford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 39 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Indiana average:

1.42
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Ancestries: American (26.9%), German (14.7%), English (9.6%), Irish (8.7%), Italian (2.9%), European (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,117 people per square mile   (low).

Bedford, Indiana map

238 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $797 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $780 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IN (20.8 miles , pop. 69,291).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (59.5 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (215.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Oolitic, IN (1.7 miles ),
Avoca, IN (2.1 miles ),
Mitchell, IN (3.0 miles ),
Williams, IN (3.0 miles ),
Harrodsburg, IN (3.3 miles ),
Owensburg, IN (3.7 miles ),
Smithville-Sanders, IN (3.7 miles ),
Orleans, IN (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.86 N, Longitude: 86.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,160 (+38.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,433 (61.4%)

Area code: 812

Distribution of median household income in Bedford, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bedford, IN in 2017
Bedford satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Bedford, IN residents
Average permit cost in Bedford, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Indiana:

3.9%
Historical population in Bedford, IN
Historical housing units in Bedford, IN
Most common industries in Bedford, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.5%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Bedford, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Bedford, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bedford, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.1. This is about average.

City:

72.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.45
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.0270. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0270
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Bedford city center killed one person and injured 51 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 11.5 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bedford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from Bedford center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bedford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bedford:

  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH BEDFORD HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2900 W 16TH ST)
  • ST VINCENT DUNN HOSPITAL INC (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1600 23RD ST)
  • STONE BELT ARC, INC (2606 H STREET)
  • TRANSITIONAL SERVICES INC (701 RILEY BLVD)
  • CORE OF BEDFORD INC (514 E 16TH ST)
  • GARDEN VILLA (2111 NORTON LN)
  • STONEBRIDGE HEALTH CAMPUS (3100 SHAWNEE DR S)
  • WESTVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1510 CLINIC DR)
  • WHITE RIVER LODGE (3710 KENNY SIMPSON LN)
  • FMC - LAWRENCE COUNTY (1520 23RD STREET, SUITE C)

Airports and heliports located in Bedford:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:

  • Indiana University-Bloomington (about 22 miles; Bloomington, IN; Full-time enrollment: 39,039)
  • Indiana University-Southeast (about 52 miles; New Albany, IN; FT enrollment: 5,050)
  • Vincennes University (about 57 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • DePauw University (about 58 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)
  • University of Louisville (about 60 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 61 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)

Public high schools in Bedford:

Private high school in Bedford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bedford:

Private elementary/middle school in Bedford:

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Library in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,397,453; Location: 1323 K STREET; 80,632 books; 8,714 audio materials; 3,727 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 184 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bedford: Bedford Fire Department Station 3 (A), Bedford Fire Department Central Station (B), Bedford Fire Department Station 2 (C), Bedford Fire Department Englewood Station (D), Bedford Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beech Grove Cemetery (1), Breckinridge Cemetery (2), Green Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: South Fork Leatherwood Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Bedford include: Wilson Park (1), Dickinson Park (2), Furst Park (3), Otis Park (4), Thornton Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lawrence County Historical & Genealogical Society (Museums; 931 15th Street), Bluespring Caverns Park (Caverns; 1459 Blue Spring Caverns), T L C Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1425 G Street).

Hotels: Rose Mount Motel (1923 M Street), Budget Inn of Bedford (2816 Mitchell Road), Crest Motel (3754 Old State Road 37 North), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2800 Express Lane), Stonehenge Lodge (911 Constitution Avenue), Bedford Super 8 (501 Bellback Road), Mark III Motel (1709 M Street), Hoosier Hills Motel (4027 Mitchell Road).

Courts: Lawrence County Offices - Superior Court DIV 2 (916 15th Street), Lawrence County Offices - Superior Court #1 (1410 I Street), Lawrence County Offices - Circuit Court (Court House).

Birthplace of: Charles D. Walker - Astronaut, Dale Lindsey - Football player and coach, Donald Brashear - NHL player (Philadelphia Flyers, born: Jan 7, 1972), James Samuel Coleman - Sociologist, William T. Wiley - Artist, Craig Bowden - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 6/18/68), Fred Wampler (golfer) - Professional golfer, Bill Cramer - Major League Baseball pitcher, Billy Shepherd - Basketball player, Jack Turner (basketball, born 1930) - Basketball player.

