Bedford, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 3,761.
Males: 1,922  (51.1%)
Females: 1,839  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37160

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,311 (it was $37,227 in 2000)
Bedford:

$41,311
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,118 (it was $15,502 in 2000)

Bedford CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $114,627 (it was $78,300 in 2000)
Bedford:

$114,627
TN:

$140,300
  • Races in Bedford, TN (2000)

    Bedford races chart
    • 3,03995.1%White alone
    • 932.9%Black alone
    • 391.2%Hispanic
    • 130.4%Two or more races
    • 80.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.06%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bedford: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 805 feet

Land area: 95.7 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (very low).

Bedford, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford CCD:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 70.9%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

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 June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

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

Average climate in Bedford, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 93% 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 near Tennessee state average. It is 76% 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.3 miles away from Bedford center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 187.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.0 miles away from Bedford 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 239.5 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 (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and 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)
  • DCI SHELBYVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, TN)
  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; LEWISBURG, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, OAKWOOD (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LEWISBURG, TN)
  • MERIHIL NH (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LEWISBURG, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:

  • Motlow State Community College (about 17 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 30 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)
  • Columbia State Community College (about 32 miles; Columbia, TN; FT enrollment: 3,383)
  • Lipscomb University (about 47 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,827)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 47 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Belmont University (about 49 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,795)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 49 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.7. This is about average.

City:

78.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.4%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
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%
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 below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Tennessee average:

13.3

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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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,79471
Mainline Protestant3,44923
Catholic9001
Black Protestant6075
Other3752
None24,933-
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: 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%

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rutherford County, TN  1.65% ($31,405 average AGI)
from Coffee County, TN  0.41% ($29,651)
from Marshall County, TN  0.30% ($29,426)


6.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rutherford County, TN  1.31% ($27,390 average AGI)
to Coffee County, TN  0.53% ($24,554)
to Davidson County, TN  0.44% ($23,588)

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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