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Population in 2012: 2,792 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.1%
 

Males: 1,357  (48.6%)
Females: 1,435  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  48.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 15522.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,400 (it was $28,549 in 2000)
Bedford:

$28,400
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,391

Bedford borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $141,549 (it was $90,400 in 2000)
Bedford:

$141,549
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $169,266; Detached houses: $171,678; Townhouses or other attached units: $64,168; In 2-unit structures: $85,557; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,419; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,419; Mobile homes: $92,687

Median gross rent in 2012: $510.

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  • White alone - 2,699 (95.0%)
  • Hispanic - 57 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 33 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 34 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bedford: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (34.6%), Irish (13.0%), United States (11.9%), English (6.2%), Italian (4.5%), Scottish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/13/1795

Elevation: 1106 feet

Land area: 1.11 square miles.

Population density: 2,516 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford borough:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

22 residents are foreign born

This borough:  0.8%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Bedford, Pennsylvania as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bedford to the number of sex offenders is 254 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,495 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,296 (0.9%)

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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: +2,343 (+82.4%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 331 (29.4%)

Area code: 814

Bedford household income distribution Bedford home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Bedford by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000010000300
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.032.50.00.00.00.0101.10.00.0
Rapes 200020010000
per 100,000 63.60.00.00.065.00.00.033.40.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000001001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.032.70.00.033.50.00.00.0
Assaults 790212433344
per 100,000 222.7285.30.065.232.565.5132.8100.1100.5101.1140.4140.7
Burglaries 81213126615484136
per 100,000 254.5380.3421.0391.3194.9196.5498.2133.5268.1134.8456.1211.0
Thefts 445133313623702530241122
per 100,000 1399.91616.51068.71010.81169.2753.12324.8834.41005.4808.9386.0773.8
Auto thefts 231134510001
per 100,000 63.695.132.432.697.4131.0166.133.40.00.00.035.2
Arson 000010000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.032.50.00.00.00.033.70.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 140.1125.360.167.1154.062.1134.874.071.6212.460.661.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Bedford, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, health care - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 6% 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bedford County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospital/medical center in Bedford:

  • DONAHOE MANOR (Nursing Home, 136 DONAHOE MANOR ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Bedford:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Bedford, PA

Airports located in Bedford:

  • Bedford County Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 1,200, Itinerant Ops: 3,000, Local Ops: 10,000, Military Ops: 500)

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: 2,925)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 29 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,309)
  • Frostburg State University (about 35 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 37 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 53 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,920)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 54 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 12,422)
  • Shepherd University (about 55 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,351)

Public high schools in Bedford:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bedford:

  • ST THOMAS APOSTLE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: 129 W PENN ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • DISCOVERY TIME PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN INC (Students: 46; Location: 322 S JULIANA ST STE 2; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FRIENDS COVE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 4791 MAIN RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • CHRISTIAN LIGHT SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 128 CHRISTIAN LIGHT RD; Grades: 1 - 7)
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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)

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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).

 
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: 5127, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-2003. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2004), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-06-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2003. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2004), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-06-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2004)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2002. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2003), St Consent Decree/Judgement (FEB-18-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-18-2003)
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
BEDFORD TWP MUNI AUTH (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2004), St Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-21-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2004), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-23-2004), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2004)
  • 18 regular monitoring violations
JACKIES CAFE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CENTERVILLE MUNI WATER AUTH (Population served: 114, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2003), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2003), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-30-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2006)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-30-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2006)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (DEC-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-30-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2006)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2005. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (DEC-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2005)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 14 regular monitoring violations
  • 39 other older monitoring violations
GIANT EAGLE 1602 (Population served: 50, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
JEAN BONNETT TAVERN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-12-1999), St Compliance achieved (NOV-24-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-1998), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-1997)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-1997 and MAR-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-1997)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-12-1999), St Compliance achieved (NOV-24-1999)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2000)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-1997)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-1997 and MAR-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-1997)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.8%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 10.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bedford, PA

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

Bedford compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Bedford, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Pennsylvania:

  • Travel Lodge, 4271 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522 , Phone: (814) 623-7800
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Bedford, 4436 Business Rt 220, Bedford, PA 15522 , Phone: (814) 623-3444, Fax: (814) 623-0663
  • Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business Rt 220, Bedford, PA 15522 , Phone: (814) 623-8100
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 4498 Business Rt 220, Bedford, PA 15522 , Phone: (814) 623-5880, Fax: (814) 623-7410
  • Hampton Inn, 4235 Business Rt 220, Bedford, PA 15522 , Phone: (814) 624-0101, Fax: (814) 623-0106
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bedford travel time to work - commute


Bedford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bedford borough (based on Bedford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.39%
Here42.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the BrethrenEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents24.2%16.6%13.4%13.1%9.7%
Congregations26.7%13.3%11.9%14.1%2.2%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA) General Conference Churches of GodOther
Adherents4.9%4.8%2.0%2.0%9.2%
Congregations7.4%3.7%1.5%3.7%15.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
This county:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.2%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.1%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$7,058$28,2320$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$14,834$44,5025$5,938
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,240
Streets and Highways 2$9,022$54,1320$0
Sewerage 4$14,524$43,5720$0
Totals for Government 13$45,438$41,9436$7,178

Bedford government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $340,000 ($121.78)
    Regular Highways: $175,000 ($62.68)
    Central Staff Services: $87,000 ($31.16)
    General - Other: $56,000 ($20.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($12.54)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($8.60)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($8.24)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($3.22)
    Health Services - Other: $6,000 ($2.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($1.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($1.07)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $448,000 ($160.46)

Bedford government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $23,000 ($8.24)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($1.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $22,000 ($7.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($6.45)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($5.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $59,000 ($21.13)
    All Other: $47,000 ($16.83)
    General Support: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Tax - Property: $268,000 ($95.99)
    Individual Income: $208,000 ($74.50)
    NEC: $86,000 ($30.80)

Bedford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $415,000 ($148.64)

3.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,926 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.53%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Blair County, PA  0.59% ($29,536 average AGI)
from Cambria County, PA  0.22% ($34,116)
from Huntingdon County, PA  0.21% ($25,829)


3.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.51%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Blair County, PA  0.62% ($27,168 average AGI)
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.18% ($27,257)
to Allegany County, MD  0.16% ($24,633)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bedford, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Bedford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 45 meters (148ft)
Total costs: $17,000
Total average daily traffic: 93,943
Total average daily truck traffic: 17,541

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
  • 2010-2012: 1
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: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bedford, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (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: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 50 (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)


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
Businesses in Bedford, PA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quality1
Cinnabon 2RadioShack1
Curves1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Sprint Nextel2
Dennys1Starbucks2
FedEx4Subway3
Goodwill1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Long John Silver's1U.S. Cellular1
Marriott1UPS3
MasterBrand Cabinets7Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Bedford, PA

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