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bedford and their reported violations in the past:

BEDFORD CITY UTILITIES (Population served: 14,000, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2007)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bedford that have no violations reported:

  • EAST LAWRENCE WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 8,370, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.1%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bedford in 2010:

  • 361 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 157 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Bedford in 2000:

  • 395 people in nursing homes
  • 142 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Bedford (2011 data):

  • Bedford Federal Savings Bank: John Williams Boulevard Branch at 2955 John Williams Blvd, branch established on 2009/10/01; at 1030 15th Street, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $119.9 mil, Deposits: $104.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • German American Bancorp: Stone City Bank Of Bedford, Indiana - Branch at 1502 I Street, branch established on 1890/01/14; 16th Street Branch at 2606 West 16th Street, branch established on 1998/12/14. Info updated 2011/02/01: Bank assets: $1,866.8 mil, Deposits: $1,578.2 mil, headquarters in Jasper, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 36 total offices, Holding Company: German American Bancorp, Inc.
  • Jackson County Bank: Bedford Banking Center Branch at 2635 West 16th Street, branch established on 1987/12/16; Bedford Banking Center Branch at 1513-1515 K Street, branch established on 1986/11/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $390.0 mil, Deposits: $304.2 mil, headquarters in Seymour, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorp Of Southern Indiana
  • Regions Bank: Motor Branch at 1037 15th Street, branch established on 1961/11/30; Bedford Branch at 1501 J Street, branch established on 1891/05/14. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Bedford Branch at 1602 I Street, branch established on 1899/05/22. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Bedford Wal-Mart Branch at 3200 John Williams Boulevard, branch established on 2007/05/12. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Bedford:

Marital status in Bedford, IN
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bedford
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bedford, IN (based on Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,91064
Mainline Protestant5,75826
Catholic1,8752
Other5124
Black Protestant1831
None25,896-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Lawrence County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lawrence County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Lawrence County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

29.2%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

15.1%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.5%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.0%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Bedford:

28.8
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bedford:

21.6%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.4%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.4%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.0%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bedford, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 37$161,400$52,3460$0
Police Protection - Officers 33$135,497$49,2720$0
Water Supply 21$47,605$27,2030$0
Streets and Highways 15$53,541$42,8330$0
Parks and Recreation 14$53,618$45,9588$7,160
Solid Waste Management 13$43,988$40,6040$0
Sewerage 12$46,726$46,7260$0
Police - Other 8$29,108$43,6626$4,113
Transit 7$25,680$44,0230$0
Other Government Administration 4$18,220$54,6600$0
Financial Administration 3$14,295$57,1800$0
Fire - Other 1$3,583$42,9960$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,779$33,3480$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,976$47,7120$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 170$640,016$45,17814$11,273

Bedford government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,115,000 ($159.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000 ($1.65)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,433,000 ($483.83)
    Police Protection: $2,795,000 ($210.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,637,000 ($198.33)
    Water Utilities: $1,706,000 ($128.31)
    Sewerage: $1,582,000 ($118.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $798,000 ($60.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $715,000 ($53.78)
    Regular Highways: $387,000 ($29.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $160,000 ($12.03)
    Financial Administration: $149,000 ($11.21)
    Central Staff Services: $75,000 ($5.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000 ($1.88)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($1.13)
    Transit Utilities: $11,000 ($0.83)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $245,000 ($18.43)
    Benefit Payments: $110,000 ($8.27)
    Withdrawals: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($2.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $62,000 ($4.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,991,000 ($149.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $460,000 ($34.60)

Bedford government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,633,000 ($198.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $863,000 ($64.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $470,000 ($35.35)
    Other: $135,000 ($10.15)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $38,000 ($2.86)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-8,000 ($-0.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $259,000 ($19.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,248,000 ($244.28)
    Other: $302,000 ($22.71)
    Highways: $250,000 ($18.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $89,000 ($6.69)
    Interest Earnings: $85,000 ($6.39)
    Special Assessments: $43,000 ($3.23)
    General Revenue - Other: $18,000 ($1.35)
    Rents: $6,000 ($0.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,365,000 ($253.08)
    Transit Utilities: $6,000 ($0.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,339,000 ($100.71)
    Highways: $702,000 ($52.80)
    General Local Government Support: $34,000 ($2.56)
  • Tax - Property: $8,813,000 ($662.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $188,000 ($14.14)
    Other License: $35,000 ($2.63)

