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Based on the data from 2000 / 2016 when the population of Bedford, Iowa was 1,620 / 1,511

Most common industries

Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Educational services9.5%
(65)
4.6%
(16)
14.6%
(49)
Metal and metal products8.4%
(58)
12.8%
(45)
3.9%
(13)
Health care8.3%
(57)
3.1%
(11)
13.7%
(46)
Public administration7.6%
(52)
8.3%
(29)
6.8%
(23)
Construction4.9%
(34)
8.5%
(30)
1.2%
(4)
Accommodation and food services4.8%
(33)
4.3%
(15)
5.4%
(18)
Social assistance4.4%
(30)
0.0%
(0)
8.9%
(30)
Transportation equipment4.4%
(30)
8.3%
(29)
0.3%
(1)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting3.9%
(27)
6.8%
(24)
0.9%
(3)
Finance and insurance3.2%
(22)
0.9%
(3)
5.7%
(19)
Textile mills and textile products2.9%
(20)
2.8%
(10)
3.0%
(10)
Printing and related support activities2.8%
(19)
3.4%
(12)
2.1%
(7)
Food and beverage stores2.5%
(17)
1.7%
(6)
3.3%
(11)
Truck transportation2.3%
(16)
4.0%
(14)
0.6%
(2)
Professional, scientific, and technical services2.2%
(15)
1.7%
(6)
2.7%
(9)
Repair and maintenance2.0%
(14)
3.4%
(12)
0.6%
(2)
Administrative and support and waste management services2.0%
(14)
2.3%
(8)
1.8%
(6)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components1.9%
(13)
1.1%
(4)
2.7%
(9)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers1.9%
(13)
1.7%
(6)
2.1%
(7)
Machinery1.7%
(12)
2.0%
(7)
1.5%
(5)
Food1.6%
(11)
1.7%
(6)
1.5%
(5)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.6%
(11)
0.6%
(2)
2.7%
(9)
Apparel1.3%
(9)
0.3%
(1)
2.4%
(8)
Personal and laundry services1.3%
(9)
0.6%
(2)
2.1%
(7)
Miscellaneous manufacturing1.2%
(8)
0.6%
(2)
1.8%
(6)
Leather and allied products1.0%
(7)
0.3%
(1)
1.8%
(6)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers1.0%
(7)
2.0%
(7)
0.0%
(0)
Other direct selling establishments0.7%
(5)
0.9%
(3)
0.6%
(2)
Utilities0.6%
(4)
1.1%
(4)
0.0%
(0)
Chemicals0.6%
(4)
1.1%
(4)
0.0%
(0)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries0.4%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
0.9%
(3)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.4%
(3)
0.9%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
U. S. Postal service0.4%
(3)
0.9%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Real estate and rental and leasing0.4%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
0.9%
(3)
Rail transportation0.4%
(3)
0.9%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers0.4%
(3)
0.9%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.4%
(3)
0.6%
(2)
0.3%
(1)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.4%
(3)
0.3%
(1)
0.6%
(2)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation0.4%
(3)
0.3%
(1)
0.6%
(2)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.4%
(3)
0.9%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Private households0.4%
(3)
0.3%
(1)
0.6%
(2)
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction0.3%
(2)
0.6%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers0.3%
(2)
0.6%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.3%
(2)
0.6%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.3%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(2)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.3%
(2)
0.6%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Plastics and rubber products0.3%
(2)
0.6%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Wood products0.3%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(2)
Department and other general merchandise stores0.1%
(1)
0.0%
(0)
0.3%
(1)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.1%
(1)
0.0%
(0)
0.3%
(1)
Computer and electronic products0.1%
(1)
0.3%
(1)
0.0%
(0)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1)
0.3%
(1)
0.0%
(0)

Unemployment in Bedford

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 37.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.9%Females
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.0%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 16.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.5%Males

Time leaving home to go to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

2.5% (17)
Iowa:

4.6% (69,424)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Bedford:

9.7% (63)
Iowa:

3.9% (59,585)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

3.7% (24)
Iowa:

