Bedford, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 12,627 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.2%
 
Males: 5,954  (47.2%)
Females: 6,673  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 44146.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,126 (it was $36,943 in 2000)
Bedford:

$44,126
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,485 (it was $20,076 in 2000)

Bedford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,169 (it was $92,100 in 2000)
Bedford:

$110,169
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $126,847; detached houses: $131,717; townhouses or other attached units: $82,601; in 2-unit structures: $89,984; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $56,267; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $23,344

Median gross rent in 2017: $838.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bedford: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.9%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.4% for Black residents, 17.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.6% for other race residents, 51.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bedford, OH (2010)
    • 6,96353.3%White alone
    • 5,41741.4%Black alone
    • 2822.2%Two or more races
    • 2562.0%Hispanic
    • 1120.9%Asian alone
    • 200.2%American Indian alone
    • 240.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Bedford, Ohio as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bedford is 453 to 1.


Crime rates in Bedford by year

Type

2005

2008

2009

2010

2011

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(44.2)
3
(23.1)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.7)
7
(54.4)
4
(31.2)
3
(23.5)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(51.5)
17
(131.0)
14
(109.1)
8
(63.0)
4
(30.6)
14
(107.9)
11
(85.5)
10
(77.9)
11
(86.3)
18
(142.0)
16
(126.6)
6
(47.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(103.0)
26
(200.4)
13
(101.3)
21
(165.4)
16
(122.3)
14
(107.9)
13
(101.1)
10
(77.9)
12
(94.2)
11
(86.8)
7
(55.4)
20
(158.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
33
(242.8)
38
(292.9)
54
(420.7)
47
(370.3)
54
(412.7)
42
(323.8)
36
(280.0)
40
(311.7)
31
(243.3)
29
(228.7)
50
(395.5)
34
(270.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
348
(2,561)
392
(3,021)
444
(3,459)
399
(3,143)
510
(3,898)
490
(3,778)
315
(2,450)
362
(2,821)
412
(3,233)
187
(1,475)
146
(1,155)
124
(985.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
53
(390.0)
62
(477.8)
71
(553.1)
29
(228.5)
52
(397.4)
35
(269.8)
45
(350.0)
23
(179.3)
45
(353.1)
39
(307.6)
32
(253.1)
24
(190.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)222.0277.5271.3228.2256.3255.5235.0212.9238.2165.9165.3126.0

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City-data.com crime index in Bedford, OH

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 35 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Ohio average:

1.15
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Ancestries: Polish (3.5%), Italian (3.4%), German (3.3%), American (2.1%), Slovak (1.9%), African (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1930

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 5.36 square miles.

Population density: 2,357 people per square mile   (low).

Bedford, Ohio map

362 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.3% Africa, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.9%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,227 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,268 (2.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cleveland, OH (9.4 miles , pop. 478,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (319.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bedford Heights, OH (1.3 miles ),
Maple Heights, OH (1.4 miles ),
Walton Hills, OH (1.5 miles ),
North Randall, OH (1.6 miles ),
Warrensville Heights, OH (1.8 miles ),
Northfield, OH (1.9 miles ),
Highland Hills, OH (1.9 miles ),
Glenwillow, OH (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 41.39 N, Longitude: 81.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -580 (-4.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 774 (11.7%)

Area code: 440

Distribution of median household income in Bedford, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bedford, OH in 2017

Property values in Bedford, OH

Bedford satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $140,300
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bedford, OH residents
Average permit cost in Bedford, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Ohio:

4.1%
Historical population in Bedford, OH
Historical housing units in Bedford, OH
Most common industries in Bedford, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Bedford, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Bedford, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bedford, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.9. This is about average.

