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Bedford County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2016: 47,061 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 37,586 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,508
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,026
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,223
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,996 (it was 3,682 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 474 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 99 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bedford County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.6%), Construction (13.8%), Educational, health and social services (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Bedford County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (7.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.6 years
Males: 23,076  (49.0%)
Females: 23,985  (51.0%)
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Bedford County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bedford County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,675 ($36,729 in 1999)

This county:

$45,675
Tennessee:

$48,547

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $571 (lower quartile is $437, upper quartile is $686)
This county:

$571
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $131,453 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Bedford:

$131,453
Tennessee:

$157,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,764 - $187,614
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,035
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $339

Institutionalized population: 351

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 47
  • Burglaries: 170
  • Thefts: 188
  • Auto thefts: 51

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 61
  • Burglaries: 133
  • Thefts: 172
  • Auto thefts: 24
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 222 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2008: 180 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2009: 120 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2010: 69 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2011: 50 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 2012: 66 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2013: 71 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2014: 107 buildings, average cost: $191,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $874 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $868 (0.7%)

Bedford County household income distribution in 2009 Bedford County home values distribution Bedford County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.9%
Bedford County:

14.9%
Tennessee:

15.8%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.4% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 82.3% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.0 years old
(Males: 36.0 years old, Females: 38.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.2 years old, Black residents: 40.1 years old, American Indian residents: 19.5 years old, Asian residents: 43.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.7 years old, Other race residents: 23.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bedford County is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $576 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.

Cities in this county include: Shelbyville, Unionville, Bedford, Flat Creek-Normandy, Wartrace, Bell Buckle, Normandy.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bedford County: Double Spring Gap Shelter (A), Silers Bald Shelter (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Left Fork Deep Creek (A), Noland Creek (B), State Line Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alexander County, North Carolina , Yavapai County, Arizona , Jackson County, Arkansas , San Luis Obispo County, California , McClain County, Oklahoma , Seminole County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 966
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,184 (18.8% naturalized citizens)

Bedford County:

6.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 500
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,048
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,069
  • 1980 to 1989: 386
  • 1970 to 1979: 89
  • Before 1970: 68
Note: State values scaled to Bedford County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.3%

Bedford County marital status for males Bedford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,604
  • One, attached: 168
  • Two: 700
  • 3 or 4: 283
  • 5 to 9: 707
  • 10 to 19: 421
  • 20 to 49: 144
  • 50 or more: 50
  • Mobile homes: 2,733
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Housing units in Bedford County with a mortgage: 7,061 (162 second mortgage, 346 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,329

Here:

63.6% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bedford County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,79471
Mainline Protestant3,44923
Catholic9001
Black Protestant6075
Other3752
None24,933-
Bedford County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Bedford County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This 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.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bedford County:

10.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Bedford County:

28.2%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Bedford County:

Average size of farms: 132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,366
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $92.17
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.40%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,256
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.96%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,808
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.15
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.44%
Corn for grain: 6535 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2281 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8187 harvested acres
Vegetables: 50 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bedford County-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 84.2 miles away from Bedford County 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 218.4 miles away from the county 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 186.5 miles away from the county 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 232.0 miles away from the county 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 153.0 miles away from Bedford County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 140.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: November 09, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1441: November 13, 2002, FEMA Id: 1441, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1408: April 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1260: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1010: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3095: March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: 3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Tennessee Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 14, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-889: January 04, 1991, FEMA Id: 889, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 04, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-424: April 04, 1974, FEMA Id: 424, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bedford County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (59%)
  • Guatemala (9%)
  • Argentina (7%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Laos (2%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bedford County (%):

  • American (30%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Bedford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,676 (79.0%)
  • Carpooled: 2,531 (13.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 109 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 287 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 908 (4.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Bedford County, Tennessee in 2000:

  • 247 people in nursing homes
  • 101 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 37 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 37 people in other group homes
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Bedford County, Tennessee in 2010:

  • 176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 175 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 124 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 53 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,802.

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.
4.07% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($20,810 average AGI)
1.71% relocated from other states ($9,684 average AGI)
Bedford County:

1.71%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Davidson County, TN  0.28% ($29,523)
from Franklin County, TN  0.21% ($28,121)
from Lincoln County, TN  0.15% ($19,250)
from Williamson County, TN  0.11% ($32,353)


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.
4.19% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($17,129 average AGI)
2.12% relocated to other states ($8,642 average AGI)
Bedford County:

2.12%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Marshall County, TN  0.41% ($25,359)
to Lincoln County, TN  0.25% ($26,256)
to Franklin County, TN  0.21% ($30,697)
to Moore County, TN  0.13% ($24,381)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9

Births per 1000 population in Bedford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Bedford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bedford County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bedford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bedford County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,562 (5,184 aged, 1,378 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,259 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Bedford County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (686)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (459)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (450)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (262)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (206)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (201)
  • Unspecified dementia (150)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (147)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (113)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (80)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,842
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 427
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,766

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,597
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 986
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 102.9
  • Other - 28.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 47,061
  • In family households: 40,315 (6,502 male householders, 5,920 female householders)
    9,302 spouses, 13,742 children (12,427 natural, 225 adopted, 1,084 stepchildren), 2,236 grandchildren, 460 brothers or sisters, 284 parents, 911 other relatives, 934 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,129 (2,324 male householders (1,564 living alone)), 2,477 female householders (2,145 living alone)), 1,332 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 560

Size of family households: 5,363 2-persons, 2,923 3-persons, 2,511 4-persons, 1,097 5-persons, 357 6-persons, 152 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,712 1-person, 848 2-persons, 259 3-persons, 9 4-persons.

