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Population in 2012: 13,402 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 

Males: 6,470  (48.3%)
Females: 6,932  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 47421.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,039 (it was $31,022 in 2000)
Bedford:

$33,039
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,616

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,009 (it was $70,200 in 2000)
Bedford:

$86,009
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $106,807; Detached houses: $108,831; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,122; In 2-unit structures: $96,868; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $36,405; Mobile homes: $40,664

Median gross rent in 2012: $594.

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  • White alone - 12,626 (94.0%)
  • Hispanic - 356 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 159 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 136 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 116 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 36 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bedford: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.5%), Irish (16.5%), United States (13.7%), English (9.6%), Italian (3.0%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,126 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford city:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

246 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Bedford, Indiana as of November 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bedford to the number of sex offenders is 235 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $852 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $602 (0.7%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.86 N, Longitude: 86.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,703 (+35.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,353 (62.8%)

Area code: 812

Bedford household income distribution Bedford home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Bedford by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0020000012100
per 100,000 0.00.014.30.00.00.00.00.07.414.97.40.00.0
Rapes 2332214564458
per 100,000 13.021.721.514.714.77.329.336.944.629.729.837.159.4
Robberies 3133413156144
per 100,000 19.67.221.522.029.57.322.07.437.244.67.429.729.7
Assaults 1213101177261518158826
per 100,000 78.393.971.780.751.651.3190.6110.6133.7111.559.559.3193.1
Burglaries 86806957814772627246464675
per 100,000 561.0577.8494.8418.2597.3344.4527.8457.3535.0341.8342.3341.2557.0
Thefts 485468419449414331297302466405352398459
per 100,000 3163.93380.03004.43294.43053.12425.82177.32227.63462.63009.42619.42952.13408.6
Auto thefts 35343420313819242123273222
per 100,000 228.3245.6243.8146.7228.6278.5139.3177.0156.0170.9200.9237.4163.4
Arson 8113210530040
per 100,000 52.27.27.222.014.77.30.036.922.30.00.029.70.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 212.0229.2236.5203.4209.2158.7199.5185.6271.6242.5193.9207.4278.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 38 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Indiana average:

1.96

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Bedford, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.6%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -416 (-2.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 174% 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 above Indiana state average. It is 80% 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 Bedford 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 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
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from the city 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 (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bedford topographic map

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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Bedford:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Bedford, IN

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Local government website: WWW.BEDFORD.IN.US

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:

  • Indiana University-Bloomington (about 22 miles; Bloomington, IN; Full-time enrollment: 37,472)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Bloominton (about 22 miles; Bloomington, IN; FT enrollment: 3,124)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus (about 42 miles; Columbus, IN; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Indiana University-Southeast (about 52 miles; New Albany, IN; FT enrollment: 3,938)
  • Vincennes University (about 57 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 6,470)
  • DePauw University (about 58 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,368)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,789)

Public high schools in Bedford:

Private high school in Bedford:

  • STONE CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 81; Location: 1813 26TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bedford:

Private elementary/middle school in Bedford:

  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 923 18TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Bedford, School District: NORTH LAWRENCE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

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)

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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).

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

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

0.0270
U.S.:

0.0530

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

BEDFORD CITY UTILITIES (Population served: 14000, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2003), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-17-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Atrazine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2004)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-2000. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2000), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2000)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 1 NTU - In JAN-2004, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2004)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
EAST LAWRENCE WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 8370, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-10-1997), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2000 and APR-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-29-2000 to APR-01-2004)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.7%
(22.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.2% for Black residents, 28.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 60.6% for other race residents, 28.1% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bedford, IN

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

Bedford compared to Indiana state average:

Bedford, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Indiana:

  • Rosemount Motel, 1532 M St, Bedford, IN 47421 , Phone: (812) 275-5953
  • Comfort Inn, 911 Constitution Ave, Bedford, IN 47421 , Phone: (812) 279-8111, Fax: (812) 279-0172
  • Mark III Motel, 1709 M St, Bedford, IN 47421 , Phone: (812) 275-5935
  • Plaza Motel, RR 16 Box 735, Bedford, IN 47421 , Phone: (812) 834-5522
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2800 Expy Ln, Bedford, IN 47421 , Phone: (812) 279-1206, Fax: (812) 279-1496
  • Super 8 Motel, 501 Bell Back Rd, Bedford, IN 47421 , Phone: (812) 275-8881, Fax: (812) 275-8881
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Indiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bedford travel time to work - commute


