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Median resident age:  36.3 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37160

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,920 (it was $37,227 in 2000)
Bedford:

$38,920
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,424

Bedford CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,455 (it was $78,300 in 2000)
Bedford:

$115,455
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $169,173; Detached houses: $176,263; Townhouses or other attached units: $423,392; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $130,867; Mobile homes: $135,342

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Bedford races chart
  • White alone - 3,039 (95.1%)
  • Black alone - 93 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bedford: 141.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 805 feet




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bedford CCD:  0.6% ($478)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Bedford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Murfreesboro, TN (29.5 miles , pop. 68,816).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (49.3 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (445.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Shelbyville, TN (2.7 miles ), Rock Creek, TN (3.1 miles) , Petersburg, TN (3.2 miles ), Unionville, TN (3.4 miles) , Lewisburg, TN (3.5 miles ), Flat Creek-Normandy, TN (3.5 miles) , Chapel Hill, TN (3.7 miles ), Wartrace, TN (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.46 N, Longitude: 86.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 931

Bedford household income distribution Bedford home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 187% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.2 miles away from the Bedford place center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 32.7 miles away from the place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Bedford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from Bedford center
On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/1995 at 22:06:21, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from Bedford center
On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bedford County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Bedford:

  • BEDFORD CO NH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, TN)
  • CHRISTIAN CARE CENTER OF BEDFORD COUNTY, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, TN)
  • HERITAGE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:

  • Motlow State Community College (about 17 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 30 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 19,827)
  • Columbia State Community College (about 32 miles; Columbia, TN; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 47 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,473)
  • Lipscomb University (about 47 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • Belmont University (about 49 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,540)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 49 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,150)

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Notable locations in Bedford: Rising Star Ranch (A), Chanthaphone Farm (B), Eastfield Farms (C), Volunteer Fire Services Station 3 / WBTS Volunteer Fire Department (D), Volunteer Fire Services Station 8 / WBTS Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bedford include: Haskins Chapel (A), Lone Oak Church of Christ (B), Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church (C), Bedford Church of Christ (D), Richmond Church (E), Lebanon Church (F), Bethlehem Church (G), New Bethel Baptist Church (H), Big Spring Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jones Cemetery (1), Knight Cemetery (2), Adams Cemetery (3), Redd Cemetery (4), Tucker Cemetery (5), Richmond Cemetery (6), Card Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ledford Branch (A), Dryland Creek (B), Cortner Branch (C), Comstock Branch (D), Buchanan Branch (E), Fall Creek (F), Branchville Branch (G), Simmons Branch (H), Sims Spring Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Bedford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  4.2%

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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.7%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bedford, TN


17 people in other group homes in 2000
2 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

Bedford compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.94%
Here46.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents46.7%16.6%13.8%3.3%3.2%
Congregations20.4%24.5%23.5%1.0%4.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Duck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsCatholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.0%2.5%2.5%1.7%6.7%
Congregations2.0%5.1%1.0%1.0%17.3%
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: 12
Bedford County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bedford County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Bedford County:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Bedford County:

28.2%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

13.5%

7.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

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 Rutherford County, TN  1.82% ($39,943 average AGI)
from Coffee County, TN  0.69% ($25,240)
from Davidson County, TN  0.42% ($31,393)


6.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

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 Rutherford County, TN  1.40% ($31,831 average AGI)
to Coffee County, TN  0.74% ($24,009)
to Davidson County, TN  0.42% ($26,525)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WLIJ (1580 AM; 5 kW; SHELBYVILLE, TN)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WZNG (1400 AM; 1 kW; SHELBYVILLE, TN; Owner: HOPKINS-HALL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WMGC (810 AM; 5 kW; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: RADIO 810 NASHVILLE, LIMITED)
  • WAXO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LEWISBURG, TN; Owner: MARSHALL COUNTY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFCM-FM (91.7 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WBUZ (102.9 FM; LA VERGNE, TN; Owner: WYCQ, INC)
  • WRLT (100.1 FM; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: TUNED-IN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • WKDF (103.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNRQ (105.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W263AE (100.5 FM; LEWISBURG, TN; Owner: WEATHER RADAR ASSOCIATES)
  • WYTM-FM (105.5 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, TN; Owner: TIME BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPLN-FM (90.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSIX-FM (97.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WAYM (88.7 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSM-FM (95.5 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WFTZ (101.5 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: PHASE TWO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJJM-FM (94.3 FM; LEWISBURG, TN; Owner: MARTHA M. LINGNER, EXECUTRIX)

TV broadcast stations around Bedford:

  • WNAB (Channel 58; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE LICENSE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WSMV-TV (Channel 4; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)

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