Bedford, New Hampshire

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Population in 2010: 21,203.
Population change since 2000: +16.0%
 
Males: 10,367  (48.9%)
Females: 10,836  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

42.3 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.9 years

Zip codes: 03110.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $124,522 (it was $84,392 in 2000)
Bedford:

$124,522
NH:

$73,381

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $59,895 (it was $37,730 in 2000)

Bedford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $445,440 (it was $216,800 in 2000)
Bedford:

$445,440
NH:

$263,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $298,409; detached houses: $319,022; townhouses or other attached units: $225,119; in 2-unit structures: $227,895; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,767; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,313; mobile homes: $106,486
March 2019 cost of living index in Bedford: 130.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Bedford, NH (2010)
    • 19,78893.3%White alone
    • 6122.9%Asian alone
    • 3671.7%Hispanic
    • 2701.3%Two or more races
    • 1230.6%Black alone
    • 200.09%American Indian alone
    • 200.09%Other race alone
    • 30.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Crime rates in Bedford by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
3
(14.0)
3
(14.0)
5
(23.5)
1
(4.7)
5
(23.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(18.3)
3
(13.4)
2
(8.8)
3
(13.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(48.4)
4
(18.7)
3
(14.0)
6
(28.0)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.7)
4
(18.5)
4
(18.4)
5
(22.9)
3
(13.4)
1
(4.4)
1
(4.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(43.6)
15
(70.1)
1
(4.7)
11
(51.3)
5
(23.5)
6
(28.2)
3
(13.9)
3
(13.8)
11
(50.4)
7
(31.2)
9
(39.8)
8
(35.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
45
(218.0)
42
(196.4)
22
(102.3)
60
(279.9)
32
(150.2)
43
(201.9)
42
(194.0)
35
(161.2)
22
(100.9)
18
(80.3)
15
(66.3)
2
(8.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
170
(823.4)
173
(808.8)
251
(1,167)
322
(1,502)
286
(1,342)
343
(1,611)
290
(1,340)
287
(1,322)
399
(1,830)
320
(1,428)
221
(976.9)
183
(808.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(33.9)
9
(42.1)
7
(32.6)
10
(46.6)
6
(28.2)
7
(32.9)
3
(13.9)
8
(36.9)
4
(18.3)
9
(40.2)
7
(30.9)
5
(22.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(24.2)
1
(4.7)
7
(32.6)
3
(14.0)
3
(14.1)
2
(9.4)
2
(9.2)
3
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.8)
1
(4.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)74.272.872.7113.391.392.095.175.4131.786.962.553.7

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City-data.com crime index in Bedford, NH

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 49 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
New Hampshire average:

2.05
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Ancestries: Irish (22.3%), English (14.8%), French Canadian (12.2%), German (11.3%), French (10.6%), Italian (9.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1750

Elevation: 309 feet

Land area: 32.8 square miles.

Population density: 646 people per square mile   (low).

Bedford, New Hampshire map

611 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.1% North America, 0.7% Asia).

This town:

3.3%
New Hampshire:

4.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bedford town:

1.6% ($3,558)
New Hampshire:

2.3% ($2,946)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (4.6 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (48.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (188.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Pinardville, NH (1.9 miles ),
Manchester, NH (2.1 miles ),
Goffstown, NH (2.3 miles ),
Merrimack, NH (2.4 miles ),
East Merrimack, NH (2.4 miles ),
Litchfield, NH (2.7 miles ),
South Hooksett, NH (2.7 miles ),
Amherst, NH (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.94 N, Longitude: 71.52 W

Area code: 603

Distribution of median household income in Bedford, NH in 2017
Bedford satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 226 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 1998: 254 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 1999: 215 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2000: 161 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2001: 177 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2002: 197 buildings, average cost: $249,600
  • 2003: 116 buildings, average cost: $322,600
  • 2004: 139 buildings, average cost: $322,700
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $385,700
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $419,800
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $476,800
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $364,200
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $322,900
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $289,200
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $331,800
  • 2013: 37 buildings, average cost: $355,400
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $438,900
  • 2015: 26 buildings, average cost: $464,500
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $500,300
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $510,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Bedford, NH residents
Average permit cost in Bedford, NH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
New Hampshire:

2.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Bedford, NH
Historical housing units in Bedford, NH
Most common industries in Bedford, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Educational services (3.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.0%)
  • Public administration (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Bedford, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Top executives (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Computer specialists (5.7%)
  • Engineers (4.6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Bedford, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bedford, New Hampshire average temperatures Bedford, New Hampshire average precipitation Bedford, New Hampshire humidity Bedford, New Hampshire wind speed Bedford, New Hampshire snowfall Bedford, New Hampshire sunshine Bedford, New Hampshire clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.2. This is better than average.

