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Population in 2010: 13,320. Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 

Males: 6,652  (49.9%)
Females: 6,668  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  45.1 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01730.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $118,919 (it was $87,962 in 2000)
Bedford:

$118,919
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $53,453

Bedford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $530,008 (it was $328,100 in 2000)
Bedford:

$530,008
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $595,030; Detached houses: $607,898; Townhouses or other attached units: $682,561; In 2-unit structures: $485,911; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $602,099; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $344,638; Mobile homes: $108,935

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Bedford races chart
  • White alone - 11,184 (84.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1,250 (9.4%)
  • Hispanic - 356 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 282 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 218 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bedford: 317.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (23.2%), Italian (13.9%), English (13.4%), German (11.4%), United States (5.1%), French (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1729

Elevation: 135 feet

Land area: 13.7 square miles.

Population density: 970 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford town:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

1,216 residents are foreign born (4.3% Asia, 4.1% Europe).

This town:  9.7%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Bedford, Massachusetts as of October 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bedford to the number of sex offenders is 1,973 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bedford town:  1.0% ($3,371)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Bedford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waltham, MA (8.3 miles , pop. 59,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (15.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (184.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Pinehurst, MA (1.9 miles ), Burlington, MA (2.0 miles ), Billerica, MA (2.0 miles ), Lexington, MA (2.1 miles ), Carlisle, MA (2.1 miles ), Lincoln, MA (2.3 miles ), Concord, MA (2.4 miles ), Woburn, MA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 54 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $305,900
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $327,300
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $351,800
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $380,000
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $311,300
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $283,100
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $354,300
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $345,900
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $371,000
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $408,400
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $431,100
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $337,100
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $404,700
  • 2011: 49 buildings, average cost: $320,400
  • 2012: 55 buildings, average cost: $333,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.50 N, Longitude: 71.28 W

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 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000023101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.015.122.47.20.07.4
Robberies 0100100000310
per 100,000 0.07.90.00.08.00.00.00.00.00.021.77.50.0
Assaults 1010002125746
per 100,000 7.00.07.80.00.00.016.07.815.137.350.729.844.2
Burglaries 94245222352916303219
per 100,000 63.431.615.731.639.816.0175.5272.1219.4119.3217.5238.8140.0
Thefts 51413623534580143153979811156
per 100,000 359.5324.0282.3181.7422.3360.5638.11111.81157.8723.3710.5828.3412.5
Auto thefts 6031002134211
per 100,000 42.30.023.57.90.00.016.07.822.729.814.57.57.4
Arson 0000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.07.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 24.618.316.510.523.016.244.068.481.867.770.061.143.3

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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: 37 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (24%)
  • Computer and electronic products (12%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (12%)
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (3%)
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Bedford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Bedford town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bedford-area historical earthquake activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from Bedford center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from Bedford center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bedford topographic map

Birthplace of: André Bernier (meteorologist) - Television meteorologist, David Maslanka - Composer, Doug Coombs - Alpine skier, George Earl Church - Civil engineer, Clifford Warren Ashley - Artist, George S. Morison (engineer) - Engineer, I. W. Taber - Photographer, Albert Paine - Writer, Charles Reis Felix - Educator, Ernest C. Torres - Federal judge.

Main business address for: PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORP /MA (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), MILLIPORE CORP /MA (LABORATORY ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS), MRO SOFTWARE INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), HOLOGIC INC (X-RAY APPARATUS & TUBES & RELATED IRRADIATION APPARATUS), CAMBRIDGE HEART INC (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS), INTERACTIVE DATA CORP/MA/ (SECURITY & COMMODITY BROKERS, DEALERS, EXCHANGES & SERVICES), RSA SECURITY INC/DE/ (COMPUTER PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT, NEC), NITROMED INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS) and 1 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, provides emergency services, 200 SPRINGS ROAD)
  • CARLETON-WILLARD VILLAGE NSG CENTER (Nursing Home, 100 OLD BILLERICA RD)
  • CARLETON-WILLARD VILLAGE RETIREMENT AND NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, 100 OLD BILLERICA ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Bedford, MA

Airports located in Bedford:

Amtrak stations near Bedford:

  • 7 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 15 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 15 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.town.bedford.ma.us

Colleges/Universities in Bedford:

  • Middlesex Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,209; Location: Springs Rd; Public; Website: www.middlesex.mass.edu)
  • National Aviation Academy of New England (FT enrollment: 178; Location: 150 Hanscom Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.naa.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bedford:

  • Bentley University (about 8 miles; Waltham, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,490)
  • Brandeis University (about 10 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,001)
  • Tufts University (about 11 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,397)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 12 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 8,432)
  • Lesley University (about 12 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,588)
  • Harvard University (about 12 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 19,967)
  • Cambridge College (about 13 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,412)

Public high school in Bedford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bedford:

Private elementary/middle school in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 153 CONCORD RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Bedford, School District:

Library in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,129,999; Location: 7 MUDGE WAY; 94,909 books; 9,761 audio materials; 5,782 video materials; 15 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 260 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bedford: Boston MedFlight (A), Bedford Fire Department (B), Academic Research Division Library Middlesex Community College (C), Deparment of Veterans Affairs Medical Library (D), Bedford Free Public Library (E), Job Lane Museum (F), Middlesex Community College Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Great Road Shopping Center (1), Bedford Shopping Center (2), Village Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bedford include: Immanuel Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Church of Christ (C), Zion Korean Alliance Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Fawn Lake (A), Spectacle Ponds (B), Bedford Meadow (C), Great Meadows (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McKee Brook (A), Elm Brook (B), Kiln Brook (C), Mill Brook (D), Spring Brook (E), Beaver Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bedford include: Little Meadow Conservation Area (1), White Cedar Swamp Conservation Area (2), Minnie Reid Conservation Area (3), Bedford Center Historic District (4), Springs Brook Park (5), Elm Brook Conservation Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Bedford Travelodge (285 Great Rd), McLaughlin James Associates Inc (4 Bedford Village), Atrium Cafe (340 Great Road), Bedford Motel (30 North Road), Renaissance Boston Bedford Hotel (44 Middlesex Turnpike).

 
Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.39
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.54. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.54
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.289. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.289
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.6
U.S.:

22.1

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

BEDFORD WATER DEPT. (Population served: 12500, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1999 and JUL-06-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2000)
HARVARD RIDGE CONDOMINIUM (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-27-2001), St Formal NOV issued (APR-27-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-22-1999), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-17-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1998 and MAR-14-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-19-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-1995 and OCT-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-1997), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2001)
  • 7 minor monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.5%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.5%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.5%
Whole state:

9.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.7%
Whole state:

4.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bedford, MA

People in group quarters in Bedford in 2010:

  • 256 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 110 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 60 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 40 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Bedford in 2000:

  • 509 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 21 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 8 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Bedford compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Bedford (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Bedford Stop & Shop Branch at 337 Great Road, branch established on 2002/04/17; Bedford Branch at 287 Great Road, branch established on 1993/07/16. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: Old Billerica Road Branch at 100 Old Billerica Road, branch established on 1992/03/17; Bedford Branch at 152 Great Road, branch established on 1981/01/12. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Bedford Branch at 186 Great Road, branch established on 2006/08/14. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc
  • Cambridge Savings Bank: Bedford Branch at 181 Great Road, branch established on 1955/09/07. Info updated 2007/01/05: Bank assets: $2,316.4 mil, Deposits: $1,902.8 mil, headquarters in Cambridge, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Cambridge Financial Group, Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Bedford Branch at 94 Great Road, branch established on 1947/11/20. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Bedford Branch at 175 The Great Road, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Brookline Bank: Bedford Branch at 168 Great Road, branch established on 2002/06/03. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,854.7 mil, Deposits: $2,040.1 mil, headquarters in Brookline, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Brookline Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Massachusetts:

  • Bedford Plaza Hotel, 340 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730 , Phone: (781) 275-6700, Fax: (781) 275-3011
  • Renaissance Bedford Glen Hotel, 44 Middlesex Tpke, Bedford, MA 01730 , Phone: (781) 275-5500, Fax: (781) 275-8956
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Bedford town (based on Middlesex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents73.6%10.5%2.3%2.0%1.7%
Congregations18.5%6.9%10.7%7.3%6.6%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.0%1.0%5.4%
Congregations1.6%0.9%7.6%0.5%39.2%
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: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.52%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.47% ($54,668 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.61% ($47,527)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.59% ($73,785)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.16%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.22% ($53,734 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.79% ($62,439)
to Worcester County, MA  0.70% ($58,665)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, INC.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bedford:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)

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: 12
Total length: 35 meters (115ft)
Total costs: $5,157,000
Total average daily traffic: 348,428
Total average daily truck traffic: 34,813
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 550,271

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bedford, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bedford)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bedford, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bedford)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bedford)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 116 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 116
  • Service Call: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Bedford


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bedford, MA
Businesses in Bedford, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Quiznos1
CVS1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts4Starbucks1
FedEx7T.J.Maxx1
GNC1Travelodge1
H&R Block1UPS4
Marshalls1Whole Foods Market1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Bedford, MA

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