Bedford government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,580,000 ($1322.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,795,000 ($1263.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $785,000 ($59.04)

Bedford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $92,000 ($6.92)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,727,000 ($2160.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,064,000 ($80.02)

4.40% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Monroe County, IN  1.25% ($38,250 average AGI)
from Orange County, IN  0.44% ($28,403)
from Greene County, IN  0.22% ($34,128)


4.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Monroe County, IN  1.18% ($36,952 average AGI)
to Orange County, IN  0.42% ($32,459)
to Marion County, IN  0.19% ($36,206)
Businesses in Bedford, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger2
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Big O Tires1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike3
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K3RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Starbucks1
Decora Cabinetry1Steak 'n Shake1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx3Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value1
Goodwill2U-Haul1
H&R Block2UPS3
Hardee's1Vans1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
JCPenney1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WBIW (1340 AM; 1 kW; BEDFORD, IN; Owner: AD-VENTURE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGCL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC,)
  • WSLM (1220 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, IN; Owner: DON H. MARTIN)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:

  • W205BB (88.9 FM; BEDFORD, IN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQRK (105.5 FM; BEDFORD, IN; Owner: AD-VENTURE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWEG (102.5 FM; MITCHELL, IN; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMBL (88.1 FM; MITCHELL, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W210AV (89.9 FM; MITCHELL, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WFHB (91.3 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: BLOOMINGTON COMMUNITY RADIO INC)
  • WFIU (103.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WVNI (95.1 FM; NASHVILLE, IN; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBWB (96.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WTTS (92.3 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WHCC (105.1 FM; ELLETTSVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WQKC (93.7 FM; SEYMOUR, IN; Owner: S.C.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLQ (100.1 FM; FRENCH LICK, IN; Owner: WILLTRONICS BROADCASTING)
  • WKLO (96.9 FM; HARDINSBURG, IN; Owner: WKLO, LLC)
  • WSLM-FM (97.9 FM; SALEM, IN; Owner: REBECCA L. COOMER)
  • WUME-FM (95.3 FM; PAOLI, IN; Owner: IRONIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W240AT (95.9 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bedford:

  • WTIU (Channel 30; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WTTV (Channel 4; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCLJ (Channel 42; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WIPX (Channel 63; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: PAXSON INDIANAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHAN-LP (Channel 17; SALEM, IN; Owner: REBECCA L. WHITE)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bedford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 614ft / 187mTotal length
  • $4,373,000Total costs
  • 170,862Total average daily traffic
  • 12,224Total average daily truck traffic
  • 203,853Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bedford, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 161970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bedford, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bedford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 178 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bedford, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 204 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bedford)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bedford)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 130. The highest number of fires - 208 took place in 2007, and the least - 67 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bedford, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.5%), and Outside Fires (36.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bedford, IN
    • 86441.5%Structure Fires
    • 76636.8%Outside Fires
    • 29214.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1597.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bedford, IN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Indiana:

  • Comfort Inn, 911 Constitution Ave, Bedford, Indiana 47421 , Phone: (812) 279-8111, Fax: (812) 279-0172
  • Plaza Motel, RR 16 Box 735, Bedford, Indiana 47421 , Phone: (812) 834-5522
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2800 Expy Ln, Bedford, Indiana 47421 , Phone: (812) 279-1206, Fax: (812) 279-1496
  • Super 8 Motel, 501 Bell Back Rd, Bedford, Indiana 47421 , Phone: (812) 275-8881, Fax: (812) 275-8881
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Indiana
Most common first names in Bedford, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary27178.6 years
William23475.3 years
Robert19671.1 years
Charles19472.8 years
James19070.3 years
John18976.2 years
Helen12279.2 years
George10874.4 years
Ruth9779.4 years
Dorothy8878.8 years
Most common last names in Bedford, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10877.4 years
Baker8774.5 years
Brown7575.3 years
Johnson7573.6 years
Miller7279.8 years
Taylor6376.6 years
Anderson6376.4 years
Kern5878.5 years
Allen5877.0 years
Meadows5073.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bedford, IN
  • 76.0%Utility gas
  • 20.5%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bedford, IN
  • 50.9%Electricity
  • 47.7%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel


Bedford compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 39 pilots and 25 other airmen in this city.
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