6,487 married couples with children.
3,266 single-parent households (934 men, 2,332 women).

88.0% of residents of Bedford speak English at home.
11.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 47% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (32% speak English well, 68% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $172,145,000 ($4,175 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,219,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $86,457,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,967,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,698,000
Federal grants: $39,209,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,176,000 ($227,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,640,000 ($527,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,342,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $27,499,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,868,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,140
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,028
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,242
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,322
Here:

+55 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bedford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.57 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 267
  • 2010 to 2013: 712
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,441
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,265
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,910
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,495
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,235
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,795
  • 1940 to 1949: 625
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,134
Note: State values scaled to Bedford population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bedford County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bedford County population
  • 1 room: 69
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 236
  • 4 rooms: 836
  • 5 rooms: 2,325
  • 6 rooms: 3,035
  • 7 rooms: 2,001
  • 8 rooms: 1,498
  • 9+ rooms: 1,391
  • 1 room: 190
  • 2 rooms: 200
  • 3 rooms: 650
  • 4 rooms: 1,973
  • 5 rooms: 1,345
  • 6 rooms: 701
  • 7 rooms: 567
  • 8 rooms: 147
  • 9+ rooms: 106
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bedford County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bedford County population
  • no bedroom: 68
  • 1 bedroom: 112
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,614
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,152
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,979
  • 5+ bedrooms: 470
  • no bedroom: 201
  • 1 bedroom: 659
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,455
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,108
  • 4 bedrooms: 388
  • 5+ bedrooms: 60
Cars and other vehicles available in Bedford County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bedford County population
  • no vehicle: 204
  • 1 vehicle: 2,434
  • 2 vehicles: 4,550
  • 3 vehicles: 2,587
  • 4 vehicles: 1,162
  • 5+ vehicles: 518
  • no vehicle: 809
  • 1 vehicle: 2,472
  • 2 vehicles: 1,828
  • 3 vehicles: 566
  • 4 vehicles: 194
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

87% of Bedford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Tennessee.

Bedford County:

87.0%
State average:

85.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 30,912
  • Other state: 12,770
  • Northeast: 1,109
  • Midwest: 3,805
  • South: 6,363
  • West: 1,479

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bedford County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (67.4%)
  • Utility gas (17.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.8%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (83.3%)
  • Utility gas (12.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 441
Here:

7.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 256
Here:

8.9%
Tennessee:

12.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 124
Here:

10.5%
Tennessee:

22.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Bedford County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,746,000
    General Public Buildings: $43,000
    Health - Other: $40,000
    General - Other: $39,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $41,957,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,885,000
    General - Other: $3,064,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,612,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,331,000
    Health - Other: $2,274,000
    Regular Highways: $2,138,000
    Police Protection: $1,698,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $900,000
    Financial Administration: $846,000
    Central Staff Services: $595,000
    Corrections - Other: $209,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $189,000
    General Public Buildings: $101,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,413,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $123,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $98,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $52,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,010,000
    Regular Highways: $859,000
    General - Other: $177,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $72,000
    Correctional Institutions: $51,000
    Health - Other: $44,000
    Financial Administration: $32,000
    Central Staff Services: $22,000
    Police Protection: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    General Public Building: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $34,175,000

Bedford County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,943,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,260,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $419,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $77,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $46,000
    All Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $726,000
    Highways: $164,000
    General Local Government Support: $47,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,710,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,009,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $864,000
    Rents: $404,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $75,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $31,488,000
    Highways: $2,267,000
    All Other: $1,932,000
    General Local Government Support: $575,000
    Health and Hospitals: $257,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,352,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,911,000
    Other Selective Sales: $614,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $321,000
    Severance: $199,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $176,000
    Other License: $131,000
    Public Utility License: $19,000

Bedford County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,818,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,707,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,945,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $834,000

Bedford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,500,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,281,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,143,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 861
  • Number of aged recipients: 90
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 771
  • Number of recipients under 18: 129
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 556
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 176
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 354
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 399
Bedford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bedford County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Bedford County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James76471.5 years
William62974.2 years
Mary61678.5 years
John46074.2 years
Robert39872.7 years
Thomas24871.1 years
Annie20580.3 years
Charles20471.5 years
George20074.4 years
Willie17678.3 years
Most common last names in Bedford County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30375.3 years
Brown22374.2 years
Thompson15577.1 years
Williams15076.9 years
Reed14672.0 years
Arnold13777.8 years
Jones13270.5 years
Sanders12777.8 years
Johnson12572.5 years
Harris11875.2 years
Businesses in Bedford County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless2Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Subway2
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hardee's1UPS4
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1