For population 25 years and over in Bedford:
For population 15 years and over in Bedford town:
1,216 residents are foreign born (4.3% Asia, 4.1% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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:
Latitude: 42.50 N, Longitude: 71.28 W
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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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).
Work and jobs in Bedford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Bedford, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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Local government website: www.town.bedford.ma.us
Colleges/Universities in Bedford:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
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.
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.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.
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.
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.
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.
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:HARVARD RIDGE CONDOMINIUM (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
People in group quarters in Bedford in 2010:
People in group quarters in Bedford in 2000:
Bedford compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Bedford (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Massachusetts:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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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%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 251
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)
0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)
0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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: 12See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bedford, MA
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
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:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bedford, MA
Total of 1361 patent applications in 2008-2014.