5.2% (78,733)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Bedford:

16.5% (108)
Iowa:

8.3% (124,633)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

13.7% (90)
Iowa:

11.5% (173,456)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Bedford:

7.3% (48)
Iowa:

15.5% (233,577)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

18.2% (119)
Iowa:

16.2% (245,075)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Bedford:

3.6% (24)
Iowa:

8.6% (129,858)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

0.9% (6)
Iowa:

3.6% (54,503)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

3.8% (25)
Iowa:

4.2% (62,855)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

0.5% (3)
Iowa:

2.2% (33,224)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

0.8% (5)
Iowa:

1.2% (18,262)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Bedford:

9.6% (63)
Iowa:

7.4% (111,083)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Bedford:

9.1% (60)
Iowa:

7.6% (114,406)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

2.7% (18)
Iowa:

3.2% (47,736)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Bedford:

2.4% (16)
Iowa:

2.9% (42,797)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

8.9% (60)
Iowa:

4.6% (68,195)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Bedford:

7.5% (51)
Iowa:

7.5% (110,529)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

6.7% (45)
Iowa:

11.2% (164,470)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Bedford:

8.3% (56)
Iowa:

14.2% (208,547)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

11.8% (80)
Iowa:

17.7% (260,172)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Bedford:

10.2% (69)
Iowa:

8.3% (121,843)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

2.5% (17)
Iowa:

3.6% (53,363)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

5.6% (38)
Iowa:

3.6% (53,533)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

2.1% (14)
Iowa:

1.7% (25,691)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Bedford:

0.6% (4)
Iowa:

0.9% (13,464)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Bedford:

12.7% (86)
Iowa:

8.0% (117,038)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Bedford:

10.2% (69)
Iowa:

7.7% (112,601)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Males

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    2.9% (9)
    Iowa:

    5.7% (45,426)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    6.9% (22)
    Iowa:

    4.9% (38,975)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    6.0% (19)
    Iowa:

    6.2% (49,744)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    22.3% (70)
    Iowa:

    10.4% (83,141)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    12.6% (40)
    Iowa:

    12.7% (101,273)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    6.6% (21)
    Iowa:

    14.9% (118,738)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    14.3% (45)
    Iowa:

    13.7% (109,582)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    1.4% (4)
    Iowa:

    8.0% (63,377)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    1.8% (6)
    Iowa:

    2.6% (20,574)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    2.7% (8)
    Iowa:

    3.3% (26,465)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    13.4% (42)
    Iowa:

    7.2% (57,079)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Bedford:

    8.4% (27)
    Iowa:

    7.5% (59,448)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Females

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    2.3% (8)
    Iowa:

    3.4% (23,998)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    12.8% (43)
    Iowa:

    2.9% (20,610)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    1.7% (6)
    Iowa:

    4.1% (28,989)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    11.1% (38)
    Iowa:

    5.8% (41,492)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    15.0% (51)
    Iowa:

    10.1% (72,183)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    8.0% (27)
    Iowa:

    16.1% (114,839)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    21.7% (73)
    Iowa:

    19.0% (135,493)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    5.5% (19)
    Iowa:

    9.3% (66,481)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    4.9% (16)
    Iowa:

    5.1% (36,390)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    0.8% (3)
    Iowa:

    2.4% (17,323)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    1.8% (6)
    Iowa:

    1.5% (10,870)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    6.2% (21)
    Iowa:

    7.6% (54,004)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Bedford:

    9.9% (33)
    Iowa:

    7.7% (54,958)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 63.6%
Number of people working at home: 22 (3.4% of all workers)

Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation (%)

Less than 30 minutes - other means:
Bedford:

70.8% (441)
Iowa:

81.8% (1,133,018)
30 to 44 minutes - other means:
Bedford:

20.5% (128)
Iowa:

11.2% (155,193)
45 to 59 minutes - other means:
Bedford:

5.9% (37)
Iowa:

3.5% (48,782)
60 or more minutes - other means:
Bedford:

2.7% (17)
Iowa:

3.5% (47,965)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%)