City:

60.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.173. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.173
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.50
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.825. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.825
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.88. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.88
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is above New Hampshire state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.4 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 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bedford-area historical earthquake activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 158.0 miles away from Bedford center
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 38.8 miles away from Bedford center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 153.2 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 56.4 miles away from Bedford center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 272.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hillsborough County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snows: 3, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bedford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD HILLS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (30 COLBY COURT)
  • LAUREL CENTER (480 DONALD STREET)
  • MCKERLEY HEALTH CARE-RIDGEWOOD ROAD (RIDGEWOOD RD)
  • RIDGEWOOD CENTER, GENESIS HEALTHCARE (25 RIDGEWOOD ROAD)

Heliports located in Bedford:

See details about Heliports located in Bedford, NH

College/University in Bedford:

  • Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School (Full-time enrollment: 112; Location: 79-6 South River Road; Private, for-profit; Website: michaels.paulmitchell.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:

  • Saint Anselm College (about 4 miles; Manchester, NH; Full-time enrollment: 2,059)
  • Mount Washington College (about 4 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 8 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 20 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 23 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 27 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Merrimack College (about 28 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)

Public high school in Bedford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bedford:

Private elementary/middle school in Bedford:

  • KELLOGG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 25, Location: 41 BACK RIVER RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Bedford

Library in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $883,817; Location: 3 MEETINGHOUSE ROAD; 68,236 books; 4,421 audio materials; 3,661 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 126 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • New Hampshire College is now Southern New Hampshire University (2001).

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bedford: Camp Kettleford (A), Camp Foster (B), Camp Allen (C), Manchester Country Club (D), Bedford Fire Department (E), Bedford Town Hall (F), Bedford Public Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: The Bedford Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bedford include: Bedford Community Church (A), Bedford Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beals Cemetery (1), Center Cemetery (2), New Saint Josephs Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: McMahons Pond (A), Sebbins Pond (B), Woodbury Estate Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sebbins Brook (A), Pulpit Brook (B), Pointer Club Brook (C), Bowman Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Marconi Foundation & Museum (18 North Amherst Rd) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Quality Inn Manchester Airport (121 South River Road) (1), Wayfarer Inn (121 South River Road) (2), Hampton Inn & Suites (8 Hawthorne Drive) (3), Hill-Brook Motel (250 Route 101) (4), Four Seasons Air (13 Silver Spring Drive) (5), The Wayfarer Inn (121 South River Road) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Sarah Silverman - US Comedian, Carrie Jones - Novelist, L. Scott Rice - Air Force general, Zachariah Chandler, Josh Meyers - Comedian, Laura Silverman - Actor, Chris Lutz - College basketball player (Purdue Boilermakers), David Atwood - Politician, Joseph Emerson Worcester - (1784 - 1865), lexicographer.

Hillsborough County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CENTURY VILLAGE CONDOS (Population served: 875, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-23-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2012)
Z1 EXPRESS CHICHESTER (Population served: 360, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FARNSWORTH CAMP (Serves VT, Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2007), St Boil Water Order (AUG-29-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-19-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2007), St Boil Water Order (JUL-19-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SHORTYS GRILL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Z1 EXPRESS (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
PACKER MEADOWS (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-29-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-28-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-28-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2008)
CASTLETON MEADOWS (Address: 5A EAST POINT DR , Serves VT, Population served: 107, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-22-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-22-2012), St Boil Water Order (MAY-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BALMORAL CONDOS (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Thallium, Total. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Thallium, Total. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Thallium, Total. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Thallium, Total. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-08-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In APR-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2009)

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

  • RILEY FIELD COMPLEX (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KINGSTON PINES ELDERLY HOUSING (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TWIN HILLS (Serves VT, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
New Hampshire:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

79.2%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.7%
Whole state:

8.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.2%
Whole state:

6.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.8%
482 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
375 people in nursing homes in 2000
70 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Bedford (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Bedford Branch, Bedford S&S Nh Branch, Bedford Drive-Up Branch. 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
  • Centrix Bank & Trust: at 1 Atwood Lane, branch established on 1999/06/07; Messenger Branch at 1 Atwood Lane, branch established on 2007/04/16. Info updated 2008/08/12: Bank assets: $757.6 mil, Deposits: $606.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Bedford Branch at 184 Rt 101, branch established on 1979/11/19; 141 South River Road Branch at 141 South River Road, branch established on 1990/05/30. 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
  • Bank of New England: Bedford Branch at 177 South River Road, branch established on 1998/07/20. Info updated 2007/06/12: Bank assets: $470.7 mil, Deposits: $405.4 mil, headquarters in Salem, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Bedford Branch at 46 South River Road, branch established on 1992/09/21. 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
  • Laconia Savings Bank: Bedford Branch at 265 Wallace Road, branch established on 2005/01/26. Info updated 2009/02/12: Bank assets: $1,107.3 mil, Deposits: $876.1 mil, headquarters in Laconia, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Lsb Financial

For population 15 years and over in Bedford:

Marital status in Bedford, NH
  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 71.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
New Hampshire average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bedford, NH (based on Hillsborough County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic124,99340
Evangelical Protestant20,588103
Mainline Protestant17,79460
Other7,36535
Orthodox2,9907
Black Protestant-1
None226,991-
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: 73
This county:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Hillsborough County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 66
Hillsborough County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 107
Hillsborough County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 330
Hillsborough County:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hillsborough County:

6.9%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Hillsborough County:

24.5%
State:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
New Hampshire:

15.9%

6.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
Hillsborough County:

0.03%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.08% ($68,044 average AGI)
from Rockingham County, NH  1.06% ($54,619)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.65% ($50,238)


6.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($924 average AGI)
Hillsborough County:

0.11%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rockingham County, NH  1.03% ($68,726 average AGI)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.78% ($53,749)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.59% ($65,122)
Businesses in Bedford, NH
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Outback Steakhouse1
Circle K2Panera Bread1
Dunkin Donuts4RadioShack1
FedEx6Rite Aid1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Starbucks1
Hilton1Subway1
IHOP1T-Mobile2
Jones New York1Talbots2
Lowe's1Target1
Macy's1The Room Place1
Marshalls1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets5UPS10
Motherhood Maternity1Walgreens1
Nike1Walmart1
Outback1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WKBR (1250 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSMN (1590 AM; 5 kW; NASHUA, NH; Owner: 1590 BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • W250AB (97.9 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNNH (99.1 FM; HENNIKER, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • W282AF (104.3 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP)
  • WTPL (107.7 FM; HILLSBORO, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WEVO (89.1 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJYY (105.5 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Bedford:

  • WMUR-TV (Channel 9; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WNEU (Channel 60; MERRIMACK, NH; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (NH), INC.)
  • W29AT (Channel 29; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPXG (Channel 21; CONCORD, NH; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
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
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 538ft / 164mTotal length
  • $75,408,000Total costs
  • 704,717Total average daily traffic
  • 47,869Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Bedford, NH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 61990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 162010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bedford, NH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bedford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 40 (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, NH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 258 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bedford)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bedford)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 61. The highest number of fires - 90 took place in 2015, and the least - 25 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bedford, NH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.6%), and Outside Fires (37.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bedford, NH
    • 46547.6%Structure Fires
    • 36637.5%Outside Fires
    • 12412.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 222.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bedford, NH

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, New Hampshire:

  • Quality Inn Wayfarer Convention Center, 121 S River Rd, Bedford, New Hampshire 03110 , Phone: (603) 622-3766, Fax: (603) 625-1126
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 8 Hawthorne Dr, Bedford, New Hampshire 03110 , Phone: (603) 623-2040, Fax: (603) 623-2041
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 250 S River Rd, Bedford, New Hampshire 03110 , Phone: (603) 666-4600, Fax: (603) 666-3200
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, New Hampshire
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bedford, NH
  • 79.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.5%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bedford, NH
  • 74.2%Utility gas
  • 18.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bedford compared to New Hampshire state average:

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

Bedford on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: air transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: top executives (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: air transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 (03110) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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