Bedford, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 2,781 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.5%
 
Males: 1,327  (47.7%)
Females: 1,454  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 15522.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,900 (it was $28,549 in 2000)
Bedford:

$34,900
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,923 (it was $18,028 in 2000)

Bedford borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $150,641 (it was $90,400 in 2000)
Bedford:

$150,641
PA:

$164,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $528.

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  • Races in Bedford, PA (2010)

    Bedford races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bedford: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.2%), Irish (11.1%), United States (10.7%), English (5.9%), Italian (4.6%), Polish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/13/1795

Elevation: 1106 feet

Land area: 1.11 square miles.

Population density: 2,506 people per square mile   (average).

Bedford,PA real estate house value index trend

Bedford, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford borough:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

9 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.3%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Bedford, Pennsylvania as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bedford to the number of sex offenders is 175 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,611 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,309 (0.9%)

Bedford satellite photo by USGS

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: +2,040 (+71.8%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 359 (28.1%)

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 2013
Murders 0000100003000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.032.50.00.00.00.0101.10.00.00.0
Rapes 2000200100000
per 100,000 63.60.00.00.065.00.00.033.40.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000010010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.032.70.00.033.50.00.00.00.0
Assaults 79021243334410
per 100,000 222.7285.30.065.232.565.5132.8100.1100.5101.1140.4140.7360.0
Burglaries 812131266154841366
per 100,000 254.5380.3421.0391.3194.9196.5498.2133.5268.1134.8456.1211.0216.0
Thefts 44513331362370253024112229
per 100,000 1,399.91,616.51,068.71,010.81,169.2753.12,324.8834.41,005.4808.9386.0773.81,043.9
Auto thefts 2311345100011
per 100,000 63.695.132.432.697.4131.0166.133.40.00.00.035.236.0
Arson 0000100001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.032.50.00.00.00.033.70.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 139.9125.160.067.0153.862.0134.673.971.5212.060.561.5105.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Bedford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Pennsylvania average:

2.58

Bedford tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Bedford, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Bedford 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 the city 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)
Bedford topographic map

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 Recipients

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

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:

  • 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: 2,815)
  • 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 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)
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)

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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: 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.7%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 8.7% 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
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, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Bedford travel time to work - commute Bedford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Solar energy (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

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
Bedford 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
Bedford County:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

8.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bedford County:

25.2%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.1%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,507$21,0420$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,004$36,0481$200
Police Protection - Officers 4$16,021$48,0633$1,405
Streets and Highways 3$10,853$43,4121$2,149
Totals for Government 10$33,385$40,0625$3,754

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $340,000 ($122.26)
    Regular Highways: $175,000 ($62.93)
    Central Staff Services: $87,000 ($31.28)
    General - Other: $56,000 ($20.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($12.59)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($8.63)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($8.27)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($3.24)
    Health Services - Other: $6,000 ($2.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($1.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($1.08)
    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 ($161.09)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $23,000 ($8.27)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($1.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $22,000 ($7.91)
    General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($6.47)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($5.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $59,000 ($21.22)
    All Other: $47,000 ($16.90)
    General Support: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Tax - Property: $268,000 ($96.37)
    Individual Income: $208,000 ($74.79)
    NEC: $86,000 ($30.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $415,000 ($149.23)

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)
Bedford fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Bedford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 45m148ftTotal length
  • $17,000Total costs
  • 93,943Total average daily traffic
  • 17,541Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2012
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
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
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