Bedford, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 2,724 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 
Males: 1,240  (45.5%)
Females: 1,484  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

48.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 15522.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,137 (it was $28,549 in 2000)
Bedford:

$42,137
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,243 (it was $18,028 in 2000)

Bedford borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $172,790 (it was $90,400 in 2000)
Bedford:

$172,790
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $161,885; detached houses: $172,950; townhouses or other attached units: $126,152; in 2-unit structures: $113,883; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,350; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $277,016; mobile homes: $77,728

Median gross rent in 2017: $570.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bedford: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.9%
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  • Races in Bedford, PA (2010)
    • 2,69995.0%White alone
    • 572.0%Hispanic
    • 331.2%Black alone
    • 341.2%Two or more races
    • 150.5%Asian alone
    • 20.07%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Bedford, Pennsylvania as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bedford is 115 to 1.


Crime rates in Bedford by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(32.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(101.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(65.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.4)
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)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(73.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(32.5)
2
(65.5)
4
(132.8)
3
(100.1)
3
(100.5)
3
(101.1)
4
(140.4)
4
(140.7)
10
(360.0)
5
(180.7)
2
(72.7)
5
(183.6)
5
(185.0)
5
(184.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(194.9)
6
(196.5)
15
(498.2)
4
(133.5)
8
(268.1)
4
(134.8)
13
(456.1)
6
(211.0)
6
(216.0)
5
(180.7)
8
(290.8)
2
(73.4)
9
(333.1)
4
(147.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
36
(1,169)
23
(753.1)
70
(2,325)
25
(834.4)
30
(1,005)
24
(808.9)
11
(386.0)
22
(773.8)
29
(1,044)
30
(1,084)
27
(981.5)
27
(991.2)
17
(629.2)
17
(627.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(97.4)
4
(131.0)
5
(166.1)
1
(33.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.2)
1
(36.0)
4
(144.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.7)
1
(37.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(32.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.4)
1
(36.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)191.677.3167.792.189.1264.275.476.7131.7103.774.2106.588.572.4

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City-data.com crime index in Bedford, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (25.2%), American (20.9%), Scottish (6.4%), English (5.3%), Irish (5.0%), French (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/13/1795

Elevation: 1106 feet

Land area: 1.11 square miles.

Population density: 2,455 people per square mile   (low).

Bedford, Pennsylvania map

38 residents are foreign born

This borough:

1.4%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,458 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,574 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (70.6 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (83.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (178.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Manns Choice borough, PA (2.2 miles ),
Everett borough, PA (2.6 miles ),
Earlston, PA (2.7 miles ),
Schellsburg borough, PA (2.8 miles ),
Rainsburg, PA (2.9 miles),
St. Clairsville, PA (3.1 miles),
New Paris borough, PA (3.1 miles ),
New Baltimore, PA (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 40.02 N, Longitude: 78.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,872 (+67.6%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 392 (34.7%)

Area code: 814

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

Bedford satellite photo by USGS

Bedford tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Bedford, PA
Historical housing units in Bedford, PA

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Bedford, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Machinery (6.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (10.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.7%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Bedford, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Registered nurses (5.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Bedford, Pennsylvania

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Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the Bedford borough center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bedford-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania 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 142.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 177.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.2 miles away from Bedford center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.1 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 317.6 miles away from Bedford center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bedford County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Tropical Depressions: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bedford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bedford:

  • DONAHOE MANOR (136 DONAHOE MANOR ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bedford:

  • PENNKNOLL VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EVERETT, PA)
  • UPMC BEDFORD MEMORIAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; EVERETT, PA)
  • US RENAL CARE BEDFORD (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; EVERETT, PA)

Airports located in Bedford:

Operable nuclear power plant near Bedford:

  • 18 miles: Three Mile Island 1 in Londonderry Twp., PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:

  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 25 miles; Johnstown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,815)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 28 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Frostburg State University (about 35 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Saint Francis University (about 35 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 37 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 49 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 52 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)

Public high school in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD SHS (Students: 640, Location: 330 E JOHN ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Bedford:

  • CHRISTIAN LIGHT SCHOOL (Students: 28, Location: 128 CHRISTIAN LIGHT RD, Grades: 1-10)
  • FRIENDS COVE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 28, Location: 4791 MAIN RD, Grades: 1-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD EL SCH (Students: 829, Location: 3639 BUSINESS ROUTE 220, Grades: KG-5)
  • BEDFORD MS (Students: 443, Location: 440 E WATSON ST, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Bedford:

  • DISCOVERY TIME SCHOOL (Students: 72, Location: 322 S JULIANA ST STE 2, Grades: PK-4)
  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 41, Location: 129 W PENN ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Bedford

Library in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD CO FED LIB SYSTEM (Operating income: $319,770; Location: 240 SOUTH WOOD STREET; 37,581 books; 875 audio materials; 999 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Bedford Fire Department Number 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cumberland Valley Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Fort Bedford Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Fort Bedford Drive), Bedford County Fair (Amusement & Theme Parks; 108 Telegraph Road), Bedford County Visitors Bureau (131 South Juliana Street).

Hotels: Budget Inn (4271 Business 200), Budget Host Inn (4378 Business 220), Bedford Hotel & Restaurant (224 East Pitt Street), Best Western Bedford Inn (4517 Business # 220), Hampton Inn Bedford (4235 Route 220), Econo Lodge Bedford (141 Hillcrest Drive).

Court: Court Administrator (Court House Annex).

Birthplace of: Sol Metzger - College football coach, Abraham Arnold - Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, David Bradley (novelist) - Novelist, Josiah Alexander Van Orsdel - Federal judge, Keith Williams (baseball) - Baseball player, Sam Fletcher (baseball) - Baseball player.

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

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

BEDFORD BORO WATER AUTH (Population served: 5,127, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2009)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2007)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2007. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
BEDFORD TWP MUNI AUTH (Population served: 1,125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-08-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-08-2008)
  • 41 regular monitoring violations
JACKIES CAFE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CENTERVILLE MUNI WATER AUTH (Population served: 78, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-06-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 90 regular monitoring violations
  • 46 other older monitoring violations
LINCOLN ROAD STATION (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LITTLE BARN DISCOUNT GROCERIES (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JEAN BONNETT TAVERN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This borough:

1.9 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

47.9%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
9 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Bedford (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: North Richard Street Branch at 155 North Richard Street, branch established on 1934/10/19; Bedford Branch at 800 Juliana Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • Susquehanna Bank: Bedford Branch at 601 East Pitt Street, branch established on 1985/06/06. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Hartley Branch at 101 East Pitt Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Hometown Bank of Pennsylvania: Hometown Bank Of Pennsylvania at 638 East Pitt Street, branch established on 2007/04/09. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $104.4 mil, Deposits: $95.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Altoona First Savings Bank: 100 W. Pitt Street Branch at 100 W. Pitt Street, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $210.5 mil, Deposits: $184.9 mil, headquarters in Altoona, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • First Commonwealth Bank: Bedford Branch at 9503 Lincoln Hwy, Lincoln Center, branch established on 2001/01/01. Info updated 2010/11/23: Bank assets: $5,779.0 mil, Deposits: $4,511.6 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Bedford:

Marital status in Bedford, PA
  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

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Religion statistics for Bedford, PA (based on Bedford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,65475
Mainline Protestant9,64069
Catholic1,7803
Other2403
Orthodox301
Black Protestant241
None27,394-
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: 15
Here:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Bedford County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Bedford County:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bedford County:

8.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bedford County:

25.2%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bedford County:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bedford:

49.9%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bedford:

45.3%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.2%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bedford:

15.4%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bedford:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.5%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.0%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.1%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bedford, PA Residents

Bedford government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $374,000 ($137.30)
    Regular Highways: $313,000 ($114.90)
    Central Staff Services: $128,000 ($46.99)
    General - Other: $109,000 ($40.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $85,000 ($31.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $55,000 ($20.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($14.68)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($12.48)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($4.77)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($4.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000 ($3.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($2.94)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.37)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $232,000 ($85.17)
    Corporate Bonds: $170,000 ($62.41)
    Benefit Payments: $155,000 ($56.90)
    Withdrawals: $17,000 ($6.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,031,000 ($378.49)