Bedford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bedford city (based on Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.82%
Here46.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchChurches of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents18.6%17.3%11.8%6.5%6.3%
Congregations15.9%10.2%2.3%18.2%14.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.9%5.8%5.5%4.5%17.6%
Congregations3.4%1.1%2.3%4.5%27.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Lawrence County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

29.2%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,318$45,2720$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,443$49,7720$0
Judicial and Legal 2$3,387$20,3220$0
Police Protection - Officers 32$112,115$42,0430$0
Police - Other 8$22,707$34,0616$7,140
Firefighters 37$129,484$41,9950$0
Fire - Other 1$2,885$34,6200$0
Streets and Highways 21$62,129$35,5021$653
Health 1$3,128$37,5360$0
Solid Waste Management 12$34,200$34,2000$0
Sewerage 14$48,726$41,7650$0
Parks and Recreation 18$52,545$35,0304$3,405
Water Supply 19$56,570$35,7282$3,122
Transit 8$24,215$36,3231$2,008
Other and Unallocable 1$2,015$24,1802$2,945
Totals for Government 180$577,867$38,52416$19,273

Bedford government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $1,980,000 ($147.74)
    Regular Highways: $1,633,000 ($121.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,315,000 ($98.12)
    Sewerage: $1,188,000 ($88.64)
    Central Staff Services: $800,000 ($59.69)
    Water Utilities: $487,000 ($36.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $412,000 ($30.74)
    Financial Administration: $125,000 ($9.33)
    General - Other: $91,000 ($6.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $53,000 ($3.95)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($3.51)
    Housing & Community Development: $31,000 ($2.31)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $843,000 ($62.90)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $413,000 ($30.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $356,000 ($26.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $472,000 ($35.22)
    Housing & Community Development: $471,000 ($35.14)
    Central Staff: $101,000 ($7.54)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($3.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($3.73)
    Fire Protection: $50,000 ($3.73)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($3.66)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,745,000 ($652.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $372,000 ($27.76)

Bedford government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $497,000 ($37.08)
    All Other: $25,000 ($1.87)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $832,000 ($62.08)
    From Local Government: $374,000 ($27.91)
    Local Employee Contribution: $18,000 ($1.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $252,000 ($18.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,880,000 ($140.28)
    Highways: $283,000 ($21.12)
    All Other: $56,000 ($4.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $203,000 ($15.15)
    Interest Earnings: $113,000 ($8.43)
    Rents: $46,000 ($3.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,133,000 ($159.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,268,000 ($94.61)
    All Other: $1,166,000 ($87.00)
    Highways: $395,000 ($29.47)
    Housing & Community Development: $175,000 ($13.06)
  • Tax - Property: $4,602,000 ($343.38)
    Individual Income: $1,594,000 ($118.94)
    Public Utilities: $56,000 ($4.18)
    NEC: $25,000 ($1.87)

Bedford government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $6,200,000 ($462.62)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,928,000 ($442.32)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $75,000 ($5.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $5,885,000 ($439.11)
    Other, NEC: $5,440,000 ($405.91)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $563,000 ($42.01)
    Water Utilities: $315,000 ($23.50)

Bedford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,057,000 ($302.72)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,141,000 ($85.14)

4.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monroe County, IN  1.15% ($29,724 average AGI)
from Orange County, IN  0.50% ($22,765)
from Greene County, IN  0.22% ($30,026)


5.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,440 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monroe County, IN  1.33% ($28,504 average AGI)
to Orange County, IN  0.49% ($26,729)
to Marion County, IN  0.25% ($26,581)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Bedford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 101 meters (331ft)
Total costs: $3,367,000
Total average daily traffic: 110,825
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,355

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 8
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 3
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: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bedford, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (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: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 181 (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: 39 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 156
  • Hazardous Condition: 99
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Bedford


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bedford, IN

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
Businesses in Bedford, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Big O Tires1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike3
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks1
FedEx3Steak 'n Shake1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS3
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Walgreens1
Kroger2Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Bedford, IN


Bedford on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Total of 36 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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