Working at home in 2016 - Bedford

Working at home in 2016 - Iowa

Less than 5 minutes:
Bedford:

24.2% (134)
Iowa:

6.8% (102,761)
5 to 9 minutes:
Bedford:

31.9% (177)
Iowa:

17.2% (259,751)
10 to 14 minutes:
Bedford:

12.5% (69)
Iowa:

18.6% (280,600)
15 to 19 minutes:
Bedford:

11.4% (63)
Iowa:

16.9% (255,116)
20 to 24 minutes:
Bedford:

6.3% (35)
Iowa:

14.1% (213,178)
25 to 29 minutes:
Bedford:

2.6% (14)
Iowa:

6.2% (93,995)
30 to 34 minutes:
Bedford:

6.7% (37)
Iowa:

8.8% (133,742)
45 to 59 minutes:
Bedford:

2.0% (11)
Iowa:

3.8% (57,171)
60 to 89 minutes:
Bedford:

0.7% (4)
Iowa:

2.1% (32,504)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000 (%)

Working at home in 2000 - Bedford

Working at home in 2000 - Iowa

Less than 5 minutes:
Bedford:

16.1% (109)
Iowa:

6.8% (100,616)
5 to 9 minutes:
Bedford:

23.4% (158)
Iowa:

18.5% (271,589)
10 to 14 minutes:
Bedford:

10.7% (72)
Iowa:

19.3% (283,804)
15 to 19 minutes:
Bedford:

1.3% (9)
Iowa:

16.0% (234,745)
20 to 24 minutes:
Bedford:

9.3% (63)
Iowa:

12.5% (183,539)
25 to 29 minutes:
Bedford:

4.4% (30)
Iowa:

4.6% (67,775)
30 to 34 minutes:
Bedford:

15.5% (105)
Iowa:

7.6% (111,454)
35 to 39 minutes:
Bedford:

2.5% (17)
Iowa:

1.5% (22,220)
40 to 44 minutes:
Bedford:

0.9% (6)
Iowa:

1.7% (24,880)
45 to 59 minutes:
Bedford:

5.5% (37)
Iowa:

3.4% (49,913)
60 to 89 minutes:
Bedford:

1.6% (11)
Iowa:

2.0% (28,703)
90 or more minutes:
Bedford:

0.9% (6)
Iowa:

1.4% (20,741)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Bedford:

    16.9% (32)
    Iowa:

    6.5% (51,829)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Bedford:

    39.8% (76)
    Iowa:

    16.4% (131,036)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Bedford:

    11.7% (22)
    Iowa:

    17.9% (143,168)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Bedford:

    3.8% (7)
    Iowa:

    16.9% (135,244)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Bedford:

    2.7% (5)
    Iowa:

    13.8% (110,215)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Bedford:

    4.1% (8)
    Iowa:

    6.1% (48,862)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Bedford:

    11.3% (21)
    Iowa:

    9.5% (76,458)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Bedford:

    5.8% (11)
    Iowa:

    4.2% (33,583)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Bedford:

    1.6% (3)
    Iowa:

    2.7% (21,693)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Bedford:

    29.0% (105)
    Iowa:

    7.2% (50,932)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Bedford:

    27.8% (101)
    Iowa:

    18.1% (128,715)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Bedford:

    12.9% (47)
    Iowa:

    19.3% (137,432)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Bedford:

    15.1% (55)
    Iowa:

    16.9% (119,872)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Bedford:

    8.3% (30)
    Iowa:

    14.5% (102,963)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Bedford:

    1.8% (7)
    Iowa:

    6.3% (45,133)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Bedford:

    4.3% (16)
    Iowa:

    8.1% (57,284)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Bedford:

    0.3% (1)
    Iowa:

    1.5% (10,811)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Bedford

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Iowa

Drove car alone:
Bedford:

76.7% (444)
Iowa:

81.1% (1,287,249)
Carpooled:
Bedford:

13.5% (78)
Iowa:

8.2% (130,598)
Walked:
Bedford:

5.2% (30)
Iowa:

3.5% (55,108)
Other means:
Bedford:

0.3% (2)
Iowa:

0.9% (14,677)

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Bedford

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Iowa

Drove car alone:
Bedford:

69.7% (471)
Iowa:

78.6% (1,155,008)
Carpooled:
Bedford:

17.6% (119)
Iowa:

10.8% (158,699)
Walked:
Bedford:

4.6% (31)
Iowa:

4.0% (58,088)
Other means:
Bedford:

0.3% (2)
Iowa:

0.5% (7,153)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Bedford (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Iowa (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Bedford:

    76.3% (150)
    Iowa:

    81.3% (681,293)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Bedford:

    16.5% (32)
    Iowa:

    8.0% (66,786)
    Walked - Males:
    Bedford:

    2.5% (5)
    Iowa:

    3.4% (28,311)
    Other means - Males:
    Bedford:

    0.9% (2)
    Iowa:

    1.2% (9,874)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Bedford (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2016Travel time to work - Iowa (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Bedford:

    76.4% (292)
    Iowa:

    80.9% (605,956)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Bedford:

    12.2% (47)
    Iowa:

    8.5% (63,812)
    Walked - Females:
    Bedford:

    6.9% (26)
    Iowa:

    3.6% (26,797)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy in 2016 (%)

Drove alone:
Bedford:

83.7% (518)
Iowa:

90.9% (1,286,536)
In 2 person carpool:
Bedford:

13.2% (82)
Iowa:

7.0% (99,615)
In 3 person carpool:
Bedford:

2.5% (16)
Iowa:

1.2% (17,105)

Private vehicle occupancy in 2000 (%)

Drove alone:
Bedford:

79.8% (471)
Iowa:

87.9% (1,155,008)
In 2 person carpool:
Bedford:

17.1% (101)
Iowa:

9.8% (128,891)
In 3 person carpool:
Bedford:

2.0% (12)
Iowa:

1.4% (18,510)
In 4 person carpool:
Bedford:

1.0% (6)
Iowa:

0.5% (6,602)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers (%)

Employee of private company:
Bedford:

59.7% (410)
Iowa:

66.6% (992,122)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Bedford:

2.6% (18)
Iowa:

3.0% (44,330)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Bedford:

6.1% (42)
Iowa:

8.2% (121,940)
Local government workers:
Bedford:

7.6% (52)
Iowa:

6.1% (90,430)
State government workers:
Bedford:

7.4% (51)
Iowa:

5.8% (85,726)
Federal government workers:
Bedford:

1.7% (12)
Iowa:

1.8% (27,176)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Bedford:

13.2% (91)
Iowa:

8.2% (121,579)
Unpaid family workers:
Bedford:

1.6% (11)
Iowa:

0.4% (6,513)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Bedford:

65.8% (231)
Iowa:

69.4% (541,460)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Bedford:

3.7% (13)
Iowa:

4.3% (33,311)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Bedford:

2.3% (8)
Iowa:

4.4% (34,485)
Local government workers - Males:
Bedford:

5.7% (20)
Iowa:

4.9% (37,971)
State government workers - Males:
Bedford:

5.7% (20)
Iowa:

4.5% (35,484)
Federal government workers - Males:
Bedford:

2.6% (9)
Iowa:

1.8% (14,242)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Bedford:

11.7% (41)
Iowa:

10.3% (80,293)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Bedford:

2.6% (9)
Iowa:

0.4% (3,416)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Bedford:

53.3% (179)
Iowa:

63.5% (450,662)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Bedford:

1.5% (5)
Iowa:

1.6% (11,019)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Bedford:

10.1% (34)
Iowa:

12.3% (87,455)
Local government workers - Females:
Bedford:

9.5% (32)
Iowa:

7.4% (52,459)
State government workers - Females:
Bedford:

9.2% (31)
Iowa:

7.1% (50,242)
Federal government workers - Females:
Bedford:

0.9% (3)
Iowa:

1.8% (12,934)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Bedford:

14.9% (50)
Iowa:

5.8% (41,286)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Bedford:

0.6% (2)
Iowa:

0.4% (3,097)
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