City:

84.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.241. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.241
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.541. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.541
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 22.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Bedford city center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Bedford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from Bedford center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 24.2 miles away from Bedford center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from Bedford center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 159.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.2 miles away from Bedford center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cuyahoga County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bedford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bedford:

  • TAFT HOUSE (740 TAFT AVENUE)
  • UHHS BEDFORD MEDICAL CENTER (provides emergency services, 44 BLAINE AVENUE)
  • AMARA HOME CARE SERVICES, INC (5311 NORTHFIELD ROAD, SUITE 204)

Amtrak station near Bedford:

  • 12 miles: CLEVELAND (200 CLEVELAND MEMORIAL SHOREWAY) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:

  • John Carroll University (about 7 miles; University Heights, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,546)
  • Case Western Reserve University (about 9 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 7,034)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District (about 10 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 20,271)
  • Cleveland State University (about 11 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 14,161)
  • Baldwin Wallace University (about 17 miles; Berea, OH; FT enrollment: 3,699)
  • Lakeland Community College (about 20 miles; Kirtland, OH; FT enrollment: 6,170)
  • Kent State University at Kent (about 20 miles; Kent, OH; FT enrollment: 25,431)

Public high school in Bedford:

Private high school in Bedford:

  • ST PETER CHANEL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 250, Location: 480 NORTHFIELD RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bedford:

Private elementary/middle school in Bedford:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 270 UNION STREET; Grades: PK - 8) ST PIUS X (Students: 211; Location: 370 CENTER RD; Grades: PK - 8) These schools no longer exist. They merged with another school (St. Wenceslaus in Maple Heights). It is now called Holy spirit Academy and is at the former St. Pius X School site (370 Center Road). 440-232-1531
  • St. Mary Elementary school is closed. It merged with St. Pius to form Holy Spirit Academy.
  • St Pius X school is now called Holy Spirit Academy

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bedford: Willis Picnic Area (A), Bedford Division of Fire (B), Bedford Branch Library (C), Bedford City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Meadow Brook Market Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bedford include: Bedford Christian Church (A), Bedford Church of the Nazarene (B), Bedford First United Methodist Church (C), Bible Baptist Church (D), First Church of God (E), Lutheran Church of the Master (F), Saint Eugenes Byzantine Catholic Church (G), Saint Mary Catholic Church (H), Saint Pius X Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bedford Center Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Bedford Historical Society - Community Building (Museums; 750 Broadway Avenue), Bedford Historical Society (Museums; 30 South Park Street).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Exp Oakwood (23303 Oakwood Commons), Cee-Ray Motel (953 Northfield Road).

Birthplace of: Elmer Flick - Baseball player, Kelly Herndon - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Nov 3, 1976), Lee Evans - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Mar 11, 1981), Lou Diamond - Marine, Archibald Willard - Painter, Brandon Rice - College basketball player (Xavier Musketeers), Joe Lanham - Radio personality, Oliver Ocasek - Politician, Owen Scheetz - Professional baseball pitcher, Tim Taylor (newscaster) - Radio personality.

Cuyahoga 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:

BEDFORD CITY PWS (Population served: 13,074, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2007)
JILLIES (Serves PA, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.4%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bedford in 2010:

  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
52 people in religious group quarters in 2000
10 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Bedford (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Bedford Branch at 435 Broadway Ave, branch established on 2005/01/14. 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
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Bedford Branch at 680 Broadway, branch established on 1904/02/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Park View Federal Savings Bank: 413 Northfield Road at 413 Northfield Road, branch established on 2003/07/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $803.3 mil, Deposits: $696.8 mil, headquarters in Solon, OH, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bedford Branch at 10 West Grace, branch established on 1973/12/13. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Bedford Branch at 402 Northfield Road, branch established on 1981/07/27. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Bedford Walmart Branch at 22209 Rockside Road, branch established on 2008/02/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Bedford:

Marital status in Bedford, OH
  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Ohio average:

10.7

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

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Neighborhoods in Bedford:

(Bedford, Ohio Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Bedford, OH (based on Cuyahoga County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic366,464110
Evangelical Protestant106,477326
Mainline Protestant94,977233
Other49,641126
Black Protestant40,776129
Orthodox16,45631
None605,331-
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: 302
Cuyahoga County:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Cuyahoga County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 218
Here:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 293
Cuyahoga County:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 891
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cuyahoga County:

10.8%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cuyahoga County:

10.4%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bedford:

50.5%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bedford:

47.5%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Bedford:

29.3
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bedford:

20.4%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bedford:

12.3%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bedford:

6.8
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bedford:

36.1%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bedford:

56.5%
Ohio:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.5%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bedford, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 32$217,529$81,5730$0
Firefighters 29$198,960$82,3280$0
Judicial and Legal 22$82,371$44,93019$33,044
Streets and Highways 20$106,545$63,9271$797
Other Government Administration 12$31,870$31,8700$0
Sewerage 9$48,240$64,3201$850
Financial Administration 8$41,257$61,8860$0
Water Supply 7$30,229$51,8210$0
Parks and Recreation 6$29,328$58,6563$2,292
Other and Unallocable 6$30,309$60,6187$6,061
Police - Other 4$17,223$51,66921$19,468
Solid Waste Management 1$5,184$62,2080$0
Welfare 1$6,058$72,6960$0
Correction 1$3,324$39,8885$10,239
Fire - Other 1$4,637$55,6440$0
Totals for Government 159$853,064$64,38257$72,751

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

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $14,000 ($1.11)
  • Construction - Sewerage: $771,000 ($61.06)
    Toll Highways: $344,000 ($27.24)
    Central Staff Services: $34,000 ($2.69)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,990,000 ($395.18)
    Police Protection: $4,483,000 ($355.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,737,000 ($295.95)
    Toll Highways: $2,650,000 ($209.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,460,000 ($194.82)
    Sewerage: $1,529,000 ($121.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,145,000 ($90.68)
    Financial Administration: $1,031,000 ($81.65)
    Water Utilities: $780,000 ($61.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $719,000 ($56.94)
    Central Staff Services: $661,000 ($52.35)
    General Public Buildings: $618,000 ($48.94)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $453,000 ($35.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $179,000 ($14.18)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $5,000 ($0.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $543,000 ($43.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $2,212,000 ($175.18)
    Other - Police Protection: $738,000 ($58.45)
    Other - Libraries: $51,000 ($4.04)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Libraries: $4,000 ($0.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $263,000 ($20.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $131,000 ($10.37)
    Central Staff Services: $124,000 ($9.82)
    Police Protection: $96,000 ($7.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $66,000 ($5.23)
    Water Utilities: $57,000 ($4.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($0.95)
    Toll Highways: $9,000 ($0.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,328,000 ($897.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $107,000 ($8.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,350,000 ($186.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $626,000 ($49.58)
    Other: $203,000 ($16.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $131,000 ($10.37)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($0.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $157,000 ($12.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $88,000 ($6.97)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($2.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $652,000 ($51.64)
    Other: $42,000 ($3.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,469,000 ($274.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,800,000 ($142.55)
    Special Assessments: $353,000 ($27.96)
    Royalties: $338,000 ($26.77)
    Rents: $108,000 ($8.55)
    Interest Earnings: $93,000 ($7.37)
    Sale of Property: $22,000 ($1.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,189,000 ($331.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $487,000 ($38.57)
    Highways: $441,000 ($34.93)
    Other: $55,000 ($4.36)
    Health and Hospitals: $18,000 ($1.43)
  • Tax - Corporation Net Income: $6,928,000 ($548.67)
    Property: $4,391,000 ($347.75)
    Individual Income: $1,426,000 ($112.93)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $342,000 ($27.08)
    Motor Vehicle License: $181,000 ($14.33)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000 ($1.58)
    Death and Gift: $13,000 ($1.03)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.16)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $1,000 ($0.08)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.08)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,196,000 ($1757.82)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,675,000 ($1637.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,595,000 ($126.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,000 ($5.86)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,877,000 ($148.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,790,000 ($1488.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $324,000 ($25.66)

3.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
Ohio average:

5.23%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($563 average AGI)
Cuyahoga County:

0.02%
Ohio average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lorain County, OH  0.38% ($47,363 average AGI)
from Summit County, OH  0.37% ($53,747)
from Lake County, OH  0.32% ($45,708)


4.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,451 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Ohio average:

5.51%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($731 average AGI)
Cuyahoga County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lorain County, OH  0.49% ($73,949 average AGI)
to Summit County, OH  0.41% ($59,201)
to Lake County, OH  0.40% ($47,882)
Businesses in Bedford, OH
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Hyundai1
Applebee's1IHOP1
Audi1Mazda1
AutoZone1Nissan1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Subaru1
Chevrolet1T-Mobile2
Circle K3Toyota1
Curves1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1UPS6
Dunkin Donuts1Volkswagen1
FedEx2Walgreens1
GameStop1Walmart1
Honda1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRMR (1420 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CLEVELAND CLASSICAL RADIO, LLC)
  • WERE (1300 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH)
  • WCUE (1150 AM; 5 kW; CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH)
  • WHLO (640 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD.)
  • WHBC (1480 AM; 15 kW; CANTON, OH; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJTB (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO)
  • WABQ (1540 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WABQ, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WFHM-FM (95.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXTM (92.3 FM; CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMVX (106.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMMS (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WCRF-FM (103.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WZAK (93.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WENZ (107.9 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJCU (88.7 FM; UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY)
  • WCPN (90.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WGAR-FM (99.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAKS (96.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKHR (91.5 FM; BAINBRIDGE, OH; Owner: KENSTON LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WRUW-FM (91.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WONE-FM (97.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bedford:

  • WKYC-TV (Channel 3; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WKYC-TV, INC.)
  • WOIO (Channel 19; SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WBNX-TV (Channel 55; AKRON, OH; Owner: WINSTON BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W35AX (Channel 35; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WQHS-TV (Channel 61; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: UNIVISION CLEVELAND LLC)
  • WEWS-TV (Channel 5; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUAB (Channel 43; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAP-CA (Channel 32; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVIZ (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WXOX-LP (Channel 65; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • W53AX (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W51BI (Channel 51; KIRTLAND, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WAKN-LP (Channel 11; AKRON, OH; Owner: AKRON TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDLI (Channel 17; CANTON, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOAC (Channel 67; CANTON, OH; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WKBN-TV (Channel 27; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WAOH-LP (Channel 29; AKRON, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
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
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.8mTotal length
  • $2,085,000Total costs
  • 61,790Total average daily traffic
  • 4,409Total average daily truck traffic
  • 71,797Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bedford)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Bedford, OH)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bedford)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$83,92323$81,30488$89,7737$12,00011$79,545
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$53,3331$21,00019$99,6842$7,5001$21,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$91,7868$84,62574$102,23027$11,0746$67,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$76,0003$97,66736$105,1111$104,0001$100,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$58,0002$75,00013$134,7692$63,5000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1321.00 , 1322.00, 1323.01, 1323.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$39,0001$100,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$51,0001$108,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$45,3331$55,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$80,0001$84,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1321.00 , 1322.00, 1323.01, 1323.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bedford, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bedford, OH - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 58. The highest number of reported fires - 78 took place in 2005, and the least - 41 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bedford, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (66.5%), and Outside Fires (18.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bedford, OH
    • 66166.5%Structure Fires
    • 18118.2%Outside Fires
    • 14714.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 50.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bedford, OH

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Ohio:

  • Holiday Inn Express Oakwood Village, 23303 Oakwood Commons Dr, BEDFORD, Ohio 44146 , Phone: (440) 786-1998
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 23300 Oakwood Commons Dr, Bedford, Ohio 44146 , Phone: (800) 445-8667
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Ohio
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bedford, OH
  • 95.9%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Electricity
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bedford, OH
  • 51.0%Utility gas
  • 42.6%Electricity
  • 3.8%Other fuel
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bedford compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above 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 significantly below state average.

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  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 5,000+)"
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  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #24 (44146) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #84 (44146) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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