Bedford government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $27,000 ($9.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($7.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.37)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $117,000 ($42.95)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $25,000 ($9.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($2.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($3.67)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($1.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $50,000 ($18.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000 ($14.68)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($3.67)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($1.47)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.73)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $130,000 ($47.72)
    Highways: $115,000 ($42.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($8.81)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($1.10)
  • Tax - Property: $463,000 ($169.97)
    Individual Income: $268,000 ($98.38)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $84,000 ($30.84)
    Public Utility License: $35,000 ($12.85)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $23,000 ($8.44)

Bedford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $106,000 ($38.91)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $160,000 ($58.74)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $511,000 ($187.59)

3.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.48%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Blair County, PA  0.76% ($41,264 average AGI)
from Huntingdon County, PA  0.19% ($42,351)
from Allegany County, MD  0.17% ($32,000)


3.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Blair County, PA  0.73% ($42,570 average AGI)
to Allegany County, MD  0.20% ($39,333)
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.18% ($38,361)
Businesses in Bedford, PA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Cinnabon 2RadioShack1
Curves1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Sprint Nextel2
Dennys1Starbucks2
FedEx4Subaru1
Ford1Subway3
Goodwill1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hilton1U.S. Cellular1
Long John Silver's1UPS3
Marriott1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WHJB (1600 AM; 5 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: JOHN H. CESSNA)
  • WBFD (1310 AM; 3 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WKMC (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROARING SPRING, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)
  • WCCL (101.7 FM; CENTRAL CITY, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYE (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WQKK (92.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Bedford: Abraham K. Arnold.

Bedford fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bedford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 453ft / 138mTotal length
  • $43,934,000Total costs
  • 483,113Total average daily traffic
  • 114,911Total average daily truck traffic
  • 310,768Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bedford, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 121930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 51960-1969
  • 251970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bedford, PA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bedford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (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, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bedford)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bedford)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 31. The highest number of fires - 61 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Bedford, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.6%), and Outside Fires (29.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bedford, PA
    • 17637.6%Structure Fires
    • 13729.3%Outside Fires
    • 8618.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 6914.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bedford, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Pennsylvania:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Bedford, 4436 Business Rt 220, Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522 , Phone: (814) 623-3444, Fax: (814) 623-0663
  • Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business Rt 220, Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522 , Phone: (814) 623-8100
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 4498 Business Rt 220, Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522 , Phone: (814) 623-5880, Fax: (814) 623-7410
  • Hampton Inn, 4235 Business Rt 220, Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522 , Phone: (814) 624-0101, Fax: (814) 623-0106
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Pennsylvania
Most common first names in Bedford, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16176.2 years
Mary13080.7 years
William11973.1 years
Charles8975.7 years
Robert8972.8 years
James6973.2 years
Helen6280.3 years
George6177.4 years
Margaret6079.8 years
Dorothy5575.8 years
Most common last names in Bedford, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller10677.6 years
Smith8273.1 years
Diehl7179.7 years
Koontz3779.4 years
Imler3571.4 years
Rose3175.8 years
Zembower3180.8 years
Shaffer2977.8 years
Beegle2879.5 years
Hershberger2875.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bedford, PA
  • 56.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.9%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Electricity
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bedford, PA
  • 40.4%Electricity
  • 25.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.0%Utility gas
  • 8.1%No fuel used
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Solar energy
  • 1.9%Other fuel


Bedford compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 22 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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  • Don C. Rowlett (15)
  • Chad A. Swope (7)
  • Donald E. Keller (7)
  • Chad Allen Swope (6)
  • Shane E. Weyant (3)
  • Wayne C. Faupel (2)
  • Don Rowlett (2)
  • John Lowe (2)
  • Donald Keller (2)
  • William P. Prezlock (2)

Total of 51 patent applications in 2008-2020.